Recognised as the leading French Graduate School in Agronomy, Environment, Life science and Food technology, AgroParisTech has a tradition of providing higher education in these fields of more than 150 years. Our mission is to train students through state of the art research and partnerships with agro-industrial companies and to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

The Nancy Centre of AgroParisTech-ENGREF

Within AgroParisTech, ENGREF is in charge of the education in forestry at the master and doctoral levels. Forestry training and research mainly take place at the Nancy Centre, which has close links with the ENGREF campuses of Montpellier in southern France and Kourou in French Guyana. The Nancy centre, which was founded in 1825,  specialises in forestry, management of territories with high environmental value, and wood products.

The AgroParisTech-ENGREF Nancy Centre offers students a variety of up-to-date facilities. For example, it has the largest forestry library in France, a well-equipped wood laboratory and advanced hardware and software equipment in GPS and GIS. Students can also get access to the large research facilities at the INRAE centre, which is only 15 km away from Nancy.

AgroParisTech-ENGREF owns three forests where practical training is given in the field. In Nancy, AgroParisTech ENGREF  is at the hub of scientific relations with, for example: three local universities,  the Epinal engineer school in wood technology, public and private forest institutions, the EFI Observatory for Regional Forests OEF, universities and forest research centres in Freiburg (Germany) and Zürich (Switzerland).

The city of Nancy is 90 minutes away from Paris by high speed train. The AgroParisTech-ENGREF Centre is located in the centre of Nancy close to the railway station and a tram line. Furthermore, in Nancy more than 40 000 students organise a lot of cultural and sports events and the student associations are very active and come in numbers.

MSc European Forestry studies at AgroParisTech-ENGREF

Courses available for our MSc EF students are:

Decision support systems for resource management
Models in forest management, 3 ECTS
Geographical information systems (elective), 3 ECTS
Project in forest management, 6 ECTS

Resource management for ecosystem services
Forest communities and forestry, 6 ECTS

Spatial and ecological modelling
Biogeochemical cycles in forest ecosystems, 3 ECTS
Advanced statistics (elective), 3 ECTS
Understanding tree structure and functions, 3 ECTS

Resource economics and policy
European forests: challenges and opportunities, 3 ECTS

Silviculture and engineering
Introduction to the forestry context in Lorraine, 3 ECTS

In addition, there will be scientific seminars, forest policy events, etc.

For further information on MSc European Forestry studies in AgroParisTech, please check the website of AgroParisTech/Forests and their environment-FEN and/or contact our French coordinator Professor Meriem Fournier (meriem.fournier(at)

Presentation on MSc European Forestry studies in AgroParisTech

AgroParisTech 2023 (PDF) updated 8 Feb 2023.