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French-Argentine cooperation in research in agriculture: officials from INTA / Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria visited Agropolis International in Montpellier from 20-22 March 2017 to strengthen the cooperation initiated in 2012 with the opening of the European laboratory without walls of INTA (LABINTEX Europe)

It was a pleasure for Bernard Hubert, the President of Agropolis International, to welcome in Montpellier a delegation from INTA, consisting of Amadeo Nicora, its President, Héctor Espina, its National Director, and Fernando Fernandez, its National Research Coordinator. His excellency Mr. Jorge Faurie, the Ambassador of Argentina in France, took this opportunity to come to Montpellier. Alejandro Hector Valeiro, the new LABINTEX Europe of INTA coordinator also attended it. One of the objectives of this institutional visit was to consolidate the cooperation initiated in 2012 with the European laboratory without walls of INTA (LABINTEX Europe),The LABINTEX Europe of INTA is hosted by Agropolis International and gets administrative support from them.

Published on : 23-03-2017


Call for submission of symposium proposals until June 26, 2017 for the 2nd Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Le Corum, Montpellier (France), August 19-22, 2018


The 2nd Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology gathering the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), the Society for the study of Evolution (SSE), the American Society of Naturalists (ASN) and the Society of Systematic Biology (SSB) will take place at Le Corum, in Montpellier (France), on August 19-22, 2018. The Joint Congresses take place every six years and bring together four of the world's largest academic societies in the field of evolutionary biology. The very first edition took place in Ottawa (Canada) in 2012. 2500 attendees are expected for this event. It is organized by Ophélie Ronce, a researcher at the joint research unit ISEM and Yannis Michalakis, a researcher at the joint research unit MIVEGEC. Congress organized with the support of Agropolis International. The meeting is dedicated to the memory of Isabelle Oliveri, a researcher of Agropolis scientific community and former President of ESEB.

Published on : 05-04-2017


Agropolis International association will take part in the General Assembly of AgriNatura association and of EGEI group (a grouping of European universities and research organizations with a common interest in supporting agricultural development). The General Assembly will be held at the headquarters of the University of Agricultural Science, in Uppsala (Sweden), from 26th to 28th April 2017


AgriNatura is a network of 28 members from 15 European countries that gathers universities and research organizations dedicated to research for development. It was created in 1988 by Agropolis International association and the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands).

Published on : 03-04-2017


The 4th World Agroforestry Congress on 'Agroforestry - strengthening links between science, society and policy', will be held in Montpellier (France) in May 2019


Montpellier has been chosen to organize in May 2019, the 4th World Agroforestry Congress. Previous Congresses have been held in Orlando (USA) in 2004, Nairobi (Kenya) in 2009 and New Delhi (India) in 2014. The Scientific committee will be chaired by Christian Dupraz (Inra, UMR System) and the Organizing committee by Emmanuel Torquebiau (Cirad). The joint research unit UMr System (Cirad, Inra, Montpellier SupAgro) will be strongly involved in the organization of the event.

Published on : 31-03-2017


Call for demonstration until April, 18th for the 11th edition of the EFITA Congress/ European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in agriculture, the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector Montpellier, France – 2 to 6 July 2017


EFITA is the European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in agriculture, the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector. It was launched in 1997 and is supported by the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA). EFITA 2017, the 11th of the series, will be organized by Montpellier SupAgro and IRSTEA. Programme: sharing the latest knowledge and reflections on the future of ICT technologies in the agricultural, agri-food and environmental sectors.

Published on : 30-03-2017


The Euraxess Services Centre in Languedoc-Roussillon, which had been managed by Agropolis International since 2004, has been transferred to the “International Office” of COMUE LRU in Montpellier (as from Monday 27th February, 2017)


For 12 years (2004-2017) Agropolis International Association has hosted and managed the Languedoc-Roussillon Euraxess Centre, a welcoming office recognized by the European Commission and the French ministry of higher education and research, aiming at facilitating the stay and the administrative formalities for visiting PhD students and researchers hosted in higher education and research institutions: administrative assistance, information, cultural and integration activities… Altogether, more than 2000 international scientists have benefited from the services offered by the Euraxess Centre. The services provided were much appreciated both by the visiting scientists and their hosting teams.

Published on : 30-03-2017


TO RENT: 100sqm offices (from 13sqm to 30sqm) available at Agropolis International premises in Montpellier


Offices to rent in Montpellier- The Agropolis International association has available to let 100sqm offices- from 13sqm to 30sqm- ideally located in the heart of the scientific community on the Agropolis/Lavalette campus. These offices are located within the Agropolis International building that welcomes every year more than 10 000 national and international visitors.

Published on : 29-03-2017


Registration before June 30, 2017 for MISS-ABMS 2017/Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation for Renewable Resources Management which will be held 4-15 September 2017, Agropolis International, Montpellier


This summer school is about learning the different skills required for building agent-based models for renewable resources management.It is organized by CIRAD and IRSTEA with the partnership of Agropolis International association, CNRS, Universities of Toulouse and Rouen.

Published on : 16-03-2017


Abstract submission deadline has been postponed to the 16th, March for the 11th edition of the EFITA Congress/ European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in agriculture, the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector Montpellier, France – 2 to 6 July 2017


EFITA is the European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in agriculture, the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector. It was launched in 1997 and is supported by the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA). EFITA 2017, the 11th of the series, will be organized by Montpellier SupAgro and IRSTEA. Programme: sharing the latest knowledge and reflections on the future of ICT technologies in the agricultural, agri-food and environmental sectors. Workshops, ICT demonstrations are also scheduled and a technical tour of ICT stakeholders located in the Montpellier area will be organized at the end of the conference (5th and 6th July, 2017).

Published on : 01-03-2017


Agropolis International welcomes the selection of the MUSE I-SITE project


After a hearing by an international jury on 21 February 2017, the Montpellier University of Excellence (MUSE) project was awarded Initiative – Science – Innovation – Territories – Economy (I-SITE) certification. This represents remarkable recognition for the regional scientific community, particularly in the fields of health, agro-environment and biodiversity. This community has developed numerous long-lasting joint actions and projects with an international scope. MUSE unites around the University of Montpellier a consortium of 10 research organizations (BRGM, CEA, Cirad, CNRS, Ifremer, Inra, Inria, Inserm, IRD, Irstea), 4 schools (ENSAM, ENSCM, EMA, SupAgro), 3 hospitals (CHU Montpellier, CHU Nîmes, Institut de Cancérologie de Montpellier) and 1 international organization (CIHEAM-IAMM). Thanks to the MUSE project, the regional agro-environment and biodiversity cluster (the number 1 site in France), which is open to the world of economic development and supported by local authorities, will be reinforced and will increase its international visibility as well as its contribution to local development.

Published on : 01-03-2017


MOOCs including the participation of scientists belonging to the Agropolis member institutions involved in agroecology and Medical entomology - Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens


Registration until 06/03/2017 for the MOOc Agroecology and until 18/03/2017 for Medical entomology - Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens Moocs with materials in english.

Published on : 01-03-2017


Register at MOOC “Medical entomology - Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens”, available from 6 February to 20 March 2017


Register at MOOC “Medical entomology - Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens” designed by IRD with the participation of scientists from Joint Research Unit UMR MIVEGEC, available from 6 February to 20 March 2017. This free MOOC about Medical entomology is open to everyone interested in the insects and arthropods that impact human health as well as the associated diseases, such as malaria, dengue, Zika, Lyme borreliosis, Chagas disease… Understanding the relationships between vectors, pathogens and vertebrates is fundamental in the study of vector-borne diseases. Consequently, this MOOC will focus on mosquitoes, other hematophagous insects and ticks, arbovirosis and parasitic diseases, like new approaches for a better control. The videos are in English subtitled in French and in English. The course is coordinated by 2 medical entomologists: Anna-Bella Failloux, head of the Arboviruses and Insect Vectors Unit in the Department of Virology at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, and Vincent Robert, senior researcher at IRD, Joint Research Unit MIVEGEC (IRD224-CNRS5290-Université de Montpellier).

Published on : 28-02-2017


 

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