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World Ranking 2012 for the Grenoble Institute of Technology

In the QS World University Rankings 2012 the Grenoble Institute of Technology ranks 35th in the field of Materials Science.

As usual the Grenoble Institute of Technology is ranked in France’s top 4 universities.

Subject Rank worldwide Rank in France
Materials Science 35th 1st
Engineering & Technology 101-150 4th
Mechanical Engineering 101-150 4th
Electric Engineering 151-200 2nd
Computer Science 151-200 3rd

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5-week summer school

Grenoble Institute of Technology is currently launching the 2012 Summer School on Nanotechnologies @ Minatec in collaboration with the EPFL Lausanne and the Politecnico di Torino.

A 5-week summer school will be entirely taught in English featuring:

  • Introductory lectures (Microsystems, Nano Electronics devices circuits, Nano Biology, NanoElectronics, NanoPhysics, Creativity and Innovation, Nano Ethics…) given by experts of the Minatec research Centre and from the EPFL Lausanne and the Politecnico di Torino
  • Lab work in a clean room environment
  • Visits of the European Synchrotron (ESRF), the Minatec Research Centre, the Louis Néel Institute…
  • Intercultural courses and many outdoor activities around Grenoble, capital of the French Alps, oenology classes (wine “Tour de France”), International Week End, cultural visits, visits of the EPFL and Polito’s campuses


This program is open to full time engineering students (Bachelor level).

Places are strictly limited (40 places maximum)

Fees & Costs

€1,100, which include scientific and non-scientific lectures, lab work, accommodation, monthly trolley line tickets, health and housing insurance, visits, social activities…

The presence of a large international community creates in this major scientific centre a vibrant, open and stimulating intellectual environment

Some good reasons to come to Grenoble Institute of Technology during summer time:

  • Get an excellent curriculum opportunity
  • Visit 3 main campuses in Europe (Grenoble INP, EPFL Lausanne and Politecnico di Torino)
  • Meet an active scientific community
  • Get a great opportunity to learn, live and experience in an intercultural group
  • Discover Europe, France and Grenoble
  • Get a special taste of the French way of life
  • We are looking forward to meeting you in Grenoble !

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Grants for international programs

The Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation is supporting a scholarship program for International students willing to attend an international program at Grenoble INP.

The grant amounts to 5000 euros per semester and is intended for outstanding master level students.

All the programs taught in English are available here.

Applicants will be selected by the Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation Admission Committee and students will receive results by email by the end of April 2012. The number of grants is limited.

Eligibility criteria

28 years maximum
All (but students from North America, China, Singapore, Hong-Kong, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will have priority)
All international master’s programs of Grenoble Institute of Technology are eligible.
  • Master > Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. However, direct admission to year 2 is possible for suitably qualified students.
  • Postmaster > Must have completed a minimum of 5 years at university level.
Selection process
excellent candidates will be selected according to transcripts, reference letters and scientific project.
Language skills
Programs are taught in English: Non native English speakers have to add an official attestation (TOEFL, TOEIC, teacher…).

  • A minimum of TOEFL 79 IBT (or equivalent) is recommended to attend to a program taught in English.
  • The program being fully in English, speaking French is not required, however we strongly recommend that you take a beginners’ class in French before coming to France so that your everyday life in France is made easier.

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Sino-French Institute for Nuclear Engineering

The Cooperation Agreement establishing the Franco-Chinese Institute of Nuclear Energy (IFCEN) has been signed by Paul Jacquet, President of the Grenoble Institute of Technology by delegation of the French consortium in civil nuclear engineering (FINUCI) and Mr. Huang Daren, President of the University Sun Yat-sen in Canton, where this new Institute will be located.

The signing ceremony was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing with the French Prime Minister and his Chinese counterpart, Wen Jiabao.

The consortium includes the Grenoble Institute of Technology, the National Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN dependent CEA), Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Chemistry in Paris.

Grenoble Institute of Technology will be the consortium’s pilot and will chair it.


  • Inauguration of the future Institute, which openes in the Fall 2010 on the Zhuhai campus of the University of Sun Yat-sen in Canton.
  • Academic year 2010: the launch of the preparatory-cycle in China of French lessons, maths and physics in French
  • Academic year 2013: beginning of the Engineering cycle
  • Summer 2016: first class engineering graduates

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