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ISARA is a French "grande école" specialized in agriculture, 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 consultancy 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 offers several study programmes, among which:

  • ISARA 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.

Professional environment and students’ employability:

ISARA is established in Lyon and in Avignon, 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.


  • Lyon

    3 Rue Jean Baldassini

  • Avignon

    ISARA AVIGNON 105 Rue Pierre Bayle CS 20143 – 84918 AVIGNON Cedex 9, , Avignon