Univ. Grenoble Alpes in Japan to promote Higher Education and Research in Grenoble

Supported by the Région Auvergne Rhône Alpes, a delegation from Univ. Grenoble Alpes spent one week in May 2019 in Japan to meet our strategic partnership and encourage Japanese student to study in Grenoble. This delegation gathered Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes, Université Grenoble Alpes, Doctoral College and ENSAG School of Architecture Univ. Grenoble Alpes.

Univ. Grenoble Alpes promoted higher education and research in Grenoble to Japanese students (from high school to PhD) during the European Higher Education Fair Japan (EHEF Japan). On its booth, the delegation welcomed more than 30 students in Osaka and 50 in Tokyo. Japanese students were very interested in discovering what were our academic fields, how to apply, etc.

Through a networking event, Univ. Grenoble Alpes met with almost ten Japanese Universities and discuss collaboration opportunities.

Univ. Grenoble Alpes was also invited by Waseda University on the 20th; a student exchange agreement links Waseda University to ENSAG. This cooperation allows each year to send students from ENSAG to spend up to one year in Waseda University and to welcome Japanese students in ENSAG. The delegation met with the department of Architecture, visit the department and labs, met with Japanese students and a student from ENSAG currently in exchange in Waseda University. This visit was a good opportunity for the delegation to discuss the current collaboration.

On the 21st, the delegation visited its Japanese strategic partner: University of Tsukuba. Univ. Grenoble met with the department of Pure Applied Science. Representatives from this department presented their faculties, their bachelor and master degrees and their labs. The delegation met Grenoble students, more than 30 are currently in study exchange or internship in University of Tsukuba. Then, the delegation visited Global Village, on-campus accommodation dedicated to Japanese and international students.

The aim is to gather Japanese and international students in shared flats so that they can learn about their cultures and have the opportunity to experience internationalization. Univ. Grenoble Alpes met with Vice-President Caroline Benton; they discussed the current and future collaboration. Then, the delegation had a meeting with the team in charge of the Campus-In-Campus initiative, a program that fosters international mobility to students from University of Tsukuba.
Published on July 8, 2019