ISARA-Lyon is a French "grande école" (graduate college) specialized in agricultural, food and environmental science. It is recognized by the French Ministry of Agriculture. ISARA offers a wide range of Bachelor and Master level curricula in agriculture, food science, social science, agribusiness and environmental science. We also develop research activities and advisory services, mainly in two fields:

  • Agroecology
  • Sustainable food systems


  • Educate the future managers with a high level of scientific knowledge and ethical responsibility, who are able to anticipate and support the societal changes to meet the national and international challenges in food, agriculture and environment.
  • Develop international excellence in Agroecology and Sustainable food systems
  • Participate to a development beneficial to most of the population, support project development and innovation, develop scientific and technical knowledge.
  • Participate in the public debate, support the emergence of new ideas pertaining to science and society, economics and politics.