Strategic partnerships

Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) has long developed privileged academic relations with renowned universities.
In Europe, our main partners are : University of Oxford, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Universidad de Barcelona, Swansea University.

With the Alliance Campus Rhodanien, the UGA is fully in line with a territorial strategy which consists in bringing together universities on both sides of the Swiss border in order to design common programs based on our respective research capacities.

The UGA is also a partner of universities that develop cutting-edge research such as Tsukuba, National Taiwan University, Mc Master University, CalTech.

Focus on

University of Swansea (United Kingdom)

The partnership with Swansea is historic for the Grenoble site. Numerous co-supervised theses have been successfully defended. The launch of the IDEX project has enabled the scope of the collaboration to be extended with additional resources allocated to joint projects. The launch in 2019 of a "strategic board" made up of scientific representatives from the two universities and the definition of an action plan for the next 5 years makes Swansea a leading partner for the AGU.

University of Tsukuba (Japan)

Tsukuba is one of the leading universities in Japan thanks to its policy of innovation and internationalization. The partnership with UGA started in 2013 and led to the creation of an international alliance "Campus In Campus" bringing together a dozen prestigious universities in different countries. The UGA shares with Tsukuba an international laboratory that hosts every year researchers, students and PhD students from the UGA who can use the state-of-the-art equipment installed on site. This flagship partnership for the UGA is part of a territorial strategy conducted jointly with the city of Grenoble and the Metropole.

Markers: 7 graduates in co-tutelle since 2017, 6 co-tutelles in progress, 10 double degrees, 1 double master, 22 exchange students in 2019.  

KIT - Karsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University ranking 2020, KIT ranks 20th among German universities and 82nd among European universities. KIT is positioned in the 201-300 range in the Academic Ranking of World University 2019 in Shanghai. Numerous double degree agreements at master level exist between Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), UGA and Grenoble INP in physics, computer science, industrial engineering and electrical engineering.

University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University ranking 2020, Oxford University ranks first among UK and European universities. Oxford University ranks 7th in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World University 2019. The aim of the partnership is to strengthen relations for the benefit of students and researchers in several areas: Materials Sciences, Computer Sciences, Quantum Physics, Human Sciences, Environment.
Published on  July 15, 2020
Updated onMarch 29, 2021