Presentation on theme: "THE GRENOBLE REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL AUTHORITY. THE RHÔNE-ALPES REGION o in economic terms Rhône-Alpes is France’s second largest region, after the Paris."— Presentation transcript:
THE RHÔNE-ALPES REGION o in economic terms Rhône-Alpes is France’s second largest region, after the Paris area with 5.65 million inhabitants (equivalent to Denmark or Finland), o the tenth among the largest European regions. o an area of 43 700 km², comparable to Switzerland or the Netherlands
o Grenoble, the largest urban area in the French Alps, boasts a unique mountain setting and through the centuries has made its marks as a pioneering city open to the world. It has a strategic position in Europe: 50 minutes from Lyon, 1h30 from Geneva and 2 h from Turin, 3h from Paris by TGV high-speed train, close to two international airports. o a very high economic and touristic development, among the most important European economic areas Fields of activity : agriculture : It is made remarkable by many regional specialities with the AOC label, enhanced by a dynamic farm- produce industry ;
a highly diversified leading industrial sector Traditional sectors that have adapted to technical progress (chemistry, textile, mechanics, wood, paper,...) High-tech activities (electronics, informatics, biotechnology, nanotechnology...) the service and summer and winter tourism
The regional educational authority in Grenoble represents, 5 main administrative divisions of France Ardèche (07), Drôme (26), Isère (38), Savoie (73), Haute-Savoie (74) 2, 879 208 inhabitants 4.9 % of the French population
characteristic of its large area and its wide geographic diversity : o with rural and mountain territories o densely populated center : five cities over 100,000 habitants : Grenoble (416,000) Annecy (137 000), Chambéry (113,500), Valence (117,450), Annemasse (148,966). o an exceptional natural location and a high living standard
o an outstanding natural heritage : The national parks of la Vanoise and les Ecrins, the natural regional parks of le Vercors, La Chartreuse, Bauges and Monts d’Ardèche, the mountain ranges of Belledonne and Mont Blanc (the roof of Europe, a reference for the alpinists) the Leman, le Bourget and Annecy lakes, It offers a host of open air leisure opportunities : touring, trekking, climbing, skiing, (166 ski resorts in the Alps), mountain-biking, speleology (the Berger and Bernard caves, considered as the deepest in the world), canoeing, rafting, gliding, paragliding …
An Olympic region : The olympic flame glowed three times : The Olympic games in Chamonix (1924 – first winter Olympic games in the history), The Olympic games in Grenoble (1968) The Olympic games in Albertville (1992).
A vibrant cultural scene o rich with museums: Musée de Grenoble (the oldest museum of modern art in France), Musée Dauphinois Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation, Muséum d'Histoire naturelle, the Baroque paths in Savoie, the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc prehistoric cave in Ardèche, o rich with musical festivals - "38ème Rugissants", "Jazz à Vienne", o rich with cinema festivals – Grenoble (short featuresfilms in open air), Autrans (mountain and adventure), Annecy (international festival of cartoon films, « Annecy Italian cinema », «Annecy Spanish cinema »), St-Gervais (humor)… o and many long-feature shootings in the area
A leading centre for public research with an established international reputation in several fields: Mathematics, computing,physics, materials and electronics, centre of excellence such as micro and nanotechnology (MINATEC), language sciences, structural biology life sciences, industrial engineering, information and communication science and technology, energy and the environment, Atomic energy commission Grenoble (CEA-CENG), the laboratories of the five universities laboratories of CNRS(nat.scient.res.cent), INSERM (national inst.for health and medical res), INRIA(nat.inst.of applied comp.res), Synchrotron (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility), Major facilities, international laboratories and the research and development units of many companies have located in the area to benefit from its outstanding academic and scientific environment
University Joseph Fourier : Science, Technology Medicine University Pierre Mendès France : Social and human Sciences University Stendhal : Literature, Languages, Linguistics and Communication Université de Savoie : pluridisciplinary INPG Grenoble Engineering science : 9 engineer schools IUFM graduate teacher training college in Grenoble, Valence, Chambéry A regional educational authority, strong with its 5 universities
Many links of international cooperation with most European regions and in the whole world. An ambitious policy of exchanges – European programs Socrates or Leonardo, double diplomas, joint diplomas Hosting foreign professors and researchers Partnership with l'Agence pour l'enseignement du français à l'étranger (AEFE)French education establishments abroad. An international reputation
The Grenoble regional educational authority in figures 2006-2007 677 418 pupils, apprentices and students, the 7th area in France for its number of pupils The 1st in France for its rate of success at the baccalaureat, all curricula : 87.2 % 3, 889 schools including: 3,104 primary schools 548 secondary schools 5 universities, including INPG (Grenoble Engineering science) 1 graduate teacher training college
65,744 academic staff members (both administrative and teachers) 48 486 teachers among which: 19,088 in the primary schools 25,624 in the secondary schools 3,546 in the universities 6 578 administrative (career advisers, year heads, headmasters, school inspectorates...) 10 908 staff ATOS(non teaching, administrative, social, health and technical staff) Budget: 2.153 billion euros
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