Our Strategy

Montpellier SupAgro: Open Worldwide

Montpellier SupAgro is continuing to follow a long tradition of international openness both in its academic training and  research. Actively engaged in international research networks through 'Agropolis International Cluster' Pole of Expertise and through membership to Agreenium. Montpellier SupAgro ensures a wide opening to global issues and attracts many foreign students who follow a Master of Science Degree course (about 30% of the students enrolled) or a  Ph.D. Degree programme (over 50 % of the students enrolled)

The SupAgro International Policy Focuses on 4 Main Strategies

  1. To develop the awareness of all students enrolled at Montpellier SupAgro concerning international contexts and opportunities. An ambitious policy is in place, including the possibility to follow several foreign language ​​courses. Academic courses are being developed to become part of new foreign exchange  and international mobility programmes. Add to this the international experience shared through our teachers, researchers and stakeholders. The result is to enable all students to master two or even three languages, to participate in internships or academic foreign exchange programmes with private partners or universities abroad to be prepared for finding employment on the international job market.
  2. To attract high profile postgraduate students , PhD students, teachers and researchers from Europe, developed countries, emerging countries and countries of the Zone of Priority Aid in France. The success of this engagement can be attributed to the establishment of framework agreements with partner universities, the active search for scholarships and the development of French courses for non-French speakers.
  3. To develop and sustain partnerships and academic networks within the academic training and research frameworks of Montpellier SupAgro. The building of long term and strong academic partnerships, will continue to enhance the quality of research and academic training as well as improve the attractiveness and reputation of the school.
  4. To contribute to the development of agricultural training schemes. Montpellier SupAgro staff is involved in several reforms and improvement programs regarding technology or higher education in Agronomy for Africa , Asia, Latin America as well as in the periferal countries around Europe.

Facts and Figures

  • 42 % of SupAgro students succesfully carried out an academic mobility in 2012-2013 using academic exchange agreements with 62 institutions in 23 different countries.
  • 364 international students were admitted to the school in 2012-2013. 23% of all students enrolled were foreign students. 60% of the foreign students came from non-French speaking countries.
  • 29 framework agreements for cooperation and academic exchanges have been signed with many universities from 20 different countries providing reason to the implementation of academic training course development and new training schemes.

webView more key figures, click here.

Last update : 22/09/2015