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Les PRES et Grenoble Université


Higher education in France
             CampusFrance - Higher education in France

             Key figures

                                                   Growth in international student enrollment in French
                                                   institutions of higher education since 1998
       France’s system of higher education
        enrolls more than 2.2 million students.
       260,000 come from outside France and
        make up 12% of postsecondary
       By comparison, internationals are 14% of
        British and 13% of German enrollments.

                                                                             A national agency for the promotion
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     CampusFrance - Higher education in France

     Institutions of higher education

    More than 3,500 postsecondary institutions-
        public and private-operate in France:

       88 universities and affiliated institutions
       (accounting for 70% of enrollments)
       224 engineering schools (1/4 university-affiliated)
       220 schools of business and management
       (90 confer degrees recognized by the government)
       120 schools of art
       20 schools of architecture
       3,000 other schools and institutes

                                                             A national agency for the promotion
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               CampusFrance - Higher education in France

               A European qualifications framework

    French higher education is divided into 3 stages in accord with the
    harmonized European system. The stages are marked by degrees:
    licence (bachelor), master, doctorate (LMD).
    The time to degree is measured in terms of semesters of study and
    corresponding “ECTS credits.”
     Licence (L) = 6 semesters = 180 ECTS credits
     Master (M) = 4 semesters = 120 ECTS credits
     Doctorate (D) = 3 or more years following the master
         (not expressed in ECTS credits)
    ECTS, the European Credit Transfer System, is a common European
    System of cumulable, transferable credits that reflect the time a student
    has spent in higher education.
    The system facilitates intra-European mobility of students over their
    academic career.

                                                                                A national agency for the promotion
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    CampusFrance - Higher education in France

    Postsecondary degrees in France

                                                           Source: MESR

                                                A national agency for the promotion
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                 CampusFrance - Higher education in France

                 New legislation affecting the universities

     A new law setting forth the freedoms and
     responsibilities of the nation’s universities was
     passed in August 2007.
     The law has two main goals:
         To make the universities more autonomous
         To endow them with resources equal to
          those of equivalent institutions in other
          OECD countries.

     Map of the 20 autonomous

                                                              A national agency for the promotion
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                CampusFrance - Higher education in France

                Recent developments

     The nation’s higher education and research efforts have undergone
     important changes in recent years. Public support for education and
     research is expected to rise by €10 to €15 billion between
     2010 and 2015.
      New legislation on academic freedom and responsibility is
          increasing the autonomy of universities.
      Under Operation Campus, proposals have been solicited to
          improve university facilities and thereby increase the dynamism
          of campus life. Of the 10 projects approved to date, 7 are
          categorized as “promising models” and 4 as “innovative
      Higher education and research efforts have been realigned
          through the creation of PRES (research and higher education
          clusters), RTRAs (thematic networks for advanced research),
          RTRS (thematic networks for medical research), and
          competitiveness clusters.

                                                                            A national agency for the promotion
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    Clusters of research and higher
       education in France (PRES*)

               New public institutions
   to lead cooperation and partnership

* PRES: Pôles de Recherche et d’Enseignement Supérieur
Les Pôles de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur (PRES)
Clusters of research and higher education in France (PRES)

  ■ Initiated from the French Law of 18 April 2006.

  ■ To propose research and educational programs more consistent,
    clearer and more visible, especially international
     ►   International influence of higher education and research
     ►   Reconciliation of universities, colleges and research organizations
     ►   Structuring of higher education and research

  ■ Participating in international competition
     ►   Education:
             Coordination of academic programs
             Issue of diploma
     ►   Research :
             Single institution branding of scientific publications
             Enhanced cooperation, innovation and transfer
17 PRES in France (mars 2010)
                        Organized in 17 new public organizations (EPCS) including:
                                    51 universities
                                    51 institutions:
                                          French “Grandes Ecoles”:
                                           IEP, Management and commerce schools,
                                           Engineer schools, National polytechic schools,
                                          Large hospital centers.
Zoom: The PRES Grenoble University

                                      61 000 000 inhabitants

                                      6 000 000 inhabitants

                                      1 200 000 inhabitants

                                      500 000 inhabitants
 The PRES Grenoble University
■ A unique structure, more visible within the international context
    ►   5 academic institutions
    ►   Coverage of virtually all sectors of education and research
    ►   50 000 students with7 500 foreigners, 3 500 PhD,
        5 800 staff with 3200 teacher-researcher

■ Strategic Objectives
    ►   Improving upon the attractiveness
    ►   Strengthening partnerships and the role of universities in the Territorial
    ►   Giving a new dash to the cooperation between local universities

►   Selected for the « Operation Campus »
    ►   10 selected projects in France
Local dynamics in Grenoble

                    60,000 students

            Industry              Scientific research
      100,000 workers             21,000 researchers

                             « The Grenoble ecosystem »
50,000 university students
                             Joseph Fourier University
                             Science, technology, healthcare
                             19,000 students
                             Pierre Mendès France University
                             Human and social sciences
                             19,000 students
                             Stendhal University
                             Languages, literature, fine arts and
                             6,000 students
                             Grenoble Institute of Technology
                             Engineering sciences
                             5,000 students
                             Institute of Political sciences
                             Political sciences
                             1,800 students
An exceptional scientific environment
                                        5 international laboratories
                                        and instruments
                                        ESRF European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
                                        ILL Neutron-flux reactor
                                        EMBL European Molecular Biology Laboratory
                                        GHMFL Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory
                                        IRAM Institute of millimetric Radio astronomy

                                        9 national research
                                        CNRS National centre of scientific research
                                        CEA Atomic energy agency
                                        INRIA informatics and automatics
                                        INSERM Healthcare and Medical
                                        CEMAGREFAgriculture and Environment
                                        INRA Agronomic
                                        CRSSA Research centre of the army
                                        IRD Research and development institute
                                        CEN / CNR Snow studies centre
An exceptional scientific environment

                                        6 500 workers in R&D centres

                                        Air Liquide, Sun Microsystems,
                                        Schneider Electric, Alstom, HP, France
                                        Telecom, XRCE – Xerox, Bull,
                                        STMicroelectronics, SOITEC, SUN,
                                        Siemens, Ahlstrom Paper Group, CRV-
                                        Pechiney / ALCAN, Lafarge, Vicat...

                                        Some Technical Centres

                                        CTP (paper)
                                        CSTB (building)
                                        CETIM (mechanical industry)
The Members of the PRES Grenoble University
 ■ Founding Members                          ■ Members of the Committee
                                               Grenoble University of Innovation
    ►   Université Joseph Fourier
                                                ►   CEA
    ►   Université Pierre Mendès France         ►   Cemagref
    ►   Université Stendhal                     ►   CNRS
    ►   Institut polytechnique de Grenoble      ►   INRIA
    ►   Institut d’études politiques de         ►   CHU
        Grenoble                                ►   GEM
 ■ Associate Members
    ►   Université de Savoie
    ►   CROUS
    ►   Région Rhône Alpes
    ►   Grenoble Alpes Métropole
    ►   Ville de Grenoble
    ►   Ecole d’architecture (in progress)
Missions of the PRES Grenoble University
  ■ Ensure International Development Site
     ►   Develop institutional relationships and provide strategic intelligence
     ►   Contribute to the mobility of students and researchers

  ■ Promote the site
  ■ Issue PhD from the « University of Grenoble »
  ■ Create and manage services related to student life
     ►   Health services: Health Centre
     ►   Disability Service
     ►   Reception arrangements and support for students
           • Information, integration, approaches
           • Culture
           • Support for student initiatives, associations

  ■ Pilot and implement « Operation Campus »
     ►   Implementation of projects
     ►   Manage and develop the academic field

  ■ Managing heritage in common
Grenoble University : a wide range of disciplines
                                                Architecture, urban and regional planning
                                                Art and culture
                                                Business studies and management
                                                Communication and journalism
                                                Earth and universe sciences and
                                                Education sciences
                                                Engineering and technologies
Undergraduate programs                          Human and social sciences
  2 years professional degrees                  Law and political sciences
  License (3 years): Professional or Research
                                                Languages, literature and linguistics
29 Engineering degrees                          Mathematics and computer sciences
                                                Medicine and healthcare sciences
≥ 200 Master programs                           Physics and chemistry
   Professional or Research
                                                Sport sciences
Research within Grenoble University
                                      12 doctoral schools
                                      3 500 PhD students
                                      - constant increase
                                      - growing internationalization

                                      93 laboratories
                                      2 800 researchers
                                      150 millions of euros for annual
                                      research expenditures
                                      Worldwide known domains of
                                      Software and smart systems,
                                      Fundamental biology, Medicine,
                                      Environmental engineering, Energy,
                                      Management and sociology of
Grenoble University of Innovation
  4 major societal stakes, 8 centres of excellence

  Management of the                                     Innovation,
     technology                                           Creation

      Micro-Nano                                     Intelligent Systems
     technologies                                       and Softwares

        Energy                                         Environnment

   Biotechnologies                                    Health/ cognition

   Structural biology                                 Integrated and
                                                     Systemic Biology
 International Development Strategy
■ Development of institutional partnerships
   ►   Targeted areas
        • Countries, regions, cities, institutions
   ►   Targeted domains
        • Micro-nano-technologies, Intelligent System and Software, Energy, Environment engineering,
          Medicine, Fundamental biology, Biotechnologies, Management and sociology of innovation,
          Territory sciences…

■ Development of mobilities
   ►   Incoming
        • Qualitative development (selection, quality of academic paths and projects of incoming)
        • Improving reception conditions (tutoring, accommodation, mobility centre Euraxess)
   ►   Outgoing
        • Awareness/ Information
        • Linguistic preparation

■ Promotion
   ►   Offers
        • Academic programs (specifically dedicated to international, others)
        • Research (Especially PhD; Improve the visibility of offers: PhDs, internships, postdoc, labs, …)
   ►   Site assets

   ■ Steering

                               Board of trustees

    Strategic                     Presidence                                       Doctoral studies
   Orientation                                                                          Board
   Committee          Office                            Joint Technical
                                                                                       Student life
                                                   Joint Consultative Committee        Commission

 Scientific Council
                                   Executive                                          Health ceter

                                                                                  International Relations
 Committee GUI                                                                         Commission
French Higher Education institutions
participating to the meeting

                            - Insititut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris
                            - Institut national de Gemmologie
                            - Ecole des Métiers de la Culture
                            - Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris

                                     - Grenoble Université
                                     - Grenoble Ecole de Management

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