Université Grenoble Alpes in 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.

Shangai 2020 - Classement global

Published since 2003 by Jiao Tong University, the Shanghai ranking list annually ranks the world's top universities according to six criteria, including the number of publications in the two scientific journals – Nature and Science – the number of citations of these articles in referenced scientific journals, and the number of Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals awarded to students and staff of the university.

In 2021, Université Grenoble Alpes is in the top 150 of the Shanghai global ranking, which compares the research productivity of the world's top 1000 universities. At the national level, it ranks 5th among the best French universities.
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Shangai 2021 – Subject rankings

The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects includes more than 4,000 universities in 54 disciplines covering 5 major fields: Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences.

In the top 100 of the Shanghai 2020 global ranking, Université Grenoble Alpes has consolidated its position in the recently published Shanghai 2021 subject ranking. Listed in the top 100 of the world's best universities for 18 disciplines, including 7 in the top 50, UGA is the third French university after Université Paris Saclay and Sorbonne Université in terms of the number of disciplines ranked in the top 100.
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Top 50

  • Remote Sensing: 21, 2nd in France
  • Earth Sciences: 24, 3rd in France
  • Metallurgical Engineering: 30, 1st in France
  • Physics: 39, 5th in France
  • Clinical Medicine: 45, 2nd in France
  • Mining and mineral engineering: 47, 3rd in France
  • Mathematics: 48, 7th in France

Top 100

  • Geography: 51-75, 1st in France
  • Water Resources: 51-75, tied for 1st-3rd in France
  • Atmospheric Science: 51-75, tied for 3rd-5th in France
  • Ecology: 51-75, 7th in France
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 76-100, 1st in France
  • Computer Science & Engineering: 76-100, tied for 2nd-3rd in France
  • Oceanography : 76-100, 7-9 ex-aequo en France
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering: 76-100, 2nd in France
  • Automation & Control: 76-100, 4th in France
  • Environmental science and engineering: 76-100, 2nd in France
  • Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences: 76-100, 5th in France

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

The QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world's top universities in five broad areas covering 51 subjects. These rankings aim to help prospective students identify the world's best universities in their chosen field, in answer to the high demand for comparisons by subject.

Université Grenoble Alpes is ranked 99th in Natural Sciences. We also appear in five major fields, improving our position in four of them in 2021 compared to 2020. UGA is also in the top 100 for Earth and marine sciences, Geology and Geophysics, and ranks in the top 200 for 10 other disciplines.
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Time Higher Education 2015-2016 ranking

  • In the top 250.

Reuters ranking

  • 28th most innovative university in Europe (2018).
  • 91st most innovative university in the world (2019).

US News and World Report rankings

  • 5th place in France.
Published on  January 8, 2021
Updated onSeptember 6, 2021