L'institut Agro Montpellier

The French National Institute of Higher Education in Agricultural Sciences - South of France

Update : 04/11/2023

L'institut Agro Montpellier is a French public institution devoted to higher education and research in Agriculture, Food and Environment. L'institut Agro Montpellier is widely open to international issues and partnerships, with specific focus and recognized expertise on southern and Mediterranean areas.

L'institut Agro | Montpellier SupAgro offers students and professionals two engineering courses and a wide range of programs following the European LMD framework (Bachelor, Master/Advanced Master, PhD).

Research and innovation

Montpellier SupAgro contributes to agricultural research thanks to the involvement of its researcher-professors in 22 research units and 4 joint technology units. Montpellier SupAgro's scientific teams collaborate closely with major research organizations based in Montpellier (INRAE, CIRAD, IRD...) and regional higher education institutions (University of Montpellier, Paul Valéry University, University via Domitia of Perpignan, CIHEAM-IAMM...). It also manages two experimental agricultural platforms (viticulture, sheep farming, olive cultivation) dedicated to R & D and exchanges with professionals. Knowledge transfer and development take place through the AgroValoMéditerranée business incubation site, a shared platform for setting up and supporting development projects in partnership with INRAE and INRAE Transfert.

International orientation

Montpellier SupAgro upholds a long tradition of international training and research. On its campuses, 23% of the student body is composed of international students, 60% of whom come from non-French speaking countries. The signing of academic exchange agreements with about one hundred institutions all over the world has opened a broad range of mobility opportunities for students and researcher-professors. Framework agreements for cooperation and educational exchange have been signed with institutions in some 30 countries in order to set up support systems for the training programs. The institution coordinates two international consortiums supporting Erasmus Mundus accredited master’s programs.

Members and partners

Montpellier SupAgro is a founding member or associate of various institutions with regional, national and international scope, including Agropolis Fondation, Agreenium, the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE), and the Collegium des directeurs des grandes écoles of the Languedoc-Roussillon region (CODIGE). Montpellier SupAgro is also a member :

  • MUSE, Montpellier University of Excellence which is one of the world’s most innovative scientific communities in the three key fields Agriculture, Environment and Health. For example, in 2017, MUSE was ranked 3rd in Ecology (Shanghai ranking) and 5thmost innovative French university (by Reuters)
  • Agropolis International, the Montpellier agronomic cluster, with 112 research units and 2,200 researchers in agriculture, food, environment and biodiversity.

The setting in Montpellier of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) headquarters fortifies the leadership position of Montpellier’s agronomic research at a worldwide level.

Foundation and chairs

The establishment initiated the first French university foundation in agricultural sciences, L'Institut Agro Fondation (former "SupAgro Fondation"), the UNESCO Chair on World Food Systems and three Chairs: AgroTIC, AgroSYS, and Elsa-PACT. Working with university and scientific partners, it also manages large projects selected by the French government, such as the four Laboratories of Excellence, which include Labex Agro, certified under the "Investing in the future" program, and I-Site MUSE.


L'Institut Agro Montpellier
Campus de La Gaillarde
2 place Pierre Viala

L'Institut Agro Montpellier
2 place Pierre Viala
34060 Montpellier - France
Tél. : +33 (0)4 99 61 22 00 Tél. : +33 (0)4 99 61 22 00
Fax : +33 (0)4 99 61 29 00

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