Research Units and Labs

Choice of partnership

For 10 years, AGROCAMPUS OUEST has chosen to partner to develop its research activities.

The 13 research units (11 of which are under the authority of AGROCAMPUS OUEST, and with 3 of which it is associated) cover the 5 main areas with high application potential that AGROCAMPUS OUEST is keen to develop :

  1. Vegetal, animal, systems
  2. Environmental issues - resources, territories and urban planning
  3. Fisheries science, sea, coastal zones
  4. Food science
  5. Landscapes

Its 130 research-lecturers conduct academic or applied research, intended to respond in an innovative fashion to current issues in life sciences. Scientific projects are jointly defined with partners.

BAGAP Research Unit

The joint research unit Biodiversity, Agroecology and Landscape Planning (BAGAP) brings together the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and 2 higher education institutes: AGROCAMPUS OUEST, and ESA Angers Loire.

EPHOR Research Unit

This AGROCAMPUS OUEST research unit focuses on the physical environment of the horticultural plant.

ESE Research Unit

The joint research unit Ecology and Ecosystem Health (ESE) brings together scientists from: the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and AGROCAMPUS OUEST. It is located in Rennes.

ESO Research Unit

The joint research unit Spaces and Societies (ESO) brings together the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), 5 Univerities located in Angers, Nantes, Caen, Le Mans, and Rennes and AGROCAMPUS OUEST.

IGEPP Research Unit

The joint research unit Institute for Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection (IGEPP) brings together the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), AGROCAMPUS OUEST and Rennes 1 University.

IRHS Research Unit

The joint research unit Research Institute of Horticulture and Seeds (IRHS) brings together the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), AGROCAMPUS OUEST and the University of Angers. It is located in Angers.

IRISA Research Unit

The joint research unit Institute for Research in Computer Science and Random Systems (IRISA) results from a collaboration between CentraleSupélec, CNRS, ENS Rennes, IMT Atlantique, Inria, INSA Rennes, Université Bretagne Sud, Université de Rennes 1. An agreement allows our professors to carry out research activities within the LACODAM team.

IRMAR Research Unit

The Rennes Mathematical Research Institute (IRMAR) gathers mathematicians from University of Rennes 1, University of Rennes 2, ENS Rennes, INSA and CNRS. The laboratory also includes mathematicians from AGROCAMPUS OUEST, DGA Maîtrise de l’Information and ENSAI.

NuMeCan Research Unit

The joint research unit Nutrition, Metabolisms and Cancer (NuMeCan) brings together Rennes 1 University, Rennes University Hospital, Eugène Marquis Centre, the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

PEGASE Research Unit

The joint unit research Physiology, Environment, and Genetics for the Animal and Livestock Systems (PEGASE) brings together the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and AGROCAMPUS OUEST.

It is situated in Brittany.

SAS Research Unit

The joint research unit Soil, Agro- and Hydro-systems, spatialization (SAS) is established in Rennes with a secondary site in Quimper. It brings together the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and AGROCAMPUS OUEST.

SMART-LERECO Research Unit

In Nantes and Rennes, the joint research unit Strucrures and Markets in Agriculture, Resources and Territories - Laboratory for Empirical Resaerch in Economics (SMART-LERECO) brings together the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and AGROCAMPUS OUEST.

STLO Research Unit

The joint research unit Science and Technology of Milk and Eggs (STLO) combines human resources from both French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and AGROCAMPUS OUEST. It is located in Rennes.