The School


Welcome to Montpellier SupAgro

Montpellier Sup Agro with more than 1600 students enrolled has an academic staff of 88 professors and 345 external lecturers and 450 other personnel. This National Institute of Further Education in Agricultural Science offers a full range of courses from Bachelor of Science Degree level vocational qualifications to PhD level, as well as a range of agricultural engineering training curricula.

The school's main missions concern initial and further education, research, international scientific and technical cooperation and sustainable development in Agriculture, Agri-Food Science, Environment and Rural Management The institute offers courses specifically dedicated to innovation in Mediterranean, tropical and sub-tropical issues

Instruction is given at Master of Science and Ph.D. level to train students to a high profile professional standard, educating future professional agricultural engineers who will participate significantly in designing and implementing a new agricultural revolution in order to:

Generate strategies for feeding the planet
Manage sustainable resources and territories

The institute is deeply implicated in international education: 25 % of the students are from other origins than France with 50% of PhD students from abroad.

The values promoted by our students and staff:

An outstanding academic and scientific environment

Montpellier Sup Agro is located in the most dynamic town in France. It benefits from a prominent and worldwide scientific environment in agricultural sciences and is part of Agropolis International. This association brings together more than 2000 scientific researchers working in 112 research units. It is the leading pole of expertise or 'cluster' of this kind in Europe.
The headquarters of the worldwide leader in agricultural sciences: The Consortium Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is located nearby. The CGIAR with fifteen specialized research institutes set up in most developing countries employs 8500 researchers.


Thanks to involvement in this hub of scientific activity, Montpellier SupAgro has recorded significant growth over these recent years doubling the number of students over the past ten years. The Institute’s project conceived and initiated in 2011 has led to a focus on developments in quality over quantity.

Courses are designed to:

Enrich the flow of knowledge in international processes
Develop, extend and consolidate socio-economic partnerships
Highlight the importance of quality during the academic teaching of courses
Promote the launching of sustainable and thoroughly prepared strategies

Last update : 04/05/2015