Grenoble-Swansea Strategic Partnership

Enhancing Knowledge through Working Together

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Encompassing a community of universities and research organisations in the Rhone‐Alpes region of France with a combined student population of over 65,000 students, Swansea’s Strategic Partnership with Grenoble is an innovative multi-disciplinary model for international cooperation, adding value through academic differentiation.

Established in 2012, the Partnership is widely seen as a model for international collaboration and is an integral part of Swansea University’s centenary commitments to:

  • Foster partnerships with leading organisations from around the world
  • Provide exciting opportunities for students to enhance their skills, global knowledge, and cultural agility
  • Attract scholars with global reputations

New Double Degree in Professional Translation

Our new double MA in Professional Translation gives students a unqiue opportunity to study and train for professional practice in two different academic environments and gain degrees from both Swansea and Université Grenoble Alpes.

The programme brings together the expertise of both institutions by combining key elements of Swansea’s MA in Translation and Interpreting and UGA’s Master LEA parcours Traduction spécialisée.

Find out more about the course here or read more on the Université Grenoble Alpes website.

Meet ... Prof Laurent Charlet

"As International Research Advisor to the President of Grenoble University, I was tasked with developing European collaborations and was involved in the creation of a network of  like-minded universities throughout Europe.

I have found the people I have worked with across the University to be highly professional and motivated partners, open to interactions with other fields of interest beyond their own and happy to talk with and collaborate with international partners."  Read the full profile in our Momentum magazine here.

Prof Laurent Charlet

Prof Laurent Charlet
Université Grenoble Alpes

Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) stems from the aggregation of the former Université Grenoble Alpes and the most prestigious higher education and research institutions in Grenoble: Grenoble INP (School of Engineering), Sciences Po Grenoble (School of Political Science and Public Policy) and ENSAG (Grenoble School of Architecture).

Over 60,000 students are registered at Grenoble Alpes University. 3,000 of them study at the doctoral level and 10,000 are international students. It has 7,500 members of staff based in its two campuses in Grenoble and Valence.

Université Grenoble Alpes has strong links locally and nationally, with research institutions and networks such as the CNRS, the French Commission for Alternative Energies (CEA), the IT Research Center (INRIA), the University Hospital (CHU), and the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM).

It is ranked in the top 150 in the Shanghai Ranking of World Universities and in the top 50 worldwide in 6 subjects: Remote Sensing, Earth Sciences, Metallurgical Engineering, Physics, Clinical Medicine, and Mining and Mineral Engineering.

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