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Institute for life, food and horticultural sciences and landscaping


Established for 180 years in the heart of Europe’s leading agricultural and agri-food area, AGROCAMPUS OUEST is a Grande école, or ‘elite public university-level college’, for life and environmental sciences and technologies.

Offering an impressive potential unrivalled elsewhere in France for training and research in areas ranging from food production to lanscape architecture, AGROCAMPUS OUEST has a triple vocation:

  • training students to a high scientific level, enabling them to respond in an innovative and responsible manner to current issues in life sciences (three training cycles: Master, MSc in Engineering, PhD)
  • conducting academic and applied research based on the sustainable development of resources and territories, in close partnership with national and international research organisations
  • transferring knowledge to the socio-economic sector, following 5 thematic areas:
    - Vegetal, Animal, Systems
    - Environmental issues - resources, territory and city
    - Fisheries, sea and coast
    - Food
    - Landscaping.

Placed under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, AGROCAMPUS OUEST is ISO 9001-certified for all its activities, holds the EUR-ACE label, is a founding member of the "Université Bretagne Loire",  Agreenium and research and higher education clusters.

- 1,900 students (Master, MSc in Engineering and PhD)
- 150 teaching staff, 130 of which are also researchers
- 290 administrative and technical staff
- 6 teaching and research departments
- 13 research units
- 360 associate researchers
- 6 doctoral schools
- 2 training and research centres (3 sites: Angers, Beg-Meil, Rennes)
- 70 partners universities around the world
- over 13,000 alumni



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