The Jean-Henri Fabre Campus

History of the establishment of Avignon University at Agroparc

The year 2006 saw the opening of two new buildings: the sports complex, in the city centre, and the Sciences, Technologies, Health Department in Agroparc. The geographical location of the Avignon Regional Agri-Food Technopole enables the university's links with the socio-economic network to be anchored in the field.

Research and teaching at the heart of our 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 PhD, 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 the "PFT" (Plate-Forme Technologique) label.

The main areas of technical specialization are linked to the R&D activities of the companies located on the campus, the INRA and the 8 research laboratories in Science, Technology and Health, which are based on the identity of Avignon University. Whether it is through Avignon University, its Jean-Henri Fabre Campus with the Sciences, Technologies, Health Department, the IUT of Avignon or the Agricultural High School, all skills are likely to be acquired on Agroparc.

On January 29, 2016, the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research labeled the 3A Campus: Agrosciences, Agri-food and Food, coordinated by Avignon University. This Campus of trades and qualifications is a collective response of the Region, the Rectorate, the Ministry of Agriculture, the University and the professionals of the food sector, to the development of the territory and its resources.

With the support of the laboratories of the federative research structure TERSYS research federative structure, Avignon University, the technology transfer centres of the food industry and the Terralia competitiveness cluster, this centre of excellence brings together the human qualities and logistical capacities capable of accentuating the dissemination of innovation within the training courses and the professional integration of young people and adults.
The Sciences, Technologies, Health Department
The Sciences, Technologies, Health Department is a component of Avignon University which offers a range of training from the Bachelor's degree (Bac +3) to the PhD (Bac +8). It has 126 teachers and teacher-researchers, 61 administrative and contractual staff, and more than 2500 students.

It provides a complete and balanced scientific education allowing the acquisition of fundamental and practical knowledge, particularly in the different fields taught by its 7 departments:
Avignon University Institute of Technology
Since its creation in 1990, the University Institute of Technology (IUT) of Avignon has been able to build a coherent and reactive training system, adapted to the employment needs of the different economic sectors.

The close links forged with companies and the professional world have enabled us to develop 5 DUT specialities and to create 6 professional degree courses.

Opting for a course at the IUT today means preparing your professional project and giving yourself the means to go beyond this objective. With a Bac +2 (DUT) as with a Bac +3 (professional licence), professional integration corresponds to the expectations of the job market.

Date of update May 25, 2021