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Pacte is one of the leading research centers in France. It aims at joining a European network of excellence in the field of public policies, science of government, political sociology, territorial science, social development and urban planning.

The scientific project of Pacte is organized around four main areas:

  • Democracy Studies
  • Innovation Studies
  • Social Studies of the Environment
  • Metropolitan and Territorial Studies


Pacte counts around 122 researchers and lecturer-researchers, 26 technical and administrative assistants, as well as 173 Ph D students.

Pacte, as a research unit, is affiliated to the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Sciences Po Grenoble – UGA, School of Political Studies, Université Grenoble Alpes, Université Grenoble Alpes ; it is also linked to the National Foundation for Political Science.

Pacte is also part of the doctoral school on Humanities, political and territorial sciences.

Sciences Po Grenoble – BP 48 – 38040 Grenoble cedex 9 – France

Tél. 33 (0)4 76 82 60 24 – Fax 33 (0)4 76 82 60 99

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