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Partnerships and networks

International networks

Unite! (University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering)

The aim of this project is to create a transeuropean campus, ranging from Finland to Portugal. Unite! strives to innovate both in the education of engineers and in the development of a european citizenship.

logo unite Unite! will receive a funding of up to 5 Mil. Euro between 2020 and 2022. unite! ’s project is also supported by la Métro Grenoble Alpes.

This project unites seven technical universities renowned for the outstanding quality of their training and research: TU Darmstadt (Germany), Aalto University (Finland), the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), the Grenoble Institute of Technology (France), the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy), the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) and the University of Lisbon (Portugal). They have all been members of the CLUSTER network (Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research) of twelve leading European technical universities for thirty years and this project is the result of their enduring productive collaboration.

More information on our dedicated webpage
Visit the Unite! website

CLUSTER (Europe)

Grenoble INP is part of a network of excellence made up of 12 leading european universities in science and technology (7 of which are considered to be part of the top 100 world universities in science and technology).
Our international policy in education and european mobility is mainly based on the CLUSTER Network.

More information on CLUSTER website

RESCIF (French speaking universities)

The Network of Excellence in Engineering Sciences of the French-speaking Community (RESCIF) was created in 2010 at EPFL's initiative, with the support of the Swiss authorities. RESCIF network comprises 14 French-language universities in 11 diffrerent countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas and is focused on the fundamental issues: water, energy and nutrition.

More information on RESCIF website


EtuRescif is a student cooperation network North-South for research and development.
Supported by the Network of Excellence in Engineering Sciences of the French-speaking Community (RESCIF), of which Grenoble INP is a member, this association allows students to collaborate with RESCIF network and benefit from internships in its joint laboratories.

PFIEV (Vietnam)

The Engineering Excellence Training Program in Vietnam (PFIEV) is a consortium of major French institutions of which Grenoble INP - UGA is a founding member. The duration of studies is 5 years, based on the model of the French Grandes Ecoles of Engineering. Since its creation, the PFIEV has graduated more than 1,500 Vietnamese engineers.


Rede Magalhães is an European, Latin America and Caribbean Universities consortium created to promote and support the graduate students exchange between that universities (mobility program SMILE - Student Mobility in Latin America, Caribbean and Europe).
Based on the successful experience of the EU Erasmus-Socrates program and at the same time following recommendations from the ALCUE initiative between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean, a number of leading European and LA&C universities in the fields of engineering and architecture have started this cooperation network. We also share common interests with projects like MENTE (Magalhães Enhancing New Topics in Engineering).

More information about MAGALHAES

Other networks

CESAER (Europe)

Grenoble INP is a member of the Conference of European Schools office for Advanced Engineering education and Research (CESAER).

ORA (Ontario)

ORA is a study abroad program meant for Ontario and Rhône-Alpes student exchanges. Universities from Ontario and the Rhône-Alpes region (Grenoble, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Chambéry) participate in this program.

BCI (Québec)

The Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (formerly known as CREPUQ, Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities) is a voluntary coalition of Québec universities.

FITEC Programs (France Ingénieurs TEChnologie): MEXFITEC (Mexico), ARFITEC (Argentina) et BRAFITEC (BRAsil)

The CDEFI has been coordinating for several years a certain number of international programs financed for the French part by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing. Those prorgams allow to launch research projects with foreign universities and, to establish strong relations with those institutions while fostering students' and teachers' mobility.


European programs


Grenoble INP has renewed its Erasmus charter issued by the European Commission under the new Erasmus+ programme for the period 2014-2020.

Through this renewal, the institution recognises the importance of student and staff mobility and confirms its ambition to develop european and international cooperation.
erasmus +

This programme aims to support actions in the fields of education, training, youth and sport.

More information about Erasmus programs

EIT (European Institute of Innovation & Technology) : Raw Materials - InnoEnergy - Manufacturing


The EITs combine three strands of complementary activities that are essential for strengthening the knowledge-based economy that Europe is promoting:
  • technology transfer and industrial development,
  • education and training,
  • research and innovation.

The EITs aim to stimulate innovation in Europe, creating growth, jobs and training the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Each EIT is based on a specific theme.

More information on EITs websites : EIT Raw Materials - EIT InnoEnnergy - EIT Manufacturing

Horizon 2020: European Research and Innovation Framework Programme (2014-2020)

Horizon 2020 replaces the EU's 7th Framework Programme (FP7), which ran until the end of 2013. Compared with FP7, the current programme is expected to further reduce fragmentation in the fields of scientific research and innovation. Horizon 2020, which has a budget of around 70 billion euros, underpins the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth and jobs and pursues the goal of strengthening the scientific and technological bases by contributing to achieving a European Research Area in which researchers, scientific knowledge and technology circulate freely.

In order to prepare the research and innovation community for the new Programme, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research has set up a comprehensive support and incentive-building system which contributes to raising awareness and improving the French participation (from both public and private actors, in particular SMEs) in European programmes.

More information about Horizon 2020 programme

International research laboratories

Grenoble INP - UGA is involved in international research laboratories located on five continents.

Date of update May 3, 2021

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