Association for European Life Science Universities

relating to agriculture, forestry, food, natural resources, rural development and the environment

We aim to enhance our members’ success in the international market place, in Europe and globally, by providing a supportive environment to share experience, to cooperate in new ventures, and to benefit from the resulting synergy.

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A network of more than 60 life science universities involved in agriculture, food, forestry, natural resources, rural development and the environment <more>

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  • Networking
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  • Representation of the interests of life sciences in Europe and globally

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NEWS

Nov 21: The ICA Gneral Assembly was held on 25 October 2016 at the University of Ghent.  Prof. Antanas Maziliauskas, Rector Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU), Lithuania, and Prof. Peter Bielik Rector Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia were elected to the ICA Board, with Prof. Yvan Larondelle, UCLouvain, Belgium being elected ICA Treasurer.  Following the ICA General Assembly an election was held electronically for the representative for the Western Europe constituency; Rector Arthur Mol, Wageningen University and Research was elected and President Philippe Choquet, UniLaSalle, France was co-opted to the ICA Board.

Prof. Guido Van Hulenbroeck, Prof. Martin Gerzabek, Prof. Lena Andersson-Eklund and Dr Mika Rekola stepped down from the ICA Board having served two terms of office. These retiring Board members where thanked by Prof. Marek S Szyndel, the incoming ICA President, for their dedicated service in developing ICA for the benefit of all ICA member universities.

Nov 11: ICA Rectors and Deans Forum 2016 with the title the Life Science University in the 21st Century Global World was held from 25 to 27 October 2016 hosted by Ghent University, Gent, Belgium.  See the programme and download the presentations

Following the keynote presentations, panel comments and the roundtable discussions the Forum identified the most important challenges for life science universities in delivering the future leaders for the 21stC global worldThis Summary of the discussions was prepared by Alex Evans, Vice President of ICA & Dean and Head of the School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, on behalf of the ICA Board.

Nov 1: 3rd ICA Edu Colloquium 2017 will be held at the University of Zagreb from 12 to 14 June 2017

 

 
Upcoming Events ICA-Europe

The 8th CASEE International Conference, Sustainable Development in Europe – Cooperation between Science and Practice. What's the position of Central and South Eastern Europe? will be held at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW from 14 to 16 May 2017

21st IROICA Conference, Halfway Through the Erasmus+ Adventure, will be at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, BOKU from 7 to 9 June 2017

3rd ICA Edu Colloquium 2017 will be held at the University of Zagreb from 12 to 14 June 2017

AGRIMBA Conference will be held on 19 to 24 June 2017

 

PAST ICA & ICA STANDING COMMITTEE EVENTS in 2015 and 2016

ICA Rectors and Deans Forum 2016 with the title the Life Science University in the 21st Century Global World was held from 25 to 27 October 2016 hosted by Ghent University, Gent, Belgium.  The iCA Gneral Assembly was held at 17.00 on 25 October.

AGRIMBA Conference and General Board Meeting - 20 year celebrations, was held from 27 to 29 September 2016, hosted by Warsaw University of Life Sciences.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SILVA Network Annual Conference 2016 Forest Science Education: self-study and activation of the learner was held from 21 to 23 September 2016, hosted by Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering, Tartu, Estonia.

4th International ISEKI Food Conference Responsible Research and Innovation in the Food Value Chain, was held from 6 to 8 July 2016, Vienna, Austria.

ICA-Edu Colloquium  e-learning in the life sciences: exploiting open source materials in the curriculum was held on 16 & 17 June 2016 at the University of Helsinki.

20th IROICA Conference Efficiency of IRO's in a network, IROICA recipes for success was held from 6 to 10 June 2016 hosted by ISA Lille, France.

CASEE Annual Conference 2016, The Role of Life Sciences in Europe's 2020 strategy, was held form 22 to 24 May 2016 hosted by BUASVM - Banat's University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine „King Michael I of Romania, Timisoara, Romania. 

5th ICA Rectors and Deans Forum 2015, was held on 22 and 23 October 2015, Educating the Young Professionals to Feed the Planet and Provide for the Sustainable Bioeconomy at the EXPO2015 and at the Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza.  See the programme and presentations

AgriMBA International Congress, 16 to 20 June 2015, Smart Agribusiness for the Society of Tomorrow, held in Poreč, Croatia.

CIHEAM - ICA Zaragoza Conference 15 to 17 June 2015, Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st C: global challenge in knowledge transfer to meet world demands for food security and sustainability, held at CIHEAM Zaragoza, Spain.  This conference is sponsored by the OECD Cooperative Research Programme.  See the presentations

19th Annual IROICA Conference, 8 to 11 June 2015, International Alumni Networks, held at the University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

6th CASEE Conference24 to 26 May 2015, Latest trends in Bioeconomy in the Danube Region held at the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia.

ICA-EDU Colloquium Educating Life Science Graduates Fit for Europe, 15 and 16 April 2015, held at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), Call for Abstracts by 2 March 2015.  Several ICA Standing Committee held follow on events ERABEE, joint meeting of IFA & I.S.L.E. (two separate meeting programmes) and SILVA Annual Conference  see the events home page

SILVA Network Conference Should all Forestry Students Learn the Same? Gneralisation versus Specialisation, 16 to 18 April 2015, held at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)