The purpose of the "Grande Ecole" system in France is - on the surface - to produce engineers (or business students) who leave with the equivalent of a 2-year Masters degree. However, the G-INP Institute of Engineering & Management UGA (note new full title) along with all such similar Engineering Schools is mainly concerned with educating France's future elite. Students are prepared from the beginning for Project Leader and higher management roles in industry and research.
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Close contact with industry. Many tutors involved in top-level research. Outside of Paris, Grenoble is one of the main hubs for technology. Great for outdoor life in the mountains
Too many classes in the week and not enough opportunity to think autonomously. Some students arrive without having reflected upon who they really are and what they would really like to do - might have been better off studying pure science at university!
This course addresses the issue of sustainability of the industry in three ways: from an environmental point of view, from a social and societal point of view, from an economical point of view.
It is English taught and open to international students. It has a cheaper cost in comparison to some other industrial engineering schools in Europe.
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Opportunity to meet people of varying cultures and nationalities.
Too many lectures in a week, and some courses are quite difficult for students from non-engineering background. Also, finding the end of study internship, for students with low french levels is very difficult
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