The Jean-Henri Fabre Campus

History of the establishment of Avignon University at Agroparc

2006 saw the opening of two new buildings: the sports complex in the city centre and the UFR-ip Sciences, Technologies, Santé at Agroparc. The geographical location of the Avignon Regional Agri-Food Technopole means that the university's links with the socio-economic network are firmly rooted in reality.

Research and teaching at the heart of the concerns

Agroparc, a place of interactive experimentation, encourages synergies between the student world, research and companies, thus promoting the dissemination of knowledge. In addition to the specific agri-food courses, several high-level courses are offered in marketing, logistics, distribution, IT, accounting/management, mechanics and electrical engineering.

With nearly 3,000 students and more than 400 teacher-researchers, this site is a formidable reservoir of grey matter. All levels of diplomas are represented, from the CAP to the Doctorate, in a large number of fields. In September 2003, this teaching and research centre received recognition from the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, jointly with the Ministry of Agriculture, through a "PFT" (Plate-Forme Technologique) label.

The main areas of technical specialisation are linked to all the R&D activities of the companies based on the campus, the INRA and the 8 Science, Technology and Health research laboratories, all of which are based on Avignon Université's key areas of identity. Whether through the University of Avignon, its Jean-Henri Fabre Campus with the UFR-ip Sciences, Technologies, Health, the IUT d'Avignon or the Lycée Agricole, all skills are likely to be acquired at Agroparc.

On 29 January 2016, the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research awarded the Campus 3A: Agrosciences, Agri-food and Food, coordinated by Avignon University. The Campus des métiers et des qualifications is a collective response by the Region, the Rectorat, the Ministry of Agriculture, the University and food industry professionals to the development of the region and its resources.

With the support of the TERSYS federative research structure Avignon University, technology transfer centres in the food industry and the Terralia competitiveness cluster, this centre of excellence combines the human qualities and logistical capabilities needed to boost the spread of innovation within training courses and the professional integration of young people and adults.

The UFR-ip Sciences, Technologies, Health

L'UFR-ip Sciences, Technologies, Health is part of Avignon University and offers a range of courses from Bachelor's degrees (Bac +3) to Doctorates (Bac +8). It has 126 teaching and research staff, 61 administrative and support staff and more than 2,500 students.

It provides a complete and balanced scientific education, enabling students to acquire fundamental and practical knowledge, particularly in the various fields covered by these 7 departments:
Avignon University Institute of Technology

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With 450 companies, Agroparc is an economic lung for the Greater Avignon area.

Covering an area of 200 ha, Agroparc houses :

  • 5000 students
  • 130,000 m² of premises for professional use
  • 50 socio-professional organisations
  • 6 research organisations
  • 12 training organisations
  • An incubator of 136 companies

Since its creation in 1990, Avignon University's Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) has built up a coherent, responsive training system tailored to the employment needs of the various economic sectors.

You will find the link to the Avignon IUT website.

The close links forged with companies and professional circles have enabled 4 BUT specialities to be developed.

Opting for a course at the IUT today means preparing your career plan and giving yourself the means to exceed that goal. With a Bac +3 (BUT), professional integration corresponds to the expectations of the job market.