Shanghai 2020 Ranking: UGA enters the top 100 of the world's best universities

International, Research
On  August 15, 2020
View of the scientific Presqu'île and the synchrotron © Pierre Jayet
View of the scientific Presqu'île and the synchrotron © Pierre Jayet
First regional university (outside of the Paris region), in the top 5 French Universities, Université Grenoble Alpes has placed in the top 100 world universities in the 2020 Shanghai ranking of world universities. Following the good performance of French universities in the Shanghai ranking of academic subjects in June, the results of the Shanghai global rankings published on August 15th confirm the integration strategy of universities and schools put in place in Grenoble.

On a national level, five French institutions are now in the top 100, four of which are the result of such integration ofuniversities and schools.

UGA is the only regional university to be in the top 100 alongside 4 Universities from the Paris region.

The Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 (ARWU) compares the 1000 best universities according to six objective indicators, including the numbed of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers selected by Clarivate Analytics, the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and the per capita performance of the university. 

After starting out in the top 150 of the Shanghai Rankings in 2019, UGA which, as of January 2020, includes all public Institutions of Higher Education in Grenoble, continues to improve by placing 99th in the world’s best universities.

UGA, 1st regional university in the top 5 French Universities

• Université Paris Saclay (14th)
• Université PSL (36th)
• Sorbonne Université (39th)
• Université de Paris (65th)
• Université Grenoble Alpes (99th)

To find the full ranking list please check the website of the Shanghai ARWU at

Published on  August 20, 2020
Updated on  June 1, 2022