Once again, Grenoble was ranked as the best French city for university studies ahead of Rennes and Toulouse (the last time was in 2013). As explained by the magazine L’Etudiant when the ranking was published on September 7th: “The capital of the Dauphiné region has everything needed to attract students. It’s not surprising the city has been in the top three of our ranking for the past ten years!”
On June 14th, Times Higher Education World University Rankings and Reuters, published its first Top 100: Europe's Most Innovative Universities ranking. Two universities in the Grenoble ecosystem were ranked among the top 50 most innovative European universities. The Grenoble Alpes University was ranked 35 and Grenoble Institute of Technology ranked 39.
On June 15th, the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy published a new series of rankings related to engineering topics. Grenoble Institute of Technology was ranked in three of seven engineering fields covered by the new Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016. As a result, the university is now ranked in three of the consultancy's top 300 global rankings.
The international QS World University Rankings by Faculty® - Engineering & Technology 2015/2016 has been published. Grenoble INP, 199th in the world ranking with a score of 68.1 points, comes in 4th place for France, behind Ecole polytechnique (81st with 76.3 points), Centrale Paris (153rd with 70.8 points) and Pierre and Marie Curie University (186th with 69.1 points). The UJF comes in the 5th position with 66 points and comes 228th in the world ranking, followed by Mines ParisTech and INSA of Lyon.
On 16 October 2015, the European Research Council (ERC) announced the list of the 44 winners selected during the second round of the "Proof of Concept 2015" call for proposals. Catherine Picart, a professor at Grenoble INP - Phelma and a researcher at the LMGP laboratory, is one of the 2 winners hosted by French institutions for this funding.
James Crowley is professor at Grenoble INP -Ensimag and researcher at Inria, He works for innovation and experimentation with human-centered services based on the use of large-scale deployment of interconnected digital devices capable of perception, action, interaction and communication.
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