Biopôle Clermont-Limagne
Technology park for life sciences


Higher education

Clermont-Ferrand welcomes over 35,000 students to its University of Clermont-Auvergne as well as its six engineering or management schools.

Over 5,000 students a year receive undergraduate to PhD level education in all health, plant and nutrition fields. Furthermore, Clermont-Ferrand holds the only complete higher education sector in France (from undergraduate to eight years of higher education) in the field of nutrition/food/health.


Leading higher education schools:

  • Polytech’Clermont-Ferrand
  • L’École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (ENSCCF) (Clermont-Ferrand's superior national school of chemistry);
  • L’Ecole Supérieure de Commerce - Groupe ESC Clermont (France business school);
  • L’Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs des Travaux Agricoles de Clermont-Ferrand (VETAGRO) (Clermont-Ferrand national school of agronomical engineering)
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Areas of education

Nutrition, Food and Health and Food Science
Physiology and Molecular Genetics
Breeding and Improvement of Crop Production
Quality, Traceability

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Focus on vocational courses

Vocational bachelor’s degree:
pharmaceutical industries specialising in development, production and pharmaceutical engineering
Food industries, production, health and nutrition adviser in plants.


Vocational master degree:
Technological sciences, health and nutrition and food sciences; specialising in regional produce business.
Technological sciences, health: health-related nutrition and risk science.


Research and vocational master degree:
“Drug science” health and life sciences