UGA in numbers

59,000
students
10,400
employees

Human resources

  • 10,400 staff (including 2,650 from national research organisations).
  • 6,000 teachers, lecturers and researchers (including 1,450 researchers from national research organisations and 1,000 contractual doctoral students).
  • 4,400 administrative and technical staff (including 1,200 from national research organisations).

International

  • 10,500 international students
  • 1 in 6 students is a foreigner
  • 150 different nationalities
  • 47% of PhD students are foreigners
  • 20% Master's taught in English
  • 18 languages taught
  • 1 100 international university partnerships
  • 1 special office providing personalized services for international students (ISSO)

Research

  • 73 research units
  • 13 Labex and 11 Equipex
  • 3,000 PhD students
  • 124 ERC since 2007 :
    • 51 ERC Starting Grants
    • 29 ERC Consolidator Grants (started in 2013)
    • 27 ERC Advanced Grants
    • 14 ERC Proof of Concept
    • 3 ERC Synergy Grant
  • 32 CNRS medals since 2001:
    • 1 gold medal
    • 28 silver medals
    • 3 innovation medals
  • 142 members or honorary members of the Institut Universitaire de France (including 26 junior or senior members in delegation)
  • Top 150 in Shanghai global ranking 2022
  • Shanghai thematic ranking 2022:
    • Top 50 in 6 disciplines
    • Top 100 in 15 disciplines

Campus and student life

  • 13 campuses spread over 6 departments (Isère, Drôme, Ardèche, Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Hautes-Alpes)
  • 3 places of culture and creation: Amphidice, Espace scénique transdisciplinaire (EST), Maison de la création et de l'innovation (MACI)
  • Libraries open 83 hours a week: evenings, Saturdays and Sundays
  • 50 student life places
  • 250 students association including an orchestra, dance group, 2 choirs and a student radio stations
  • Over 200 cultural events on campuses each year
  • 49 sports disciplines open to all
  • 580 top-level student athletes and 150 top-level artists students
  • 80 student-entrepreneurs
  • 1,380 students with disabilities supported each year

International rankings

Université Grenoble Alpes ranks each year in the Top 100-250 group of the best world universities in all major international rankings, and is in the Top 10 of French higher education institutions.