A double degree programme

Two european Higher Education Institutes in the field of agriculture and food science have joined forces to offer the Susfoods Master programme that will enable students to benefit from:

  • the strengths in teaching and research of different institutions
  • a wide range of elective as well as compulsory modules related to sustainable food systems
  • a structured international mobility scheme allowing you to study at minimum two different institutions 

Isara (Lyon, France)


ISARA is a private engineering college specialized in agricultural, food and environmental sciences, and recognized by the French Ministry of Agriculture. ISARA offers a wide range of training options in agronomy, food and environmental sciences, and mainly focuses on two areas of excellence:

  • Agroecology and sustainable food systems
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

ISARA is located in Lyon, south-east of France, in a very dynamic environment close to companies, research centers and professionals working in agriculture, food industry, rural development and environment sectors.

Second-ranking city in France in regard to its number of students, Lyon possesses a rich cultural and gastronomic tradition and an ‘old town’ which was designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This lovely city will offer you an exceptional quality of life.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy, Piacenza and Cremona) 

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the largest private university in Europe which distinguishes itself for its multidisciplinary curriculum, industrial ties, and strong international focus. Cattolica is internationally recognized for advances in the field of scientific research, as well as for the quality and innovation of its teaching.

Aside from the 200+ Italian programs, Cattolica also offers many undergraduate, graduate, Summer and Semester programs in English.

The medieval cities of Piacenza and Cremona are home to Cattolica’s Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is rightly proud of its cutting-edge, dynamic and progressive environment. The majority of the programs provide practical learning with on-campus laboratories and plain farm fields in close proximity.

The University’s Piacenza and Cremona Campus is immersed in the so-called ‘Food Valley’ of Italy, the ideal setting for studying in-depth all the facets and phases of the sustainability of the food system.

The project is co-funded by the European Lifelong Learning Programme.