For over 20 years, the ESBS (Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg) offers the trinational programme and facilitates the award of Diplôme d’Ingénieur en Biotechnologie through the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur.
In addition, since 2014 a co-operation with the ECPM (Ecole européenne de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux) awards the Diplôme in Chemistry and Biology - the first of its kind in France.
The Illkirch campus of the ESBS is the principal location for lectures. This campus is south of Strasbourg in the Pôle d'Innovation, surrounded by internationally active biotechnological enterprises.
The goal of the ESBS is the three-year training of engineering skills in the various fields of modern biotechnology and career preparation into the health and environmental industry, including their phases of research, development and production.
The bioengineering training includes a solid base in natural sciences and engineering, with introduction to business, presentation skills and language.
The University of Freiburg is one of the oldest in Freiburg, and ranks among the top universities according to German media, such as "die Zeit". Aside from administration of the German students in the programme, the University of Freiburg runs lectures and practical work in plant physiology. In such a course, the students stay in Freiburg for about six weeks in their second year of studies.
The interdisciplinary Biozentrum is the largest department of natural sciences at the University of Basel. Its focus is fundamental research in molecular biology and biomedicine and the accompanying teaching. The Biozentrum takes a leading national and international role, and is well networked with academic and industrial partners. The lectures and practical work in microbiology take place here.
The University of Offenburg enjoys an excellent reputation in the field of process engineering which researches the automatic control and optimization of biotechnological processes. The students profit from individual supervision by teachers and from comprehensive services as well as close relations to the local industry. In Offenburg two core elective courses take place for a total of 8 weeks.
Text translated from the original by Dr. Edwin Groot