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Establishing quality partnerships has always been a priority for our development strategy. As a result, the quality and variety of our partnerships has become a unique, distinguishing strength of our school.

Academic partnerships

GEM has more than 500 French and international partners that enable the school to develop new, complementary teaching methods and content. In addition, our partners offer students the opportunity to create and participate in unique educational experiences.

  • The school is also a member of the following organizations:

    • Institut Mines Télécom
    • Alliance des Grandes Ecoles Rhônes-Alpes et Auvergne (AGÉRA)  
    • Association pour le Progrès du Management (APM)
    • European Doctoral Programs Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA)
    • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
    • European Foundation for Management (EFMD)
    • International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT)
    • Olympic Cities University Network (OCUN) - an international business school network to promote ethical management practices
    • Mediterranean network to promote the sale of electronics

    An IRT NANOELEC partner

    Grenoble Ecole de Management is part of a French government investment program know as the IRT Nanoelec (Institute for Technological Research in Nanoelectronics). The program promotes research in the field of information and communication technology. It encourages the sharing of knowledge and technology, which benefits small, medium and large companies in the Grenoble region.

    The IRT Nanoelec includes 20 founding members (companies, research labs and higher education) who collaborate to carry out world-class research in the field of nanoelectronics. The partners also work to apply this research to innovative products and applications in various fields such as energy, transportation, housing and healthcare.

    As founding members of the IRT Nanoelec, Grenoble Ecole de Management and Grenoble INP develop training programs that cover everything from technology to markets and entrepreneurship in order to help expand the skillset of the many IRT Nanoelec partners.

  • A strategy for excellence

    The GIANT campus strategy aims to encourage top-notch collaboration in research and development. Partnerships between universities, research labs and companies thrive in this exceptional urban landscape that promotes productivity, creativity and interaction.

    The campus has three objectives:

    • To offer solutions to the challenges of tomorrow in the fields of information technology, communication, energy and health.
    • To overcome existing barriers between fields of study by creating centers for excellence focused on functional objectives rather than unique fields.
    • To encourage collaboration between urban and scientific development

    Bringing together internationally renowned players

    Eight institutions have joined forces to launch the GIANT campus.

    2 research organizations

    • French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy (CEA)
    • National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    3 key European facilities

    • European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
    • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)
    • Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)

    3 higher education institutions

    • Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)
    • Grenoble INP
    • Université Joseph Fourier (UJF)

    The GIANT campus also represents almost 30 partners including companies (EADS, STMicroelectronics, PSA, Scneider Electric, bioMérieux, SEM Minatec Entreprises,...), competitive clusters (Minalogic, Tenerrdis, Lyonbiopôle), local authorities and other public organizations.

    3 major challenges

    The aim of GIANT's innovative vision is to respond to the challenges our society faces in fields such as:

    • Information and communication technology, micro and nanotechnologies (MINATEC)
    • Energy (GreEN-ER): renewable energy and environmental issues
    • Health (NanoBio): biosciences and biotechnologies


    GIANT today  

    • 6,000 researchers  
    • 5,000 industrial jobs
    • 5,000 students
    • 300 residents
    • More than 10,000 visitors each year
    • 5,000 publications each year 
    • 500 patents filed each year
    • An economic impact of 4.1 million each year


    • 10 000 researchers
    • 10 000 industrial jobs
    • 10 000 students
    • 10 000 residents   

  • Grenoble Ecole de Management is a member of Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes (ComUE UGA). This community unites Grenoble's academic research organizations as well as institutions of higher education located throughout the Alpine region from Valence to Annecy. This unifying framework facilitates cooperation and ensures services are pooled together and made accessible campus-wide. As France's second most important public research center, the ComUE UGA community boasts international recognition in numerous scientific fields. As of January 2016, the community's "IDEX Université Grenoble Alpes: University of Innovation" project was awarded an "Excellence initiative" label.

Updated on 25 June 2020 at 9h14 am