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Univ. Grenoble Alpes and Grenoble INP Institute of Engineering Univ. Grenoble Alpes stand out within QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

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Univ. Grenoble Alpes et Grenoble INP Institut d’ingénierie Univ. Grenoble Alpes se distinguent dans les classements thématiques du QS 2017
The British ranking agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), specialized in higher education and research, published on 8th March, 2017 its rankings by subjects: 46 subjects, within 5 broad areas (Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences and Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Management). Thanks to the large set of disciplinary strengths of the IDEX* partners, Univ. Grenoble Alpes appears within each of the 5 broad areas of QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. It is amongst the best universities worldwide in Natural Sciences (131st in the world, 5th in France), in Engineering and Technology (Grenoble INP Institute of Engineering Univ. Grenoble Alpes is 177th in the world, 5th in France) and Materials Science (within the top 51-100 in the world, 1st in France).

QS World Ranking By Subject

A solid international visibility

Last September, within QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Univ. Grenoble Alpes was ranked 206th worldwide and 2nd in France after Université Pierre et Marie Curie. The recent publication of the Rankings by Subject confirms the outstanding position of Univ. Grenoble Alpes, which received the IDEX label in 2016. Univ. Grenoble Alpes is amongst the best universities in the world in 13 subjects of the QS World University Rankings by subject 2017.

One of the top universities worldwide in several subject rankings

Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) is amongst the top 100 universities worldwide in Earth and Marine Sciences (2nd in France), the top 150 in Physics and Astronomy (6th in France), and the top 200 in Environmental Sciences (2nd in France), in Chemistry (4th in France) and in Mathematics. UGA is also ranked within the top 300 in 6 other subjects: Linguistics (3rd in France), Modern Languages, Biological Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Computer Science and Information Systems, Electrical and Electronic.
Grenoble INP Institute of Engineering Univ. Grenoble Alpes also stands out in several subject rankings: In Materials Science, Grenoble INP is still the 1st institution in France, and the only one within the top 51-100 worldwide, followed by École Polytechnique and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (top 101-150). It is within the top 200 in Electrical and Electronic (2nd in France), and the top 300 in Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing (6th in France).

Key figures for IDEX Université Grenoble Alpes

  • 1 comprehensive university: Université Grenoble Alpes (result of the merger of Université Joseph Fourier (UJF), Université Pierre-Mendès-France (UPMF) and Université Stendhal)
  • 3 Grandes Écoles: Grenoble INP Institute of Engineering Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Sciences Po Grenoble Institute of Political Studies Univ. Grenoble Alpes, ENSAG School of Architecture Univ. Grenoble Alpes
  • 5 national research organizations: CNRS, Inria, CEA, Inserm, Irstea
  • 1 university hospital: CHU Grenoble Alpes
  • 51,000 students, including 7,200 foreign students
  • 3,700 PhD students, including 45% international students
  • 5,500 academic staff
  • 180 nationalities on campus
  • The 2nd scientific location after Paris (Île-de-France) by number of ERC grants, CNRS medals and IUF nominations, as well as by number of Labex, Idefi and IRT projects
  • Within the top 200 of the ARWU Shanghai Rankings:
    • 1st city for the quality of student life (L’Étudiant)
    • 5th city for the quality of working life (L'Express)
    • 5th most innovative city in the world (Forbes 2013)
    • 2nd most innovative city in Europe (iCapital 2014)





Updated on May 14, 2018

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