Favre Center ( USMB )
Antoine Favre Law Research Center
The Favre Center covers most of the legal field (public law, private law, legal history). Its axes “Public policies, territory, mountains, energy” and “Contracts, consumption, responsibilities” are linked to mountain issues. It has around fifty teacher-researchers and doctoral students. It supports master's courses at the Faculty of Law of the University of Savoie Mont Blanc and develops national and international collective interdisciplinary research.
Legal Research Centre
The CRJ brings together most of the professors and doctoral students in private and public law at the Grenoble Law School. It is structured around three main research areas and also develops transversal scientific projects associating researchers from different specialties or related disciplines. Every year, it organizes scientific events: colloquia, conferences, seminars, etc. and benefits from national and international partnerships.
EDYTEM ( USMB )
Mountain Environments, Dynamics and Territories
Edytem is an interdisciplinary environmental research laboratory working on the interactions between societies and environments, particularly in the mountains. Its researchers mobilise and cross-reference views from the humanities and social sciences, earth sciences, life sciences and material sciences in order to understand environmental change at different scales.
GRESEC ( UGA )
Research group on communication issues
Gresec is a laboratory dealing with information and communication sciences. It monitors the emergence of modern communication tools through their development and adoption. It brings together professor-researchers from the UGA and other French universities, and directs an impressive PhD program with around sixty doctoral students. Gresec also develops international partnerships and runs the scientific journal "les enjeux de l'information et de la communication".
IREGE ( USMB )
Institute of Management and Economics Research
The Irege brings together professor-researchers in management and economics from five branches of Savoie Mont Blanc University and Grenoble Ecole de Management. They collaborate around the common theme of "Environmental choices and innovations" within two major multidisciplinary axes: environment, sustainable consumption, tourism and innovation and organizational development. In addition to innovative research projects, the Irege offers doctoral programs and is involved in various publications.
LARHRA ( UGA )
Rhône-Alpes historical research laboratory
The Larhra specialises in the history and art history of modern and contemporary periods. It applies it’s actor-centred approach, across social dimensions, to a variety of territories, including the mountains. The Larhra contributes to the evolution of methodology in historical, interdisciplinary and applied research, and works on oral and audiovisual sources and digital data processing. A joint research unit of the CNRS, it is placed under the supervision of the Universities Lumière Lyon 2, Jean Moulin Lyon 3, UGA and ENS de Lyon.
LESSEM ( INRAE )
Mountain Ecosystems and Societies Laboratory
Composed of researchers from several disciplines of social sciences and ecology, the Lessem carries out research aimed at better understanding the functioning and dynamics of socio-ecosystems in the mountains in the context of ongoing global change. Its work takes place at the interface of societies and ecosystems and is often conducted in partnership with stakeholders in mountain territories.
Social Science Laboratory
Pacte is an interdisciplinary social sciences laboratory interested in the construction of common languages and transversal knowledge about the transformations of our societies. It is also recognized by public, non-profit and private institutions as a dynamic contributor to research-action collaborations, with strong local links to the territories in which it is involved. Pacte brings together researchers in geography, political science, sociology, urban planning, economics and history.
SENS ( UGA )
Sport and social environment
The Sens laboratory studies the development of sports in relation to social dynamics, aiming to describe and understand behaviours and practices related to sports. Its activities are structured around two complementary areas: practitioner behaviour and the role of actors involved in the development of sports and sports tourism. The Sport and Development Actors (SAD) track focuses on tourism and mountain sports.