The AgroParisTech – Institut des Sciences et Industries du Vivant et de l’Environnement is a local university in France that is considered as a Grand Ecole which means it works and serves following the common university pattern followed in France. The main courses in the said university is focused on Technology for Life, Food and environmental sciences.
The AgroParisTech currently has 2,420 students taking bachelor and undergraduate programs and about 420 students who are taking the doctorate programs. They currently have 230 administrative staffs and has 9 campuses around greater Paris.
The AgroParisTech was established in the year 2007 as a Grandes Escola, but initially, this university was actually a product of the merging of three educational institutions namely Institut National Agronomique Paris Grignon which was founded in the year 1826, the École nationale du génie rural, des eaux et des forêts, which was founded in the year 1964 and the École nationale supérieure des industries agricoles et alimentaires, which was founded in the year 1893. This just means that the foundation of the AgroParisTech has a solid background and experience in providing quality of education.
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AgroParisTech is the best agricultural and life sciences university in France. Courses and teachers allow us to have a global understanding of agricultural and environnemental issues today, we have solid bases on chemistry, biology, ecology but also in math, statistics, accountability among others.
Associations and group projects develop our soft skills, such as communication, investigation and analysis.
What I like:
– You can choose some of the lectures/modules depending on your field(s) of interest
– Teachers are available to answer your questions/help you
– Projects may be conducted in collaboration with industrial partners
What may be improved:
– The use of English (difficult for some teachers, no information in English on the campus…)
– The integration of international students
– The links or relationships between the different campus
I would recommend AgroParisTech to any French-speaking student who wants to study life sciences, food or else
AgroParisTech is a high level university to study life sciences (food, agronomy, environment or health). It provides a strong scientific education together with important business skills (management, finance,…) everyone will need to perform in a company. It prepares really well the students to ease their way into the job market thanks to the many experiences we gain during the compulsory internships.
I also really enjoyed the university life (sport, student associations…) which is an integrant part of the education.
Only thing I see which can be improved is that it would be interesting for this school and its students to welcome more international students.