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Earth, Life and Environmental Sciences

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Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais is a top ranking higher education institution founded in 1854. The institution has over 1,500 French and international students on campus. Our Masters degree level programmes in Earth, Life and Environmental Sciences have been awarded the EUR-ACE label. LaSalle Beauvais is a member of the leading worldwide LaSalle network of 72 universities which includes some 1,500 institutes located in 82 countries. True to its founding principles, in its graduate programmes the institution focuses on the development of personal values, management and leadership skills.



Applied Research in Earth, Life and Environmental Sciences LaSalle Beauvais pursues a policy of scientific excellence throughout the institution in three key applied research areas:


Food and health


Research in this area concerns the

Research in this area concerns the

Research in this area has a dual focus:

diversification of agricultural production

improvement of human and animal

to gain a deeper understanding of the

and usage, and adaptation of practices

nutrition, preservation of health and

history of the Earth, particularly in relation

and production systems. The focus is

understanding of consumer behaviour.

to the distribution and extraction of

on renewable biomass energy.

LaSalle Beauvais is either actively involved

geological resources – materials, minerals,

LaSalle Beauvais is a founding member

or plays a leading role in several French

hydrocarbons, and also water – essential

of the worldwide “Industries and Agro-

and European research programmes in

to the socio-economic development of

Resources” competitiveness cluster,

this field. The goal of the EGEAL research

the world’s population; and to envisage

formed to develop non-food application

team is to ascertain the potential health

the implementation of future-focused

programmes for agricultural production

risks to foetuses and infants represented

procedures and methods for protecting

with the active involvement of members

by contaminants resulting from heat

and managing the environment, soil

from several of the Institute’s research

treatment of the food matrix.

and subsoil, with particular focus on

facilities. The scientific goal of the

techniques for assessing and monitoring

PICAR-T research team is to develop

natural and industrial risks, as well as

a collaborative interdisciplinary approach

prevention and rehabilitation aspects.

to drive innovation in the farming, food,

The HYDRISE research team addresses

agro-resources and rural areas sectors.

the problems of trace metal transfer

LaSalle Beauvais receives full support from local government and enjoys the benefit of strong partnerships with French National Research Centers or Universities such as UTC, UPJV, INERIS, INSERM, INRA, Institut Pasteur in Lille, IFREMER and BRGM…

to surface environments and potential solutions for hydrosystems subjected to anthropogenic pressures.





Strong ties with the business community LaSalle Beauvais’ originality lies in its ability to develop professional skills through internships and conventional teaching as well as through the personal commitment of its students to the local community and the world at large. Our Alumni are also managers, recognized for their all-round excellence, and their leadership and team-building qualities. Our syllabuses all include between 10 and 15 months

Today LaSalle Beauvais has direct links with over 1,000

spent in internships, many of which abroad. Tutorials and case

organisations and companies. And the fact that they continue

studies supervised by academic staff and industry professionals

to call on us can be attributed to the excellent calibre of our

supplement the fieldwork experience.

students, and our high teaching and research standards.

Our links with the business community offer key advantages.

The Alumni Association (AIAE) is very active and follows

We can adapt our programmes to socio-economic demands

the progress and careers of its 5,600 members, 4,500 of whom

and change. Our students are given a clearer idea of their career

are in employment today. Through its Employment and Careers

options and can be more easily productive in their first job.

Service, AIAE advertises about 3,500 annual job vacancies (sent by the graduates themselves, recruitment consultants or company HR departments, etc.) and provides Alumni with career guidance and advice.

Human and material resources for education

AIAE works in partnership with the Institution to support

LaSalle Beauvais is divided into 5 departments:

opportunities, and facilitating meetings between students and

- Geosciences

- Agronomic and Animal Sciences

- Nutrition and Health Sciences

- Agro-Industrial Sciences and Techniques

- Interdisciplinary Sciences and Management

8 research platforms:

- Agronomic

- Cell and Molecular Biology

- Biotechnologies and Plant Diseases

- Analytical Chemistry

- Pre-clinical Food Assessment

- Food Process Engineering

- Geosciences

- Microbiology

and a Culinary Practice Facility.

undergraduates and graduates throughout their degree course, underlining the importance of career networking, discussing Alumni.

Jonas Depatie Laval University, Quebec, Canada 5-month study trip

“ I much appreciated the close interaction between lecturers and students and the high standard of teaching. The outside lecturers who came to teach certain classes are proof of the school’s professional approach. The most difficult thing for me was getting used to the pace and the numerous different subjects. I really enjoyed the field internships as they force us to put our theoretical knowledge into practice. The atmosphere on campus is lively and sporty. ”

Bassem Kharrat ESIAM, in Lebanon 4-month study period

“I really enjoyed student life on this campus. It’s far better than in other schools and universities I’ve been to. But what I appreciated most of all was the welcome I received from the “LaSallians”, who were always by our side. We are now graduated students and can’t wait to begin our careers.”


Programmes taught in French These programmes are available to students with an intermediate / upper intermediate level in French (European B1 / B2 standard; extra weekly classes in French as a Foreign Language can be attended). LaSalle Beauvais is a member of CGE (Conférence des Grandes Ecoles) and its 3 French Diplômes d’Ingénieur (Master degree level programmes) are recognized by the CTI and the EUR-ACE label (the CTI, Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur, features in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education, or EQAR).


Programme focus

3 years of Bachelor level

Fall semester

4th year Master level 1

(September - December) 3 programmes

Spring semester

(January - June) 10 programmes

Food and Health

How do we produce enough means of subsistence for the world’s population in the face of global demographic growth? What means of production, crop and livestock varieties, uses of natural resources, biotechnologies, biofuels and services are available to us? These major challenges call for innovative responses and solutions.

Training of experts at the intersection of medicine, agriculture, food and pharmacy. Graduates have a good grasp of the latest major public health issues relating to the links between food and the health of Humans and livestock.

Training of experts in both geology (mineralogy, mines and quarries, volcanology, etc.) and environmental protection (management of energy resources, natural risks, pollution and pollution control, etc.). Graduates have the task of seeking out sources of drinking water, hydrocarbons and mineral resources, and handling waste management.

3 years of Bachelor level

3 years of Bachelor level

3 years of Bachelor level

Pure and applied sciences Interdisciplinary Sciences

Pure and applied sciences Interdisciplinary Sciences

Pure and applied sciences Interdisciplinary Sciences

Lives tock

Agronomy and land management

Agroecology, soil, water and land management

Business sciences and management

Food industry

Prevention, diet and health benefits

Food industries and quality

Marketing, communications and sales

Fall semester

(September - December) 14 programmes

Agronomy and land management

Food industries and quality

Stakes and challenges of livestock farming

Marketing, communications and sales

Business management Marketing and business development Industrial organisation in the food industry

Spring semester (January - June)


Energy and mineral resources

Planning and Environment

Marine geology

Agroecology, soil, water and land management

5th year Master level 2


Prevention, diet and health benefits

Petroleum geology Mineral resources management Geotechnics and natural risks Hydrogeology and industrial risks

Final year internship: during the final year internship students complete a project on a topic relevant to the host institution (industrial or laboratory setting). Following the internship, they write and defend their final year thesis.


Specific programmes taught in English Spring semester (early February to mid-May)

- logistics in the food industry

Since 2010, a full semester of classes taught in English

- use and industrial application of agro-resources within

has been on offer for international students.

the competitiveness cluster and transfer of innovations to field situations

This programme is based on our food and health syllabus

- French gastronomy and health benefits

and is regularly supplemented with lectures and classes in

- landscape as part of historical heritage, land management

culinary sciences, administration and management sciences

and planning

as well as agro-industrial organization to cover the entire range

- French parks and gardens

of food sector disciplines.

- promotion of maritime heritage and preservation of the coastal environment

Our modular courses enable all international students to

- study of ground in geology

earn ECTS credits or equivalent US credits. During this semester, weekly French language training classes can provide students further credits.

Short-term programmes (early May to late August) Following a request from our partners, for several years now, we have organised short programmes lasting 1 to 3 weeks on topics related directly to our training programmes and research areas or to the economic and cultural heritage of Picardy, our home region. Students live on campus and are accompanied by French guides during all visits and conferences which are given in English. The themes of some of the programmes organised in the past were:

Maholisoa Randrianomanana ESSA, Madagascar 4-month study trip

Akie SMYTHE FAMU, USA 4 months – Spring semester in nutritional sciences

“ This trip helped me to develop solid skills in finance and business and prepared me for the world of work. Outside lecturers shared their experience with us and this gave us a more realistic idea than the formal lectures. Group work helps to develop team spirit just like in a company situation, and this produces efficient and capable business people.”

“ Personally LaSalle Bauvais has opened up my perspective of France altogether. Regarding student life I was able to appreciate a smaller, more interpersonal campus being that I come from a relatively large university in the USA. The language barrier was quite difficult upon arrival. I do wish I had courses and time to learn, but the students played a big part in my French matri­­­­cu­­lation and now I feel comfortable holding conver­sations. The courses were very interesting; some were great and some so so. I certainly enjoyed all of the campus events! This institution is full of student activities and opportunities; it’s a very convenient and comfortable atmosphere. All in all, LaSalle Beauvais has contributed to my overall academic and professional matriculation as it pertains to international agriculture and the food industry. I would certainly recommend this institution to any student who desires to study nutritional sciences abroad.”

Cultural visit to Chantilly Castle-International students-Winter 2010


Ever thought of changing the world?



A global outlook LaSalle Beauvais students are involved in numerous humanitarian projects, in particular through the distribution of funds raised by their many different efforts and events. The profits from student events (Nuit de l’Institut, Ovalies Tournament, Georaid, etc.) are donated to a different charity every year (e.g. LaSalle school in India, Médecins sans Frontières, Cœur Monde, etc.). Students can attend English classes as well as language classes in Spanish, German, Portuguese and French (for international students). All our undergraduate students undertake an internship in an English-speaking country. They can also take a sabbatical year mid-way through their curriculum in order to do humanitarian work or to pursue professional or personal growth opportunities. Then, our graduate students, upon selection, may study in a partner university abroad in their area of specialization. This can be either a semester, a study period with a final qualification or a dual diploma. Student and academic staff mobility is facilitated by our Erasmus network (some 30 European partner universities) as well as by some 30 agreements with universities on all five continents. In this aspect, the fact that we have Paris-Beauvais airport on our doorstep (just 5 minutes from campus) puts us at a real advantage. LaSalle Beauvais is also involved in international cooperation programmes such as EU-US, EU-Canada Projects and BRAFITEC, among others. International cooperation is based on themed networks such as the Europe-wide ICA or the local “Study in Picardy” network (about 32,000 students) and enjoys financial support from the Departmental Council of Oise, Regional Council of Picardy, French government and Europe.



Accommodation, catering and sports facilities on the campus LaSalle Beauvais has a lively campus for students. are all located on the 10-hectare campus near residences and dining halls, which is adjacent to a 30-hectare wood and a 200-hectare experimental farm. Over fifty clubs and societies offer a wide range of activities including music, theatre, wine-tasting and photography, plus sports such as handball, volleyball, basketball, rugby, football, squash, badminton, tennis, gym, cycling (bikes available) and horse riding, etc. In addition to this offering, the academic year is punctuated The campus is central to the learning experience of each

by events, with some gathering up to 3,000 people such

and every one of our students. The group-focused teaching

as the Nuit de l’Institut (LaSalle Beauvais’ gala ball),

methods used help students to develop collective thinking

the Ovalies Tournament (a major European university

and to grow as individuals. Every international student is

rugby tournament sponsoring humanitarian causes), Junior

mentored by a French buddy student, via the student

Enterprise conferences and the graduation ceremony.

association “Com’ Internationale”, who introduces them to the campus and student activities to ensure full immersion

LaSalle Beauvais is renowned for its open and welcoming

in French culture and life.

culture and attracts a broad mix of students from diverse backgrounds. The Institution has made the necessary

The classrooms, lecture theatres, labs, documentation library,

adjustments to be able to welcome disabled students

computer rooms, experimentation plots and sports facilities

through the Total Handicap project.

Katarzyna Pakulska SGGW, in Poland 4-month ERASMUS study trip

Tiago Griecco ESALQ–USP, in Brazil study period for 2-year dual diploma

“The International Relations Office staff were very hospitable and this made me feel at home as soon as I stepped onto the campus. The lecturers are friendly and helpful to students, the lectures were interesting and I made huge progress in French. I am delighted with my stay at LaSalle Beauvais and in France!”

“Life on campus is pleasant, the town of Beauvais has plenty to offer and you can make the most of Paris easily by train. The teaching methods are very different from those in Brazil. My experience of human and business management allowed me to go beyond a strictly technical agronomic approach and helped prepare me for the job market. The cultural exchanges and knowledge learnt here make it worthwhile travelling so far away from my family and friends.”


Certified! LaSalle Beauvais was recently awarded ISO 9001 certification for all its student training and research activitie s, suppor t and guidance se r vice s and accommodation, as well as for its extracurricular activities. We are particularly proud of this achievement as it is testimony to the overall quality of our offering. Our ISO 14001-certified farm, EcoCampus scheme and “Responsible campuses” network membership provide evidence of the environmental efforts of all LaSalle Beauvais stakeholders.

Become yourself, only better

Graduate employment *: 85% of students who graduated in 2009 are employed within one year of graduation. As for our 2010 graduates, 75% of them found their first job in less than two months.



Agro-resources Sectors

10% 7%


1% 2%

4% 3%


Food and health Sectors





% 4% 5

1.5 . % 1.5%

Agriculture* Food Industry Banking/Insurance Commerce/Distribution Chemical Industry Research/Consulting/Chartered Accounting Teaching and Research Transport Energy Information Technology Industry Other sectors

Food Industry Consultancy firms Commerce/Distribution Chemical Industry Media and Advertising agencies Teaching and Research Tourism and Catering Hospital administration Other sectors


11% 13%

Geosciences Sectors




Mines and Quarries Geotechnics Water and Environment Geophysics, marine geology Hydrocarbon


“Research and consulting” positions attract the most graduated students (18%), followed equally (16%) by R&D, scientific and technical research and sales. 33% of graduates have a job with international links.

* Annuel survey conducted by CGE (Conférence des Grandes Ecoles)

Beauvais is located in northern France, 50 miles to the north of Paris. Trains to Paris depart every hour. Beauvais is an ideal base for exploring Europe. From Paris-Beauvais international airport (5 minutes from LaSalle Beauvais campus), low cost companies offer regular flights to exciting destinations such as: Italy (Rome, Milan, Venice, Pisa), Spain (Barcelona, Madrid), Great Britain (Glasgow), Ireland (Dublin), Sweden (Stockholm), Norway (Oslo), Portugal (Porto), Romania (Bucharest), Poland (Warsaw), or Czech Republic (Prague)… London


How to get to Beauvais Lille

Located a 45-minute drive from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport.


From Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport: Direct train RER B to


From Paris Gare du Nord: direct train to Beauvais (1 hour 15 minutes).


CDG Airport



Contact Admissions

Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais

Maud Almendros

19, rue Pierre Waguet - BP 30313

(International Relations Office/International students)

60026 Beauvais Cedex FRANCE

Tel +33 3 44 06 76 07

Tel +33 3 44 06 25 25 (switchboard)


Fax +33 3 44 06 25 26

E-mail Open Days in January and March.

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