École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse

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Coordinates: 43°31′50″N 1°29′36″E / 43.53056°N 1.49333°E / 43.53056; 1.49333

The School of Agricultural and Life Sciences (Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse) is a French public and national Grande Ecole in agricultural and life sciences, funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and member of Toulouse Tech. The ENSAT is a school of the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT), a university federating several schools dealing with engineering, agriculture and veterinary sciences, chemistry, meteorology.

ENSAT works with seven laboratories joint to INRA or CNRS, and several industrial partners.

History[edit]

Founded in 1909 by Paul Sabatier, Nobel prize in chemistry, the institute became ENSAT in 1970 and joined forces with INP-ENSIACET and INP-ENSEEIHT to create the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse.

Training[edit]

ENSAT's mission is to offer training, research and expertise, based on the specialities of the research teams: Food, Sustainable Agriculture, Biotechnology, Environment and Territories. International students have the opportunity to prepare for an Engineer’s degree in Agricultural Sciences (equivalent to a master's degree), several master's degrees in Agricultural Sciences, Food Sciences or Environmental Sciences, and the possibility of completing a PhD.

Research[edit]

There are seven research teams working on:

  • Chemistry Laboratory (LGC)
  • Impact of farming and forestry on ecosystems (DYNAFOR)
  • Biogeochemical functions of ecosystems (ECOLAB)
  • Genomics and biotechnology of fruit (GBF)
  • Agro-systems and rural development (AGIR)
  • Animal production and nutrition (TANDEM)
  • Socio-economy of rural territories (DYNAMIQUES RURALES)

Programs for exchange students[edit]

ENSAT cooperates with institutions all over the world through student exchanges with other European countries (ERASMUS), Latin America as well as with the U.S. and Canada.

Exchange students can select a list of courses within the following programs:

  • ENSAT Agro-engineer’s programme (courses in French), in one of the options:
    • Plant Bio sciences – Biotechnology, plant breeding, plant protection
    • Agro-geomatics – Remote sensing, GIS
    • Agro-Management – Project management, Business Administration, Marketing
    • Food Industry – Innovation and product quality
    • Animal Production – Sectors and product quality
    • Environmental Engineering – Water and waste management and treatments
    • Environmental quality and resources management – risk management, management of agricultural impact on environment
    • Agricultural production systems, environment, territories – sustainable development and land use
    • Agro-resources – Green chemistry, bio-fuels, bio-materials, biocosmetics

Other training[edit]

  • National Diploma in Oenology (courses in French) A two-year programme dedicated to professional training in the sectors of viticulture, wine making and oenology.
  • Master “Agrofood Chain” (courses in English) – A multidisciplinary programme to create awareness of scientific, social and economic realities of the modern agrofood industry and to provide scientific and practical training in an international context.

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