France’s leading circular economy program can be found in Toulouse. BioEco is at the heart of the region’s world-class research hub and offers a holistic circular economy course for students seeking to further their knowledge of this crucial field.

An understanding of the circular economy underpins the global ambition for increased sustainability in order to counter the damaging impacts of climate change. There is a need for the next generation of academics and researchers with the ability to practically apply their learnings to emerge – indeed, there is a significant demand for such graduates in both public and private sector jobs markets globally.

This circular economy master’s course is delivered in Toulouse, with one semester spent at a partner university abroad. The BioTechEco master’s degree is a unique proposition. This multidisciplinary course focuses on a range of subjects that fall under the umbrella principal of the circular economic model. The breadth of learning ensures BioTechEco graduates have a detailed (and practical) comprehension of biotechnology, bioeconomics – and crucially, a grasp of the social and ethical discussions around these subjects, which is vital in the modern-day workplace or research laboratory. The circular economy cannot be studied in isolation. It is the sum of its parts and thus, the BioTechEco reflects this.

Teaching is delivered by internationally renowned staff, all of whom have come from the top-ranked 300 academic institutions in the world (according to the NTU and ARWU rankings). What’s more, BioEco’s partnerships with the likes of INSA Toulouse, Toulouse INP, and IMT Mines, means students can benefit from genuine specialists in particular subjects due to the wealth of teaching talent in this region of France.

The Toulouse region is more than an academic hub. The city is considered to be Toulouse’s premier university town, with a vibrant international student scene. BioEco ensures that all students are able to settle quickly in the city through access to the Toul’Box – a service which provides a wide-range package of practical support and solutions for new residents such as airport pickup and accommodation assistance.