ISARA is a French "grande école" (graduate college) specialized in agricultural, food, and environmental sciences. It is recognized by the French Ministry of Agriculture.
ISARA was created in 1968 by Lyon’s Catholic University, in collaboration with agriculture professionals in order to train managers in agriculture, food industry and environment.
ISARA proposes bachelor and master level curricula, with a very specific pedagogy combining theory and practices, covering the following subjects:
Research in agroecology is focused on 3 main objectives involving interdisciplinary activities:
ISARA Engineers are found in management positions in France and abroad, in research and development, production, marketing and project coordination in the agriculture and food sectors. They work in industries, supplies, services, professional organizations, rural development, local authorities, and the environmental sector.
ISARA-Lyon can pre-book rooms in students' residence halls, thus facilitating the administrative process.
The Documentation Service provides a wide range of resources in the domains of agriculture, alimentation and environment. Irrespective of your status (students, employer or other) you can freely consult our collection.
ISARA provides computers during working days in the IT rooms.
Situated at the heart of Lyon Biopôle (an international gathering of life sciences), ISARA-Lyon has been established since 2007 on the AGRAPOLE site, which includes over 50 professional organizations in the agricultural and food sectors.Located in the Gerland district, ISARA-Lyon is:
With its 11,500 m2 of premises, ISARA-Lyon has:
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