Higher education

Higher agricultural, veterinary and landscape education forms frameworks in the field of agriculture, food, sustainable development, veterinary medicine and public health, management of rural regions, forests, water, the environment, natural environments and the landscape.
These training courses are based on top-level research and are linked closely with the professional sectors involved.
 Top-level research activities, linked closing with training, are implemented in the higher agricultural education institutions. They rely on partnerships forged with the large national institutions (Inra, Anses, CNRS, Cirad and also CNRS, Inserm, etc.). 
They provide training by and through research: exploring research activities throughout the curricula, training in experimental approach, easier access to doctoral studies, etc. They encourage permanent upgrading of teaching programmes.

  • 125 research units including 97 mixed research units  
  • 1,050 lecturers-researchers, engineers and veterinary surgeons 
  •  611 PhD students registered in the colleges, including 
  • 400 within the ABIES doctoral college 40 mixed technology networks and mixed technology units 

                                                                                   source : file on start of academic year, 2016, Maaf  
Grégoire Thomas, Chairman of the office of CEDESA, 
 Director General of Agrocampus Ouest  
“The fourteen colleges intend to fulfil their talents in the dynamics of Agreenium, the French Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute, in both training and in research and innovation. 
Common action and projects targeting strategic axes and a few themed groups must develop fully our national cooperation in a smart common agriculture”.
The members of the Institute cover all areas needed to respond to the main global challenges: 
  • social and economic sciences in rural development 
  • biology, ecophysiology and agroecology 
  • sustainability of production systems 
  • environment, biodiversity, water, forestry and natural resources 
  • plant health 
  • veterinary sciences 
  • nutrition and food science 
  • biomass and energy 
  • landscape 
  • training sciences