World center for agricultural,  food, biodiversity  and environmental sciences Montpellier – Languedoc-Roussillon – France
About us   …. <ul><li>Early 1970s: the French government decided to group in Montpellier most of its Mediterranean and tro...
With the support of the national and local authorities <ul><li>Founding members </li></ul><ul><li>20 French  research  and...
Agropolis International: an international scientific community including <ul><li>Foreign laboratories :  </li></ul><ul><li...
Agropolis International A scientific association open to  economic development partners <ul><li>Several economic partners ...
The scientific community
The scientific community <ul><li>Human resources </li></ul><ul><li>2300 research scientists and lecturers (including 500 w...
The scientific community <ul><li>3 agronomic and 5 university campuses and CNRS (French national Research Centre) with hig...
 
Skills focusing on the main research themes related to major social issues <ul><li>Integrative biology </li></ul><ul><li>B...
Agropolis International community: a comprehensive  and diversified training offer <ul><li>80 degrees (2 to 8 years of hig...
Agropolis International association: a  gateway and a set of services
To provide an easier access to:    The community’s competences    documentation resources    information requests websi...
A platform to facilitate the building of partnerships <ul><li>Building up of original and well-balanced parnerships: Labex...
A communication and  information platform <ul><li>Scientific and technical culture dissemination:  Agropolis-Museum, Conna...
<ul><li>Assembles the largest scientific community in its field :  agriculture, food, biodiversity, environment </li></ul>...
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    1. 1. World center for agricultural, food, biodiversity and environmental sciences Montpellier – Languedoc-Roussillon – France
    2. 2. About us …. <ul><li>Early 1970s: the French government decided to group in Montpellier most of its Mediterranean and tropical agricultural research and training institutions . </li></ul><ul><li>1986 : Founding of Agropolis association with the support of the Ministries of Research and Education, of Foreign and European Affairs, of Agriculture and Fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>1992 : Founding of Agropolis Museum </li></ul>
    3. 3. With the support of the national and local authorities <ul><li>Founding members </li></ul><ul><li>20 French research and higher education institutions </li></ul><ul><li>5 universities (Montpellier 1, 2 and 3, Nîmes and Perpignan) </li></ul><ul><li>7 engineers schools and training institutes (Montpellier SupAgro, CIHEAM/IAM.M, AgroParisTech (formerly ENGREF), ESCAIA, ICRA, ISTOM, Sup de Co) </li></ul><ul><li>8 research centers (BRGM, CEA, CEMAGREF, CIRAD, CNRS, IFREMER, INRA, IRD) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Agropolis International: an international scientific community including <ul><li>Foreign laboratories : </li></ul><ul><li>- USDA (USA) </li></ul><ul><li>- CSIRO (Australia) - EMBRAPA-LABEX (Brazil)  </li></ul><ul><li>- Bioversity International (France) </li></ul><ul><li>Several institutions specialising in international cooperation: CIRAD, IRD, CEMAGREF, Montpellier Sup Agro </li></ul><ul><li>International training centres : CIHEAM-IAM.M, ICRA </li></ul><ul><li>GCRAI (Consultation Group for International Research) </li></ul><ul><li>- Involvement in great transversal programmes ( Generation, Water and Food, SubSaharian Africa CPs ) </li></ul><ul><li>- Relations with the CGIARs: researchers’ assignments, participation to governance (CIAT, Icarda, Cimmyt) </li></ul><ul><li>Secretariats of International networks and forums : </li></ul><ul><li>- C.I.L.B.A - EFARD - GFAR </li></ul><ul><li>- FARA - CSFD </li></ul>
    5. 5. Agropolis International A scientific association open to economic development partners <ul><li>Several economic partners participate to Agropolis International governance: public authorities, farmers associations, agrofood industries, agricultural technical institutes (ACTA, ACTIA, ARIA LR, Montpellier’s Chamber of Commerce, Transferts LR, VERSeau Développement) </li></ul><ul><li>One of the main missions of Agropolis International is to facilitate and to improve the involvement of scientific institutions in the economic development (links research/industry) </li></ul><ul><li>Several specific tools are available in the community: business innovation centres, pilot plants, technological transfer services </li></ul><ul><li>Agropolis International is strongly involved in two competitiveness clusters: « Q@LI-MEDiterranée », « Risk management and land vulnerability cluster », </li></ul>
    6. 6. The scientific community
    7. 7. The scientific community <ul><li>Human resources </li></ul><ul><li>2300 research scientists and lecturers (including 500 with long-term assignments in some 60 partner countries) </li></ul><ul><li>7000 students and trainees </li></ul><ul><li>1 400 technicians and administration staff </li></ul>
    8. 8. The scientific community <ul><li>3 agronomic and 5 university campuses and CNRS (French national Research Centre) with high–performance facilities: Remote Sensing Center, Technology Hall, House of Water Sciences, Ecotron, experimental greenhouses, pilot plants, business innovation centres,… </li></ul><ul><li>112 inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary units </li></ul>
    9. 10. Skills focusing on the main research themes related to major social issues <ul><li>Integrative biology </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity and environment </li></ul><ul><li>Natural and cultivated ecosystems functioning and engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Aquatic ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>Water and environment </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable development and societies </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated food sciences and techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Information sciences and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Vine and wine </li></ul><ul><li>Ecotechnologies </li></ul><ul><li>Animal production and health </li></ul><ul><li>Risk management and land vulnerability </li></ul>
    10. 11. Agropolis International community: a comprehensive and diversified training offer <ul><li>80 degrees (2 to 8 years of higher education): technician, engineer, BSc, MSc, PhD </li></ul><ul><li>100 pre-existing professional training modules: for working professionals, short or long courses, customised courses, </li></ul><ul><li>Training system engineering </li></ul>
    11. 12. Agropolis International association: a gateway and a set of services
    12. 13. To provide an easier access to:  The community’s competences  documentation resources  information requests website ( www.agropolis.fr ), IST working group (scientific and technical information), open library ( www.bomlr.fr ) … and welcome services:  The Languedoc-Roussillon mobility centre  Reception of French and international delegations  Hosting and organisation of scientific events
    13. 14. A platform to facilitate the building of partnerships <ul><li>Building up of original and well-balanced parnerships: Labex EMBRAPA, advanced research platforms, territorial authorities projects for decentralised cooperation, … </li></ul><ul><li>Integration in scientific and technological clusters networks </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of inter-institutional projects on behalf of members: European programmes, Priority Solidarity Fund of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Challenge Programmes CGIAR,… </li></ul>
    14. 15. A communication and information platform <ul><li>Scientific and technical culture dissemination: Agropolis-Museum, ConnaiSciences, and the scientific cultural departments of each member institute of AI </li></ul><ul><li>Edition and dissemination of information tools: « e-sciences vertes », « Les dossiers d’AI », « Agropolis International Newsletter »,… </li></ul>
    15. 16. <ul><li>Assembles the largest scientific community in its field : agriculture, food, biodiversity, environment </li></ul><ul><li>Is at the heart of international networks for scientific cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Works with all the stakeholders involved in agricultural research, training and development </li></ul><ul><li>Is a gateway, a tool to promote the expertise and know how of the scientific community and a platform to promote the building of partnerships </li></ul>In brief…Agropolis International

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