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French agriculture in New Aquitaine: from the field to the laboratory and vice versa

University of Bordeaux

Online program

This online Bordeaux Summer School, organized by the University of Bordeaux and the French National Institute for Agronomy and Environment (INRAe), provides participants with scientific insight regarding French agricultural challenges vis à vis environmental issues such as climate change and food safety. It is open to first and second year Master students with a background in biology.

During the two week session, students learn in a variety of ways thanks to:

  • practical sessions;
  • experiences of agricultural reality;
  • exchanges with pioneering scientists in the fields of life sciences and agriculture.  

The program aims to decipher the strategies that have been developed to identify and exploit stress responses and to manage the growing practices that tackle abiotic and biotic stress. Course content will focus on major challenges encountered by the agricultural industry, such as confronting climate change and maintaining both the yield and quality of agro-food productions. A variety of crops will be studied, such as tomatoes, strawberries, grapevines, carrots, leeks, pine and oak trees.

18 Jul 2021 - 31 Jul 2021
level Master / Graduate
Credits None
Program fee 200 EUR
Accommodation Not offered
Extra information about the fee:
Participation fee: 90€ for University of Bordeaux participants; 200€ for external participants, incl. VAT.
Application deadline 15 April 2021
Entry requirements:
The course is designed for first and second year Master students with a background in biology and a strong interest in 21st century agricultural challenges.

Language requirements: classes, discussions and group work will be in English. Candidates should have at least a B2 level of English or equivalent.

Candidates must provide a CV and cover letter detailing their motivations for attending the summer school and their professional project.
Contact information:
For any enquires on this Bordeaux Summer School, please contact: