What is BioEco graduate school?
Toulouse is a leading educational and research actor in France in the field of biology, biotechnology, (bio)chemical engineering, mathematics and economics. The Federal University of Toulouse has identified the sustainable management and transformation of natural and agricultural resources as one of its research priorities. BioEco – Biotechnology Building Bio-Based Economy – graduate school has been thought as an efficient tool to achieve these sustainable development goals.
BioEco graduate school trains new actors in a systemic knowledge of bio-chemical engineering and economical sciences, with an open and visionary mindset, responsibly capable of conducting research, development, analysis, planning, design, production, management and policy formulation in Bioeconomy. BioEco graduate school is unique in France providing a consolidated holistic approach, integrating the whole value-chain from biotechnology transformation of renewable carbon with economic, environmental and societal concerns. The ability to model and thereby to monitor this multifactorial strategy is critical to attain a smooth transition towards a consumer-approved bio-sourced society, as is the necessity to accelerate the timespan coupling discovery to industrial applications.
To achieve this, BioEco graduate school represents a new educational and research school foreseeing tomorrow’s employment opportunities in Bioeconomy. It proposes a 5-years track, M1/M2/PhD, including new transdisciplinary teaching courses shaped to merge bio and chemical engineering, environmental and economic training. The international BioTechEco master degree, the doctoral program, the short programs and the international scientific challenge proposed in this graduate school aims to provide a new and unique expertise to students and doctoral students making them exquisitely attractive to the merging market of Bioeconomy and/or allowing them to create a new industrial segment.
Continuously nurtured by the forefront outcomes of trans-disciplinary research, by the international collaboration with prominent universities that are enhanced, and by the strong partnership already established with industrial partners, this school is well positioned to meet the manpower requirements emerging from industry and provide a unique expertise.