VetAgro Sup, a major player in Global Health
VetAgro Sup is an institution of higher education and research (ESR) under the aegis of the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food. It is the only establishment in France that trains veterinarians, agricultural engineers, and veterinary public health inspectors. It also runs educational and research programmes centred on the essential theme of global health, addressing issues at the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health.
VetAgro Sup has strong academic ties. It has officially partnered with the University of Lyon and the University of Clermont Auvergne and Associates, which were classified as IDEX and I-Site establishments, respectively, in 2017.
VetAgro Sup possesses expertise that it parlays into support for major economic players at the national, European, and international level. It specialises in the domains of food, animal health, the agricultural sciences, and the environmental sciences. The quality of the institution’s educational programmes has been recognised by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
In 2017, VetAgro Sup joined the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and thus positioned itself as an institution working at the interface between human, animal, and environmental health. The consortium’s objective is to employ a multidisciplinary approach to improve the well-being of animals, the Earth, and humans.
At the national level, VetAgro Sup is a member of Agreenium, a body that has brought together 3 research institutes and 14 institutions of higher education in the agricultural sciences.
Educational programmes : VetAgro Sup is training veterinarians, agricultural engineers, and veterinary public health inspectors to confront global health challenges.
Research : Research is the foundation of VetAgro Sup’s work. It serves as the basis for the institution’s curriculum and promotes the dissemination of knowledge, thus helping to tackle major scientific challenges in public health and the life sciences.
Expertise : With its 17 technical platforms, VetAgro Sup is driving the development of new technologies in the institution’s fields of expertise.
Institutional Action Plan 2021-2025
VetAgro Sup has dedicated itself to addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. Drawing upon its technical facilities, centres of expertise, research teams, and scientific collaborators, it will utilise its inherent strengths, student body, and expert staff to position itself as:
a major facilitator of global transitions, making maximum use of its expertise in holistic
VetAgro Sup has thus defined four strategic axes that prioritise both the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research as well as the well-being of staff and students. These axes, and their accompanying actions, will be carried out locally, nationally, and internationally.
AXIS 1 – One Health – combining excellence and interdisciplinarity to address global health challenges
AXIS 2 – Innovation – the institution’s driving force
AXIS 3 – VetAgro Sup as a catalyst of transitions
AXIS 4 – Opening the door to excellence