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The University of Grenoble

Grenoble, France



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The Université Grenoble Alpes was Founded in 1339. This University is the third-largest university in France. Its strength is around 45,000 students and 3,000 researchers. The University of Grenoble got split into three other Universities in 1971. The three inheritors are Joseph Fourier University, Pierre Mendes France University, Stendhal University. The University is situated around two Urban campuses one with a size of 175 Ha and the other with a size of giant 250 Ha. The University is one of the largest scientific centers in Europe with various facilities. The University has a close collaboration with CNRS and CEA. Grenoble is the largest research center after France. The University is famous for its research in Natural Sciences and Engineering along with Law, Institutional economics, Linguistics, and Psychology. It is considered as one of the most innovative universities in Europe. It hosts one of the largest research centers for political sciences, humanities, and urban planning. The University of Grenoble was founded in 1932, by king Humbert II of Viennois, ruler of the Holy Roman empire. The main motto of the King was to teach civil and canon law, medicine and the arts. The king cared a lot about his students, offering all the necessary facilities like books, food, and free housing. But because of the financial losses of the King, the college was closed for a while. Again, it was reopened in the year 1475 in Valence. From 1805 to 1808, Napoleon established the faculties of law, letters, and sciences. Due to this, the University emerged as one of the major suppliers of Industrial motors and electrical equipment in the 1880s. Coming to Governance, the University is a public Institution of scientific, cultural and professional ethics. The University is governed by a board of directors and an academic council elected every four years.
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