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The Université Grenoble Alpes begins its first academic year
The fruit of a merger between three Grenoble-based universities on 1st January 2016, the Université Grenoble Alpes is beginning its first ever academic year. Some 45,000 students are gearing themselves up for their first lessons within this major new multidisciplinary university in such varied subjects as literature, particle physics, economics, sociology, philosophy, engineering, mathematics, computer science and medicine.

Two weeks of Freshers' activities for all first-year students

Two weeks of Freshers’ activities will kick off on 1st September for more than 10,000 first-year students to help them settle in and find their bearings. These will include welcome sessions specific to each course as well as briefings and informal gatherings for all students at the Université Grenoble Alpes:

A forum on cross-disciplinary elective modules (ETC): 7 September 2016
Cross-disciplinary elective modules are non-subject-specific and open to all students at the Université Grenoble Alpes. They cover a number of course subjects taught at the UGA, as well as language learning, sport, an introduction to entrepreneurship and the workplace. The forum is an ideal event for students to find out what ETCs are available and to meet with teaching staff.

A sports forum: 14 & 15 September 2016
Students can come to find out about the thirty odd sports they could get involved in either as part of their course or on an extracurricular basis. Road Accident Prevention Day is also held on 14 September during this forum.

A back-to-school show: 14, 16 & 17 September 2016
"Le syllabus du Praufesseur Plexus" (Praufessor Plexus’ syllabus) by the theatre company Les Gentils. This performance is free and will be showing at L’Amphidice.

A sports- and fun-packed event: "C'est Party !"

On 15 September 2016, the Université Grenoble Alpes is counting on all its students to turn up on the university grounds for "C’est Party !", a sports- and fun-packed event for kicking off the university year as we mean to go on! There’ll be a race across campus to pinpoint the key sites, a chill-out zone on the central square with a host of activities to enjoy and an evening concert – all in the aim of bringing all of our students together for the first time – freshers and alumni alike – and to forge a university-wide sense of belonging and commitment. For, although each student might be registered with a specific faculty in a specific discipline, together, we are all part of the Université Grenoble Alpes.

Official opening ceremony for the Université Grenoble Alpes’ new academic year

On 28 September 2016, the partners of the Université Grenoble Alpes will gather for its official opening ceremony for the new academic year. The Université Grenoble Alpes Foundation will be awarding its grants to students fronting innovative projects, elite athletes and international students on this occasion.


Published on December 23, 2016
Updated on December 23, 2016