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The Doctoral College of Université Grenoble Alpes

The Doctoral College, created in June 2009, federates the 13 doctoral schools of Université Grenoble Alpes.

Its missions

  • Federating all doctoral schools: unified administrative management enables simpler administrative procedures (enrolment, viva, etc.),
  • Harmonising scientific supervision,
  • Providing a more comprehensive, and trans-disciplinary educational offer during the doctorate (foreign languages, professional integration, Labels, etc.),
  • Contributing to the international outreach of Université Grenoble Alpes doctorates,
  • Promoting relations with businesses and international networks.

Key Dates

June 2009: creation of the Doctoral College
September 2009: enrolment of all doctoral students at Université de Grenoble
January 2010: issuing of the first doctorates from Université de Grenoble
July 2010: SISEO doctoral school of Savoy University joins the Doctorat College
January 2011: harmonised first page, digital submission for doctoral dissertations, integration of CIES
September 2011: implementation of doctoral education Labels
November 2012: awarding of the first prizes for doctoral dissertations
Septembre 2014: Université de Grenoble becomes Université Grenoble Alpes
December 2014 : Creation of the ComUE "Université Grenoble Alpes"
January 2016 : Merger of UJF, UPMF, Joseph Fourier at Université Grenoble Alpes, and ComUE is renamed "Communauté Univérsité Grenoble Alpes"
January 2020 : ComUE and UGA create and go in a new university which integrates Grenoble INP, Sciences Po Grenoble and the ENSAG. This new university is called "Université Grenoble Alpes".

Updated on January 8, 2020


The College and the doctoral schools (except Philo) moved on September 1st, 2020 to join the Maison Jean Kuntzmann at 110 rue de la Chimie 38400 Saint-Martin-d'Hères on the University Campus (Tram B and C, stops "Bibliothèques universitaires").
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