Year of foundation: 1898
Approx. number of students: approx. 2,800
MCI partner since: 2018
Angers is a city in western France. With a population of 147,300 inhabitants it is the third most populous commune in northwestern France after Nantes and Rennes.
The Angers metropolitan area is a major economic centre in western France, particularly active in industry, horticulture, and tourism.
Angers enjoys a rich cultural life, made possible by its universities and museums. The old medieval center is still dominated by the massive château of the Plantagenêts, home of the Apocalypse Tapestry, the biggest medieval tapestry ensemble in the world. Angers is also both at the edge of the Val de Loire, a World Heritage Site, and the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional natural park.
With its 2,800 students, ESA is the largest institute of higher education for life sciences in France. It offers a wide range of courses in major sectors of activity : farming, food, landscape management, environment, horticulture, viticulture, retailing, trade, agribusiness management and town & country planning. ESA Angers Loire is closely linked to the agricultural, agri-industrial and environmental context of its region. Involved in major higher education networks, the institution has developed a national and international dimension.