Grenoble Institute of Technology

Grenoble, France

No. Students: 5,500 No. of Academic staff: 382
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By mixing training activities in key technologies, research and industrial partnership, Grenoble Institute of Technology meets todays major challenges : Micro and nanotechnologies, Energy, Digital world, Environment, Industry (globalisation and innovation)

Key figures

  • 5,439 students (4162 students enrolled at Masters level)
  • 1,200 Master's degrees awarded
  • 300 PhD degrees awarded
  • 382 academic full time staff
  • 40,000 Alumni all over the world
  • 143 million euros budget
  • 175 patents and softwares

Grenoble Institute of Technology runs currently 6 Schools of engineering in key technologies:

  • Energy, Water and Environmental Sciences
  • Information Management Sciences (Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Telecommunications)
  • Advanced Systems and Networks
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Paper science, Print Media and Biomaterials
  • Physics, Applied Physics, Electronics and Materials Science

Grenoble Institute of Technology is a leader amongst European technology universities. Its high-quality engineering degree courses and doctorates and cutting-edge research put it firmly at the heart of European higher education.

30 laboratories:

  • 23 in Grenoble campus
  • 7 off-shore labs (FV-PPL, ICCMS, LAS2M, LAFMIA, LITAP, MICA, ReaDiLab) located in 6 countries (China, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Vietnam)

4 technological platforms

  • AIP PRIMECA: resource and competence centre for industrial automation
  • CIME NANOTECH: 1st European platform dedicated to micro and nanotechnologies
  • CMTC: Technological instrument consortium for material characterization
  • PREDIS: Innovation and training centre, experimentation on energy

Our Institute is one of the 6 co-location centres in the KIC InnoEnergy launched by the EIT (European Institute of Technology and Innovation), a testimony of our international standing.

Grenoble Institute of Technology works closely with the local industry (hundreds of cooperation with major companies such as ST Microelectonics, IBM, EDF, Schneider Electrics, Caterpillar, HP), and is a major player in the French and European research and development. Our Institute has participated in founding internationally renowned centers such as Minatec (1st European institution dedicated to Micro and Nanotechnologies), Minalogic (Research and Development for Micro and Nanotechnologies and Embedded Software), Tenerrdis (Research and Development of Renewable Energies providing high-level fundamental research and industrial partnerships in order to facilitate technology transfer, academia-industry partnership and development of innovation on Energy and Computer Science). Within the IRT Nanoelectronics (Institute for technological research), Grenoble Institute of Technology is among the 3 major global ecosystems for micro-nanotechnologies.

Specific international programmes @ Grenoble Institute of Technology

  • Communication systems
  • Computer engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics & Energetics
  • Bio-refinery, bio-energy, bio-products, bio-materials
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Functionalized Advanced Materials
  • Materials Science for Nuclear Energy
  • Micro- and Nanotechnologies
  • Electrical Engineering for smart grids and buildings
  • Pulp and paper science
  • Responsible design
  • Image and signal processing

Latest International Rankings

102 in TOP Universities QS World rankings 2011 and appears at the 2 rank French universities behind Polytechnique Paris.
Grenoble Institute of Technology is member of Cluster (12 leading universities in science and technology in Europe), EurAce, CDEFI, RESCIF and Campus France.

Grenoble, an exceptional & attractive location

  • 2 Airports & TGV access
  • 22 winter sports resorts
  • European capital of nanotechnologies
  • #One for cooperation between private & public research
  • 2nd French student city
  • 65,000 students & 10,000 international students


No need to worry about finding the service you need. Whether it's sport, culture, clubs and societies... It is all laid on for you!

  • Accommodation

Any student's first job is to find some accommodation.
Grenoble Institute of Technology can help, thanks to its special relationship with the Houillle Blanche hall of residence.

  • Health

Various medical services are available free with your student card.

  • Food

The university canteen is available - but this is not the only place for students to eat!

  • Transport

Transport in Grenoble couldn't be easier, with the various public transport options available.

  • Financial support

Various organizations offer a variety of financial support.

  • Club and societies

Student life in Grenoble is dynamic, just like its students. New societies spring up every year and are well supported by central student bodies.
The "Student House" at the heart of the campus is a favorite meeting place for our engineering students.
The "Grenoble Universités" organization also publishes a topical directory of societies.
EVE "'L'Espace Vie Étudiante" is a 900 m2 building at the heart of the campus, where you can find Radio Campus, a café and a central information point for societies across all Grenoble's universities.

  • Sport

Sport may be part of your university curriculum, if agreed by your university and according to it's regulations. You may also just want to play for pleasure. For a flat yearly fee, you can use the SUAPS sports facilities (intervarsity sports department) at any time.

  • Culture

Grenoble is a leading cultural center, with opportunities for creativity everywhere from the campus right on into the heart of downtown Grenoble.

Student life

60,000 students to cater for, and Grenoble has everything they need. A bit of culture, anyone? A cultural hotbed would be the best way to describe Grenoble, with its new "Maison de la culture", which hosts the National Dance and Theater Center. The "Grenoble scene" is very lively, and has produced a number of bands that have "made it" in France. It's now over to you to discover the next big thing! There are festivals catering for all tastes - "Rocktambule", the "cabaret frappé", "les nuits unplugged" and the jazz festival - chance for you to spot the next star. The student board is better known as the "Grand Cercle" and organizes student events at Grenoble INP. It is one of the largest student bodies in France, with more than 5,000 members.

Unifying force

Members of the student board (Grand Cercle) come from all 11 engineering courses and coordinate student initiatives at Grenoble Institute of Technology. Its large-scale events and communication throughout the year are a unifying force. The "Grand Cercle" works hard to make new student feel at home, and also coordinates events organized by student bodies for each course, along with the whole array of clubs and societies.

Events to remember

The Grenoble Institute of Technology "Gala" is the biggest night out of the year, with more than 2,000 party-goers. Each year the "Gala" has a unique, unforgettable program of music, shows and events. The Autumn Festival is another major event, organized so that freshmen can check out the various clubs and societies on offer. The Festival finishes with a bang - a massive open-air concert at "Place de la BU".

Clubs and societies

The "Grand Cercle" ( funds and facilitates more than thirty clubs and societies with diverse and varied activities. Many clubs and societies are set up each year to cater for everyone's tastes. Music, sport, art, gaming... you name it, there is a club!

Relations with other students

The student board also liaises with other Grenoble university student bodies, as a member of the Grenoble Students Union and the "Espace Vie Etudiante" (EVE). Thus, Grenoble Institute of Technology students are up to date with what is going on in the rest of student life.

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