Our school has long been committed to fostering diversity. Every year, we welcome students from all backgrounds and nationalities. Various initiatives and measures underline the school's desire to support equal opportunity and diversity.
At GEM, the challenges of disabilities are addressed starting with the school's entrance exam thanks to a specific recruitment initiative. Once a disabled student attends the school, his or her specific needs are taken into account in order to provide support throughout the learning experience.
GEM offers support for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. A specific initiative was developed in partnership with the FACE foundation (Fondation Agir Contre l'Exclusion).
Since January 2019, the school has offered a specific Big Data program dedicated to students with Asperger's syndrome.
Since 2015, GEM has worked to support refugees through the GEM Refugee Grant Program. Every year, GEM sets aside 10 spots in its programs in order to provide opportunities for students with refugee status. This initiative was launched as part of a collaborative effort led by the Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes. Various organizations and associations (CROUS, RUSF, ADATE, ADA and APARDAP) are in charge of welcoming and supporting the students. This collaborative effort offers a unique reference in France that indexes all partner programs. In 2019, the school's efforts on behalf of this initiative were recognized by a Responsible Campus Trophy in the category "positive impact on society."
Financial support for education
In response to the fact that 47% of our students apply for loans to fund their studies and 11% are refused a loan at least once, we created the GEM Financial Advisor, a chatbot designed to improve access to funding for our students.
The strength and variety of our differentiated education methods enables our Sports & Management Institute to offer a unique training program that is designed specifically for high-level athletes.