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Welcome to ECOSYS

UMR ECOSYS - Ecologie fonctionnelle et écotoxicologie des agroécosystèmes

Initiative d’excellence

Université Paris-Saclay
Initiative d’excellence – IDEX - Paris-Saclay et COMUE Paris-Saclay

As part of the "Investments for the Future" program initiated by the French government in 2012, the project to create the Paris-Saclay University was awarded one of the initiatives of excellence (IDEX), which are programs whose goal is to create world-ranking universities in France (Community of Universities and Institutions – COMUE). The creation of Paris-Saclay University, with the involvement of INRA and AgroParisTech as founding institutions, fully integrates ECOSYS into the future University, which has been formalized in that the signatures of our publications, mentioning Paris-Saclay University since 2016.

ECOSYS is integrated into the Life Sciences Division; ECOSYS had contributed to the drafting of the division's white paper (participation of Enrique Barriuso), a founding document of the division's structure and scientific strategy, and ECOSYS is currently represented in the Council of the division (to which Isabelle Lamy is an elected member). Most of our master's courses are integrated in the BASE School, which is co-directed by a teacher-researcher from ECOSYS (Benoît Gabrielle), and INRA is represented in the council of the school by another person from ECOSYS (Enrique Barriuso).

COMUE Paris-Saclay is the strategic key for regional integration of ECOSYS, which allows the organization of new research partnerships and insertion in research-training programs of world rank. Although we are still in the creation phase, we have already received some practical benefits, including coordination of environmental training between different institutions, to offer highly multidisciplinary pathways; funding of two chairs, allowing the hosting two foreign professors (Rota Wagai, Gregory Starr); support for heavy equipment applications in the Ile-de-France Region (Phytotron

-  PhAIRE project); and event co-financing (Living-Lab workshop).