Agro ParisTech

Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences
Institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l'environnement
Motto "Le vivant, notre vocation"
Motto in English
"Life, our vocation"
Type Public
Established 2007 (merger of 3 grandes écoles)
Administrative staff
Students 2,000
Location Paris and Paris region (Grignon, Massy), Nancy, Montpellier, Kourou, France
Campus 9 campuses (4 in Paris and the greater Paris area). The campuses of Paris will be moved into a single campus in Paris-Saclay in 2018

AgroParisTech (officially French Institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l'environnement, or Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences)[1] is a French university-level institution, also known as a "Grande Ecole". It was founded on January 1, 2007, by the merger of three life sciences grandes écoles.

Leader in life sciences and agronomy, AgroParisTech is one of the foremost and most prestigious Grandes Ecoles. AgroParisTech is one of the founding members of the Université Paris-Saclay, which will be the largest European multidisciplinary campus. AgroParisTech will consequently be moving to the Paris-Saclay business and research-intensive cluster in 2018.

AgroParisTech is a member of the UniverSud Paris and the Paris Institute of Technology (or Paris Tech). The latter is a consortium of ten graduate institutes of science and engineering. AgroParisTech is also part of 'The Life and Environmental Science and Technology Hub' of the Paris region, together with INRA, Cemagref, AFSSA, the Ecole nationale vétérinaire d'Alfort, and the Versailles National School of Landscape architecture.


AgroParisTech is the merger of three graduate institutes of science and engineering located around Paris:

The public higher education system in France includes universities and other institutions called the “Grandes Ecoles”. The “Grandes Ecoles” are the best rated pathways for higher education in Engineering and Management. The vast majority of the chief executives in major French companies and of top managers in the French Administration are graduates from the “Grandes Ecoles”. The features are:


AgroParisTech is organized into five departments:

Academic programs

AgroParisTech offers different Masters:

It also offers:

Research programmes

AgroParisTech has:

See also

External links


  1. English naming according to English brochure

Coordinates: 48°50′23″N 2°20′54″E / 48.83972°N 2.34833°E / 48.83972; 2.34833

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