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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Benefit of ICA Membership

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

ICA benefits individuals, institutions and life sciences as a whole

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News and Upcoming Events for ICA-Europe | Print |


Sept 1: Register NOW online for the ICA Rectors and Deans Forum 2016 the Life Science University in the 21st C Global World. The Forum will be held on 26 and 27 October at Ghent University. See the focus and Outline Programme and download the 5th Annouicement to see the keynote speakers and panel members.

Sept 1: The ICA General Assembly will be held on Tuesday 25 October at 17.00 at Ghent University, location to be announcned

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

June 18: The ICA-Edu Colloquium was held at the University of Helsinki on 16 and 17 June 2016 with the title e-learning in the life sciences: exploiting open source materials in the curriculum.

Upcoming Events ICA-Europe

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

AGRIMBA Conference and General Board Meeting - 20 year celebrations, 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

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

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

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



4th International ISEKI Food Conference Responsible Research and Innovation in the Food Value Chain, to be 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 to be 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 will be 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, to be 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 Conference,  24 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)