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UniLaSalle is a unique centre of higher education in Earth, Life and Environment Sciences which trains more than 2,500 students on its two campuses of Beauvais and Rouen.
In a context of global demographic growth that remains sustained, agriculture will have to answer a rise of the food request. This one comes at a time when arable land is becoming scarcer, particularly because of urbanisation.
Because of environmental constraints (reducing fertilizers, limiting pesticides…) the whole sector is forced to reconsider its practices. At the same time, the introduction of advanced technologies in agricultural equipment (satellite guidance, drones…) disrupts farming practices.
The agricultural world must find solutions to these new challenges.
To support its effort, the industrialists of agricultural equipment have to widen their fields of competence in agronomy in order to take into account the entire system. This change implies that engineering students should be trained to acquire dual competences in agronomy and agri-machinery.
The creation of a Chair in Agri-Machinery and New Technologies brings a solution to all these problems. It is headed by two teachers-researchers and combines training and research activities in the field of agri-machinery.
Its objectives are as follows:
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