INRAE, UBFC, the College of Burgundy and the Agro Institute signal an settlement on targets and assets

From left to right Vincent Thomas, President of the University of Burgundy, Philippe Mauguin, Director General of INRAE, Nathalie Munier-Jolain, President of INRAE ​​Bourgogne – Franche-Comté Center, Dominique Grevey, President of UBFC, Nathalie Cayot, director assistant from of the Institute agro Dijon.

This first agreement on objectives and means, signed between INRAE ​​and UBFC (University of Burgundy-Franche-Comté), as well as its two founding members, the University of Burgundy and the Agro Dijon Institute, reflects the common desire of the 4 partners. to develop, strengthen and expand its cooperation, in particular in the field of sustainable food systems at territorial level or to support microbial ecological research developed within the HARMI Center of Excellence [3].

In line with the scientific dynamism of the I-Site policy, with the ambition of excellence at national and international level, this agreement provides a framework for an integrated and differentiating vision for the territory. The three main lines of concrete action are as follows:

  1. Attracting and strengthening scientific talent

In the period 2022-2026, 3 institutions of the University of Burgundy, the Institut Agro Dijon and INRAE ​​accept or plan to offer arbitration for 17 positions of researcher, lecturer or university professor, as well as 2 positions of engineer. In terms of training, the Agro Dijon Institute and INRAE ​​will offer almost 12 doctoral contracts to arbitrate their respective scientific councils.

2- Maximize the impact of international mechanisms

The partners have joined forces to better coordinate their international cooperation instruments around several instruments: the French-Chinese International Associated Laboratory “Agroecology”, supported by UMR Agroecology, the UBFC Partnership Agreement, the Food Science Lab from FORTHEM University Alliance (uB) and of course the PIA project. ExcellenceS HARMI (“Using microbiomes for sustainable development”).

In addition, the signatories undertake to set up a common recruitment structure for foreign workers. It will combine resources dedicated to the reception of foreigners within a common structure in order to contribute to the international attractiveness of the site for students, professors and talented researchers.

3. Formalize the training offer for JRC infrastructures

While maintaining platforms with a high level of performance and innovation in conjunction with the COS UBFC platform, the partners intend to integrate the offer of training on research platforms that carry common UMRs (ChemoSens, ChemoSens, 4PMI, Genosol, DimaCell) into the EC Doctoral School (UBFC) catalog. These platforms will be mobilized within the Graduate School TRANSBIO UBFC Integrate, the Agro Dijon Institute and the Lab Food Science European University FORTHEM (uB).

Harmi Center of Excellence, for “Using Microbiomes for Sustainable Development”

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