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Joseph Fourier University
Université Joseph Fourier
Logo of Joseph Fourier University
Type Public
Location Grenoble, France
Website http://www.ujf-grenoble.fr/

Coordinates: 45°11′30″N 5°46′22.72″E / 45.19167°N 5.7729778°E / 45.19167; 5.7729778 Université Joseph Fourier (Joseph Fourier University) is a French university situated in the city of Grenoble and focused on the fields of sciences, technologies and health. This institution was previously also called Université Grenoble I (Grenoble I University): this name is today outdated but may be reintroduced with the consolidation of three universities in Grenoble

According to the 2005 Academic Ranking of World Universities[1], Joseph Fourier University is one of the five best scientific universities in France. We can trace the origins of this university all the way back to 1811 when the scientist Joseph Fourier established a faculty of science in Grenoble.

Nowadays more than 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students participate to the life of this university. More than 2,000 are international or exchange students. Joseph Fourier University is not only famous for its alumni but also for its commitment to fundamental as well as applied research and innovation. Part of the university is the Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble (OSUG), a leading institution in the field of earth, space and environmental sciences.

Footnotes and References

  1. ^ The ranking 2005 is published online here

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