Sciences and society

Help develop informed citizens and socially responsible leaders, share our academic knowledge and critical spirit with the whole of society: this is the aspiration of Université Grenoble Alpes. Through cultural and scientific outreach, our programs give students, staff and the greater public access to university expertise, to better understand current challenges for science and society.

Science accessible to all

The Conversation

Université Grenoble Alpes opened an online media platform called The Conversation, a website combining academic expertise and journalistic know-how to offer the general public free, independent and quality information. The articles on The Conversation are all written by experts at UGA, and cover a vast array of disciplines and themes.
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Preserve the university’s scientific heritage

Université Grenoble Alpes has a rich and vast scientifique heritage. Scientific instruments, flora collections, documentation, rare and historic works... These hidden treasures make up a scientific culture that enlightens us on the evolution of science and techniques throughout the ages, and stand witness to the richness of the education and research fields.

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Promote scientific events for the general public

Ma thèse en 180 secondes

Summarize years of research in 3 minutes, in simple and fun terms, all in front of an expert jury and a non-specialist audience: this is the challenge put to UGA’s PhD students in the international competition "Ma thèse en 180 secondes" ("My thesis in 180 seconds").
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Conférences d'exception

Two to three times a year, eminent scientists and Nobel Laureates are invited to take part in a “Conférences d’exception”– “exceptional lectures” open to all students, faculty, staff and local residents that cover topics from sustainable economy to life on exoplanets.
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Les Rencontres montagne et sciences

Encounters between science and nature: A film festival on science mountain adventures finds its way to the general public.
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Published on  January 30, 2020
Updated on May 31, 2021