ISARA Lyon

Introduction

ISARA-Lyon is a French "grande école" (graduate college) specialized in agricultural, food and environmental science. It is recognized by the French Ministry of Agriculture. ISARA offers a wide range of Bachelor and Master level curricula in agronomy, food and environmental science. We also develop research activities and advisory services, mainly in two fields:

  • Agroecology
  • Sustainable food systems

Our mission:

  • Educate the future managers with a high level of scientific knowledge and ethical responsibility, who are able to anticipate and support the societal changes to meet the national and international challenges in food, agriculture, and environment.
  • Develop international excellence in Agroecology and Sustainable food systems
  • Participate in a development beneficial to most of the population, support project development and innovation, develop scientific and technical knowledge.
  • Participate in the public debate, and support the emergence of new ideas pertaining to science and society, economics and politics.

ISARA-Lyon offers several study programmes, among which:

  • ISARA-Lyon Engineering Degree can be followed as a full-time student or apprentice after successful completion of secondary education, and can also be undertaken via continuing education or, for those without entry-requirement qualifications, through validation of prior work experience.
  • European MSc (CGE) in Agroecology coordinated in conjunction with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway) and in partnership with other European and American universities.
  • MSc (CGE) in Agroecology and Organic Agriculture with Wageningen University (The Netherlands).
  • European MSc Sustainable Food Systems in partnership with several European universities.

ISARA-Lyon moved in 2007 on a new campus offering excellent facilities including:

  • 9 technological and scientific laboratories
  • 1 food technology platform
  • 1 business incubator accompanying innovative entrepreneurs in the agricultural and food sector

Professional environment and students’ employability:

ISARA-Lyon is established in Lyon, in the south-east of France, in a very dynamic environment close to companies, research centers and professionals working in agriculture, food industry, rural development and environment sectors. It is situated on the AGRAPOLE site, a cluster of excellence specialized in agriculture and food, which includes over 50 professional organizations of these sectors.

A study in Lyon, a vibrant city:

Lyon is the 2nd ranking city in France as regards to its student population. Lyon has endowed with rich cultural and gastronomic traditions and its old city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our eventful city offers an exceptional quality of life. Lyon’s 130,000 students have many opportunities to enjoy fascinating places and events, for instance the evening parties organized on riverside barges, the renowned “Lights” (Fête des Lumières), the Dance Festival (Biennale de la Danse), the Nuits de Fourvière music, dance and theatre festival, the roller-blade tours to discover Lyon by night… Lyon has all the amenities of a big city while being easy to negotiate on foot. Outdoor leisure activities abound thanks to Lyon’s favorable location close to the mountains and the sea.

ISARA-Lyon in figures:

  • 900 students
  • 100 permanent staff members
  • 200 external speakers from the academic and professional world
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

European MSc Agroecology

Campus Full time August 2018 France Lyon

The European MSc Agroecology is a European program coordinated by ISARA-Lyon and leading to a double degree between ISARA-Lyon and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). [+]

The European MSc Agroecology is a European Master’s program coordinated by ISARA-Lyon and leading to a double degree between ISARA-Lyon and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

The European MSc Agroecology is a two-year program (120 ECTS), professionally oriented, to study interactions among agricultural, food and environmental sciences in a socially oriented and action driven perspective.

The objective of the program is to prepare graduates to produce innovation in agroecology, to create and support sustainability in the farming and food systems.The program provides the ecological principles to study, design and manage agroecosystems that are both productive and natural resource preserving, socially just and economically viable. It prepares students to link theory to practice and to cope with the complex situation at different scales by combining scientific learning with professional and practical experiences.... [-]


MSc Agroecology - Organic Agriculture

Campus Full time September 2018 France Lyon

The MSc Agroecology-Organic Agriculture is jointly offered by ISARA-Lyon (France) and Wageningen University (The Netherlands). It is aimed at international students with a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and agroecosystem management. [+]

The MSc Agroecology-Organic Agriculture is jointly offered by ISARA-Lyon (France) and Wageningen University (The Netherlands). It is aimed at international students with a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and agroecosystem management.

Students will get the opportunity to understand structure and function of complex agroecosystems. They will learn to apply systems approaches in studying, designing and evaluating (agricultural) systems and food production chains, and to develop creative solutions for sustainable farming and marketing of organic products. The program teaches a multidisciplinary approach in which natural science is combined with social science and economics.

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MSc Sustainable Food Systems – European Joint Degree program

Campus Full time September 2018 France Lyon

Are you interested in sustainable food production “from farm to fork” and how to manage food processing and other food production related activities in a sustainable way? Do you want to study in an international context? Then the European MSc program Sustainable Food Systems is the right choice for you! [+]

Are you interested in sustainable food production “from farm to fork” and how to manage food processing and other food production related activities in a sustainable way? Do you want to study in an international context? Then the European MSc program Sustainable Food Systems is the right choice for you!

The food sector faces new challenges towards greater sustainability, including food quality and safety, public health, working conditions, environmental impacts. Markets’ globalization also impacts the future jobs in this sector and leads to a greater internationalization of the food companies and organizations. The future managers of the food sector will have to deal with these challenges, contributing to the development and implementation of sustainable food processes and related activities, and to the development of environmentally and socially responsible organizations. They must also have the abilities to integrate into international and multicultural environments.... [-]


Master Engineering : Agronomy, Food, Environment - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 - 5  September 2018 France Lyon

This program is taught in FRENCH. A Master-level diploma recognized by French State, the Engineering Programme prepares students to occupy various managing positions in professional organizations, public institutions, companies and laboratories of the agricultural and food sectors. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

Read the official French description and apply here: Master Ingénieur Agronomie, Alimentation, Environnement

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Contact

ISARA Lyon

Address 23 Rue Jean Baldassini
69364 Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
Website http://www.isara.fr/en
Phone +33 4 27 85 85 10

Wageningen University & Research

Address Wageningen, Netherlands
Website http://www.wur.nl/
Phone +31 317 480 100