Issues, challenges and positioning
In a context marked by strong societal demands for quality food and products that respect the environment, by fluctuating prices of inputs and products and by climatic hazards, the agricultural world must face multiple transitions, agro-ecological, food, energy and digital. Agricultural actors (companies, consulting organizations, cooperatives, etc.) are focusing on supporting these transitions and seeking to meet the new needs of farmers.
The Agroscience College contributes to this dynamic both by training agricultural engineers who are aware of these issues and by supporting farmers, companies and local authorities in the research and implementation of innovative solutions.
Competences and teams
The College Agrosciences is composed of 3 teams:
- The Animal Sciences team, 5 associate professors and 1 technician, integrating competences in animal genetics, ruminant and monogastric husbandry systems, nutrition and animal welfare.
- The Agronomic Sciences and Techniques team, 12 associate professors and 3 study engineers with cross-disciplinary skills in soil sciences, genetics, plant ecophysiology, crop protection agronomy and agro-mechanics;
- The Agri-environmental Sciences team, 8 associate professors and 2 study engineers, with competences in agro-ecology, soil sciences, biogeochemistry, hydrology, cartography and plant and animal ecology.
The missions of the Agrosciences college
The college Agrosciences intervenes in several training courses:
- Engineer in Agronomy and Agro-industries: the Agrosciences college is piloting four in-depth courses at the end of the course: Agricultural equipment and new technologies; Agro-ecology, soils, water and territory; Agronomy and territory; Stakes and challenges of animal productions. Upstream, it contributes to the teaching that prepares students and apprentices for these in-depth courses, notably analysis of farming, agronomy, zootechnics, biodiversity and agricultural sectors internationally.
- A Master's degree, in co-habilitation with the UPJV, in Plant Breeding, Plant Improvement and Variety Creation (emPLANT). Labeled Erasmus Mundus, this Master's degree trains breeders capable of leading and coordinating international multidisciplinary teams involved in plant breeding and variety creation.
- A non-degree course, Water and Environmental Management, resolutely interdisciplinary and international.
Two chairs are held by the Agrosciences College:
- the Chair of Agro-Machinery and New Technologies, supported by AGCO, the Michelin Corporate Foundation, Kuhn, the Hauts-de-France Region / FEDER
- the Chair of Plant Improvement and Social and Technical Integration (Plant Breeding), supported by the French Seed Union and the Hauts-de-France Region / FEDER.
The Agrosciences College also carries out studies and services, in particular microparticle trials under controlled conditions (greenhouses and phytotrons), soil compaction studies, crop profiles, determination of weeds and soil fauna, diagnosis and design of innovative cropping systems, advice on nutrition in livestock farming, and territorial prospective.
Continuous training is also offered to our partners.
- 2 farms (mixed farming of beef cattle, mixed farming of dairy cattle)
- 4 Platforms (Agronomic Platform, Poultry Platform, Plant Biology Platform, Agro-Eco Platform)
- AgriLab - Centre for Collaborative Innovation in Agriculture
They trust Agrosciences College
AGCO - Fondation Entreprise Michelin - Kühn - Région Hauts-de-France - Euralis - Florimond Desprez - Gautier Semences - KWS Momont - Limagrain Europe - Sakata Vegetables Europe - Secobra - Seliance - Syngenta - Unéal - SIVT - Ynsect - CA60 - AREAS - Communauté d'agglomération du Beauvaisis - SEDE - VEOLIA