"At the end of every street, there is a mountain": this is the magic of Grenoble!
An exceptional geographical location in the heart of Europe, in the Rhône-Alpes region, near Switzerland, Italy and the Mediterranean sea.
The UPMF is attractive thanks to the expertise of its researchers and the quality of its teaching. Add to that its strategic location in Europe, in the Rhône-Alpes region at the heart of three alpine ranges that can all be accessed on foot from the town center, by cable-car or public transport. An exceptional lifestyle
A melting-pot for scientific innovation
Our university belongs to the PRES Université de Grenoble, second French pole in terms of public research after the Ile-de-France region. Innovation in Grenoble is based on the synergy between Teaching, Research and Industry. Grenoble benefits from the expertise of its numerous laboratories and the grouping together of essential international research tools in the same location, in order to develop partnerships between private and public research.
A reference economic pole
Grenoble has 200 international groups, thousands of foreign executives and researchers, 4 universities, 500000 inhabitants among whom 60000 students. With its four large international research tools, eight research institutes, three competitivity poles, a recognized comitment to sustainable development (first eco-neighbourhood in France; a Sustainable Development Award in 2009-2011 for its "ambitious and visionary policy" launched years ago), Grenoble has always focused on innovation. This is why many large international companies have chosen Grenoble: HP, Schneider, ST Microelectronics, Caterpillard...
A historical and cultural town
At the heart of the French Revolution, pioneer in the hydroelectricity field, the town which created the first tourist information office in France, leader in nanotechnologies, Grenoblehas always been a pioneer in terms of science, tourism and social life. Stendhal was born in Grenoble, a town well-known for its various museums among which the Musée de Grenoble, famous for its paintings recounting the history of Western art from the 13th century to nowadays; for the first Maison de la Culture in France opened by André Malraux in 1968; for its multitude of music bands... Grenoble is a true cultural pool.