Une scientifique dans un laboratoire
Grenoble is one of the most dynamic research ecosystems in France. Université Grenoble Alpes is recognized for its scientific and technological excellence as well as its innovation potential. In 2016, it was awarded the "Initiative of excellence" label, reserved for a dozen university sites in France, recognized as world-class centers of excellence in higher education and research.

Ambition, strategy, partners

Université Grenoble Alpes does leading research designed to produce new knowledge and innovation at the service of the society at large, humanist development and the preservation of the planet.


PhD students, researchers, engineers, professors... Key players who have left their mark on the world of research through prizes and publications, and an inventory of recent projects and discoveries..

Major projects

At Université Grenoble Alpes, we lead a wide variety of important projects financed by the Université Grenoble Alpes Excellence Initiative and the national future investments plan (PIA).

Boosting your research

Numerous incentivizing measures supporting research and development.

Research facilities

Grenoble is home to 5 large international research infrastructures (ESRF, ILL, EMBL, GHMLF, IRAM), attracting more than 8,000 visiting researchers yearly from all over the world, and creating important economic benefits.

Research organization

In Grenoble, 3,600 professor-researchers work in 73 laboratories, structured through 6 research departments, 13 laboratories of excellence (Labex) and benefitting from equipment of excellence (Equipex). Almost half of our 3,000 PhD students are international students. With such assets, Grenoble is one of the most research-intensive ecosystems in France.

International laboratories and networks

UGA research teams and partners from research organizations are actively involved in numerous international laboratories and structuring research projects abroad, where they develop strategic scientific collaborations, and contribute to UGA's international visibility and attractiveness.

Innovation and technology transfer

The subsidiary companies, foundations and incubators of Université Grenoble Alpes gather their expertise and knowledge to help you promote research – whether yours, your laboratory’s or business’s – or create your own startup from the fruits of your research.

Join our teams

In Grenoble alone, 3,600 professor-researchers work in 73 laboratories, structured through 6 research departments, 13 laboratories of excellence with equipment of excellence. Come join us to produce world-class research and create knowledge and innovation for the benefit of society, human development and sustainability.

Focus on...

  • COVID-19 Screening: A new model for assessing the efficiency of group testing
    How best to evaluate the performance of a group testing strategy for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which involves pooling samples from multiple individuals to conduct a single RT-PCR test on the whole group? To do precisely that, scientists from the CNRS, Université Grenoble Alpes and Université Sorbonne Paris Nord have developed a model that evaluates the efficiency of such tests.
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  • Space: Grenoble scientists involved in the Mars 2020 mission
    The Mars 2020 mission, which will search for traces of life on the Red Planet, reached its destination on February 18, 2021 with the landing of the Perseverance rover and the French instrument SuperCam onboard, a veritable Swiss army knife for analyzing the Martian soil. An instrument carried at the national level by the CNRS and the CNES which involves scientists from Grenoble.
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In numbers

  • 71 research structures.
  • European research council (ERC):
    • 133 ERCs since 2007.
    • Second French site with the most ERC grants.
    • 1st SHS laureate in 2019.
  • 32 CNRS medals since 2001.
  • 112 members of the Institut universitaire de France.
  • Top 150 in the Shanghai 2022 global ranking.
  • Shanghai 2022 thematic ranking:
    • Top 50 in 6 disciplines.
    • Top 100 in 15 disciplines.
  • 755 patents filed annually.
  • 20 to 35 start-ups created annually.

Logo de l'Idex Université Grenoble Alpes
Université Grenoble Alpes is the bearer of the "Université Grenoble Alpes: university of innovation" project selected for initiatives of excellence (Idex), a label reserved for a dozen university sites in France.