Research

Université Grenoble Alpes produces world-class research and creates knowledge and innovation for the benefit of society, human development and sustainability.
Within its laboratories, researchers tackle major scientific and socio-economic issues in a bold, open and free spirit. Research activities associate higher education institutions, national research organizations and important European and/or international research infrastructures.

The quality of research as well as the synergies between the laboratories shared with the CEA, CNRS, Inria, Inserm, Irstea, CHU Grenoble Alpes, IRD and INRA laid the foundation for the recognition of Université Grenoble Alpes as an Excellence Initiative (IDEX).

Doctoral studiesDoctoral studies


Université Grenoble Alpes offers the possibility to prepare a PhD in all fields of knowledge, and across the Alpine valley.

Research facilitiesResearch 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 organizationResearch organization


In Grenoble, 3,600 professor-researchers work in 100 laboratories, structured through 6 research departments, 14 laboratories of excellence (LABEX) and benefitting from equipment of excellence (EQUIPEX). Almost half of our 3,700 PhD students are international students. With such assets, Grenoble is one of the most research-intensive ecosystems in France.

Innovation and technology transferInnovation 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.

Short programs and summer schoolsShort programs and summer schools


As a public university, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) works to serve the needs of a diverse array of learners. In addition to our traditional degree programs, we work with local and international partners to provide access to UGA expertise via short and tailored programs.

Services and ressourcesServices and ressources


Researchers coming to Université Grenoble Alpes have the ISSO (International Students and Scholars Office) team at hand for all questions on how to prepare for their future stay.
Updated onFebruary 21, 2020