The City

“A mountain at the end of each street…” - Stendhal

Grenoble is located in the Rhône-Alpes region, in the South East of France, Grenoble is the Alps capital, surrounded by 3 mountains: Chartreuse, Belledonne and Vercors. In the mountains you can discover beautiful places and you will be able to practice various activities all year long.

In winter, you can go to ski resorts located at 45 minutes from the city center. In summer, you can discover the lakes and any kind of hikes.

Grenoble is located at 3h from Paris and Marseille with the TGV.

An important scientific pole

Grenoble is an excellent university and scientific city, which welcomes more than 60 000 students, including 7 000 foreign students. Grenoble has 2 Campus:

Campus Universitaire in Saint-Martin-d’Hères (Eastern Campus)

This University Campus is composed with 5 universities and schools offering a lot of programs in many fields:

  • University Pierre Mendès France (UPMF): social and human science
  • University Stendhal: letter and art, language and communication
  • University Joseph Fourier (UJF): Science, Technology and Health
  • Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble INP): science of engineer
  • IEP: Institut d'Etudes Politiques

GIANT Campus in Grenoble (Western Campus)

GIANT aim is to create a real proximity for its partners on the Campus, and to create professional interaction and new links between them, especially between research and industry in the following fields:

  • Communication technologies
  • Renewenable energies and environmental problems
  • Bioscience and healthcare

GIANT hosts highly innovative institutions:

  • From the academic world: Grenoble Ecole de Management (Grenoble EM), Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP) and the University Joseph Fourier (UJF)
  • Major French research institutions: CEA and CNRS
  • Leading European laboratories: the ESRF light source, the ILL neutron source and the EMBL for molecular biology

Culture / Entertainment

Grenoble is also a cultural city, with a lot of activities like cinema, theatre, museum, historic sites, outside concerts...
The city is famous for several events organized by Campus association (music, dance, theatre, street art...). All these events are organized in the campus or in the city, inside or outside.

The cultural service of Grenoble Université, "Un tramway nommé culture", gives information on the events, every month.

Grenoble is a great city for foreign peoples who want to discover the French culture, study and live an international experience.

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