Who Are We?April 19 2022
A leading institution both in France and abroad and a key stakeholder in the world of higher education and research, AgroParisTech and the institutions from which it stems have, over a period now spanning nearly 200 years, brought together ever-stronger academic communities committed to offering solutions to the central challenges posed by the living world—fostering knowledge and understanding to enable humanity to better safeguard our ecosystems, feeding populations while preserving natural resources, and sustainably managing the environment. Together, we want to set the course for a sustainable world both today and in the future, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
To achieve this, AgroParisTech educates future engineers, executives, doctors, and managers in the fields of life sciences and the environment by exposing them to field work and research and by maintaining close partnerships with professional environments. AgroParisTech offers:
an engineering program;
an extensive selection of master’s degrees;
Ph.D. programs offered in association with prestigious French and international universities;
a continuing professional education offering made available under the “AgroParisTech Executive” brand.
It also strives to reinforce the impact of its scientific activities on society by conducting cutting-edge, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary research (21 research units, 5 educational and research departments). These research activities also serve to enhance the course offering as early as the engineering program, and they offer an overall showcase for innovation and development at AgroParisTech—a source of both economic and non-economic benefits.
AgroParisTech is active across five major fields, which correspond to the industries of its staff and graduates:
agricultural and forestry resources;
the agro-industrial transformation;
all services that tie into production and sales activities.
As a driver for talent and resources, the AgroParisTech community supports all its members in playing a key role to implement change through their expertise and commitment. Our students, faculty and research staff, personnel, alumni, and partners all have an important role to play in the community.
AgroParisTech Alumni—Forging Relationships and Facilitating Transformation
AgroParisTech is home to a strong community that goes far beyond educational programs and research projects: AgroParisTech Alumni is an active, influential alumni community made up of AgroParisTech’s 18,000 students and graduates.
It is committed to strengthening solidarity and supporting each alumnus and alumna in their studies and career paths, regardless of their background and aspirations. Its activities contribute to ensuring that AgroParisTech’s excellence is recognized and help promote the influence of its graduates across the globe, in close collaboration with the school and its foundation.
The AgroParisTech Foundation: A Toolbox for Project Developers
Established by AgroParisTech, the Alumni Association, and the Maison des Ingénieurs Agronomes, the AgroParisTech Foundation supports numerous projects each year—all developed by AgroParisTech community members—by mobilizing tools to ensure that every new idea can turn into concrete action in the fields of agriculture, forestry, the environment, biodiversity, health, food, and solidarity.