The Groupe ESA is located in Angers in the Loire Valley, where the greatest variety of crop and animal production in Europe can be found, along with modern processing plants. Several important research centers are nearby.
Angers is a beautiful city in West of France, 100 kilometers inland from the Ocean and 90 minutes by TGV (high speed train) from Paris. The 270 000 inhabitant city is proud of its parks, theatres, museums, symphonic orchestra and national choreographic center. Angers also hosts a middle-age fortress where the longest tapestry in the world can be seen. It is also the home of the famous Cointreau liquor and of a number of modern industries.
Angers is a reknowned center of higher education too : 30 000 students attend two universities or one of the 20 institutions of higher learning, including electronics, mechanical and electrical engineering and business. More than 1 000 professors or research workers live and work in and around Angers.
The Groupe ESA : a school focused on international exchanges.
The Groupe ESA is the largest institute of higher education for life sciences in France. It offers a wilde range of courses in 10 major sectors of activity : farming, food, landscape management, environment, horticulture, viticulture, retailing, trade, agribusiness management and town & country planning.
The Groupe ESA welcomes 2 630 students, among which 750 graduate students. 15 % come from foreign universities from all over the world. The school is constantly expanding international exchanges.