Four visiting delegations in Grenoble in May and June

Four new delegations were welcomed to Grenoble INP – UGA at the end of Spring 2023. Representatives of Canadian and Chinese training and research organizations were present, who came to strengthen and develop links with the institute of engineering and management.

On May 26th: signing of two degree agreements with the École de Technologie Supérieure of the Université du Québec (ETS)

Two double degree agreements were thus signed in Grenoble by Pierre Benech, President of Grenoble INP – UGA and François Gagnon, General Director of ETS in the presence of Eirini Sarigiannidou, International Relations Vice-President and Christine Chirat, Vice - President of the CEVU (The Council for Studies and University Life). These agreements represent the culmination of a collaboration of trust through which the 2 establishments issue their respective national degrees.

The Quebec delegation travelled to the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region to raise awareness of ETS with strategic partners in the region, and to discuss their international development project. France being their privileged partner, ETS wishes to further strengthen this relationship and identify structuring opportunities for partnerships.

The Quebec technology school is considering future ties in terms of relations with industry and innovation, particularly in health technologies but also with certain Laboratories of Excellence (LabEx) of the UGA.

On June 2nd: preparation of an agreement and development of research with the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT)

3 teacher-researchers from the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) visited on June 1st and 2nd.
As an associate partner of the Erasmus Mundus FAMEAIS master since September2022, BIT wishes to extend its collaboration with Grenoble INP – UGA. The purpose of this visit was therefore to prepare a framework agreement and/or a student exchange agreement between the two establishments, but also to develop research collaborations (exchange of doctoral students, development of joint research, creation of joint laboratories, etc.).


On the program: UGA doctoral college, SIMaP and LMPG laboratories, meetings with the international relations departments of Grenoble INP – UGA , Grenoble INP – Ense3, UGA and Grenoble INP – Phelma, UGA schools.

On June 23rd: reception of a delegation from IFCEN


Initially focused on the theme of nuclear energy, the Franco-Chinese Institute of Nuclear Energy Sun Yat-sen University (IFCEN) now wishes to open collaboration up with Grenoble INP – UGA and the Université Grenoble Alpes. With this objective, a meeting with representatives of IFCEN and international relations of Grenoble INP – Phelma, UGA and Grenoble INP – UGA was organized on June 23rd in Grenoble. Its objective was to work on current and future collaborations with IFCEN. The path of an opening towards biomedical engineering was particularly mentioned.

On June 27th and 28th: a first in Grenoble for ShanghaiTech University

A large delegation from ShanghaiTech University was received for the first time by Grenoble INP – UGA. This visit follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two establishments last December.
During the visit of these Chinese partners, different areas of collaboration were discussed after a presentation of the international development strategies of the two structures. The objective is now to translate the many common points into concrete actions. These will be defined during the visit from Grenoble INP - UGA to ShanghaiTech University next November.

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