Graduate School@UGA

The objective of the Graduate School@UGA is to meet tomorrow’s scientific and societal challenges to create a better future. The Graduate School@UGA is a structuring and transdisciplinary program that prepares French and international students, through the two-year Master's program, for doctoral research or direct professional integration.
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The Graduate School@UGA aims to structure training through research via thematic programs focused on scientific and/or societal issues. Graduate School@UGA federates postgraduate courses, without adding diplomas, in order to gain in legibility to improve attractiveness and international recruitment, via a proactive policy of study grants.

Graduate School@UGA is:

  • 16 thematic programs at Master's level starting during the last bachelor year and continuing into a PhD, or leading to direct professional integration.
  • Common structuring courses within each thematic program (6 ECTS minimum per year).
  • Integration events and thematic events.
  • Inter-program student projects contributing to Graduate School@UGA identity, in addition to program specific initiatives.
  • Scholarships to attract the best international students.
  • Funding to enable students to experience research work through internships in laboratories.
  • International visiting professors.

Thematic programs :

  • EU Values: European Values and Interests in a Global Context
    Europe, values, critical approach, gap between proclamation and public policy, transitions
    EU Values aims to provide students with elements for reflection for a critical, multidisciplinary analysis of how the European Union puts into practice the values it proclaims, whether in its relationship with the world ...
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  • Extrem
    Physics of extremes: from the frontiers of knowledge to societal applications
    The program focuses on researching the infinitely small (elementary constituents and their interactions), quantum matter, as well as the infinitely large and the origin of the universe, stars and planets. This ground-bre...
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  • Futur Prod : transition to sustainable industrial production systems
    Sustainable industrial production, transition, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, material sciences, economics
    Futur Prod strives to be a leader in the development of sustainable organizations and technologies for industry of the future in order to innovate production and consumption trends. This program trains expert talents in ...
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  • GREEN: Grenoble Energy Transition Academy
    Energy transition, renewable energies and decarbonization, new socio-technical systems, behavior and strategies of actors, sustainable territories and cities
    The multidisciplinary GREEN program aims to train students in and through research on the main issues of the energy transition. GREEN brings together students in Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering Sciences to...
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  • LWAW : Living Well, Aging Well
    Aging, well-being, prevention, health, society, valorization
    The "Living well, aging well" program is aimed at aging as a global phenomenon, from the cell to society. Through research, it aims to build innovative training pathways that will allow us to accompany the demographic ch...
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  • MetroFabLab
    Architecture, urban planning, urban development, design, political sciences
    This project aims to prepare students through (and for) research of new conditions of metropolitan construction in a context of fast changes, transitions and societal transformations. As it is interdisciplinary and multi...
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  • MSTIC : mathematics, information, and communication sciences
    Computer science, mathematics, applied mathematics, automatic control, signal processing, biomedicine, computer, architecture, computer security, artificial intelligence
    The MSTIC program is for students interested in pursuing a research oriented master of science curriculum in mathematics or computer science. It proposes a diverse set of high level courses on cutting edge, topics and a ...
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  • Planned health : physical and numerical methods in health
    Medical physics, medical imaging, biophysics, artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering, medical devices, nanomedicine
    Physical and numerical methods applied to health play nowadays a critical role in developing state-of-the-art solutions for health. The program Planned Health is welcoming ambitious students who want to tackle challenges...
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  • Quantum
    Quantum information, quantum engineering, quantum computing, quantum devices, quantum materials
    The Quantum thematic program offers specific high-level training at the Master’s level on the quantum properties of devices, matter and light. This program is incorporated into several UGA Master’s programs and engineer ...
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    Arts, performance, history, literature, languages studies, practice-based research and research creation, practice-based workshops, residencies, scenography, installation, collaborative production
    Reach program is a training course created as an academic minor, built for French and foreign students desiring to become researchers, in order to provide them with a training in practice based research and research crea...
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  • Risk
    Technological, natural and financial risks, critical infrastructures, crisis management, risk prevention
    This thematic program aims at providing solid skills in the fields of technological, natural and financial risks, especially in prevention and crisis management (including coordination, planning and civil security), resi...
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  • Soft Nano
    Soft matter, interfaces with the living world, nanomaterials and nano-objects
    The Soft Nano program aims to provide training through research in the fields of physical chemistry of soft matter and nanomaterials. It relies in particular on long internships in laboratories and on the ESONN European ...
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  • Steen : sociétés en transitions économiques, écologiques et numériques
    Economic ecological and digital transition, human sciences, interdisciplinary, innovative
    Contemporary societies are facing challenges linked to deep changes, including three transitions: the economic transition, the ecological transition, and the digital transition. The Steen thematic program is how societie...
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  • Summit - Sustainable microelectronics and microsystems for advanced integrated technologies
    Microelectronics, microsystems, sustainability, cybersecurity, advanced technologies
    The SUMMIT thematic program addresses the multidisciplinary and complex challenges of microelectronics, ranging from the design of components, circuits and systems to the development of new functional materials, microfab...
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  • Terra
    Energy Transition, Socio-ecological transition, Socio-ecosystems, Global Change, Human and Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Environmental humanities
    Within the Terra curricular, we will train the next generation of natural resources managers, whether they are geologists, hydrologists, climatologists, urban planners, historians or economists, to risks and opportunitie...
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  • TransCoG - Transdisciplinary training in cognition in Grenoble
    Cognition, psychology, philosophy, linguistics
    Within the TransCoG Thematic Program, Master's degree programs in cognitive sciences, psychology, linguistics and philosophy pool their resources together to offer a high-level interdisciplinary training program in cogni...
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This project benefits from a government grant managed by the National Research Agency under the "France 2030 SFRI @UGA n°ANR -20-sfri-0007" future investment program.
Published on  July 19, 2021
Updated on July 5, 2023