Our history goes back over more than a century. ESA, Ecole Supérieure d’Agricultures, saw the light of day in 1898 with the encouragement of professionals from the rural world in the West of France. Professionals who wanted to develop the agricultural sector by creating a school specialised in training engineers in agriculture.
The valorisation of experience, close ties with the professional world, intensive support, the will to develop a sense of entrepreneurship, tools in the service of education and training, etc. These are the main characteristics of the teaching methods applied and practiced at ESA. It offers a wide range of courses in major sectors of activity : farming, food, landscape management, environment, horticulture, viticulture, retailing, trade, agribusiness management and town & country planning.
ESA gives priority to multidisciplinary research at the service of its departments, study programmes and international presence. 5 research units, 90 researchers, of whom 41 are lecturer-researchers, working on research in the service of the design of sustainable agricultural and food systems.
In the area of research: from the outset, a pioneer in responsible agriculture, ESA has always been active and forward thinking in order to position itself at the forefront of ideas. This is reflected in the school-business chairs, “Changes in Agriculture” and “Ecologically Intensive Agriculture”.
The Student Activities Offices are key players in life at ESA, playing an important role in the integration of students. They facilitate the exchanges, and promote friendship and mutual support between the various years. Bridging the different clubs and student societies of the school, they bring students together through entertainment and other events at ESA.
Whatever your programme of studies at ESA, you will always have someone to answer your questions and respond to your expectations.
ESA students live off-campus. Angers is a town that hosts 38,000 students every year. You will easily find somewhere to live in our area:
A media library to study, do research, etc.
ESA has powerful and innovative digital tools. These facilities provide students with a guarantee of quality teaching and new technologies.
ESA welcomes its students in 20,000 m2 of premises built around a landscaped patio and bordered by 4ha of grounds.
The classrooms, computer rooms, laboratories, multimedia library and student centre are a pleasant place to study.
Studying at ESA means balancing schoolwork and extracurricular activities in a pleasant living environment. A green campus in the heart of a landscaped park and a green town, ideal for work and pleasure!
With more than 150 clubs, Angers is a town of sports. A student at ESA? Quickly join one of our sporting associations, which will allow you to play different sports!
The ESA Sports Association offers many different types of sports for everybody: soccer, volley ball, basketball, badminton. Other sports may also be played depending on the demand from students.
The Sports Association (AS) also offers its members the chance to participate in major university tournaments in all types of sports: petanque, archery, athletics, tennis, horse riding, etc.Several half days of rock climbing, canoeing and hiking are organised when the weather is good.
With some twenty clubs and societies, the social scene at ESA is intense and that is thanks to the commitment of the students. The range of clubs and activities represented is particularly large. The clubs contribute to the strengthening of the links between the different years, to the solidarity between students and are one of the defining features of the “ESA spirit”.
ESA is animated by an intense social life that owes much to student engagement. The school has a wide variety of clubs and societies:
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