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    Increase the attractiveness of the Education Centre

    The supply of training in plant science is already rich and complete, with the greatest concentration of students on the national territory, but with an international opening to develop, coordination to be strengthened in terms of supply strategy, readability of the training offer, response to industrial needs. The aim of "Objectif Végétal" is to: :

    • Reinforce communication on the training offer 
      • Promote the training courses, make pupils and students interested in trades related to plants
    • Develop internationalization
      • Open up Master and PhD trainings at international level,
      • Encourage students and teachers mobility,
      • Organize a summer school
    • Strengthen the links between Education and the socio-economic world
      • Make people aware of the work-linked training programmes,
      • Increase the forward-looking reflection on the jobs of the future,
      • Expand the professional training offer
    • Put innovation at the core of Education
      • Develop transdisciplinary training modules,
      • Develop innovation in teaching methods
    Main results expected by 2020:
    • A training map at the regional level
    • New international partnerships and communication tools in English,
    • An increase in the number of students and in the proportion of foreign students
    • New offers of professional training meeting the changing needs of private companies
    • New modules of initial training: transdisciplinary modules, English language, use of ICTEs (Information and Communication Technologies for Education)
    First results:
    • A digital portal presenting the regional training courses and all the different trades :  votreavenirvegetal.fr (available only in French at the time).
    • A new Master of Science in Plant Biology opened in September 2017, co-accredited by the Universities of Angers and Nantes, and by Agrocampus-Ouest, in partnership with ESA.

    • 2 new professional training offers for companies: Textural quality of fleshy fruit, Advice for alternative management of pests in seed production and horticulture.

    • The creation of an International "Summer School" dedicated to Plant Health and Quality. 4 editions with a total of 48 trained students from all over the world. Winner of the call for projects "Summer School France Excellence" of the French Embassy in China in 2017 and 2018.  Summerschools.univ-angers.fr