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.
Studying at ESA means benefiting from a setting that is conducive to your personal development and growth at a school that specialises in agriculture. You will be enriched by the exchanges with the lecturers, with the other students during group work and in the student clubs and societies.
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.
The ALUMNI Association of Executives & Technicians is a convivial professional network of the different generations of students from the many ESA study programmes.
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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.
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:
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Angers, the plant capital since the 19th century, a region certified green, a new way of living in the town! 17th town of France at the heart of an agglomeration with more than 270,000 inhabitants, of whom 38,000 are students. A green town, noted for its culture and diverse activities, Angers is a town “on a human scale”, renowned for its mild climate and quality of life. It offers a unique environment in which to live with landscapes classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The ESA Sports Club 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. Training takes place during the week in a spirit of camaraderie and with a view to having a good time!
The Sports Club 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. It is an opportunity to spend time with friends in a sporting and recreational context.
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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