Bordeaux, France

French Agriculture in New Aquitaine: from the Field to the Laboratory and Vice Versa

online course
when 18 July 2021 - 31 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 90

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.

Target group

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.

Course aim

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.

Fee info

EUR 90: Participation fee: 90€ for University of Bordeaux participants, incl. VAT.
EUR 200: Participation fee: 200€ for external participants, incl. VAT.