The Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra (Coimbra Agriculture School) (ESAC), integrated since 1985 in the Polytechnic of Coimbra, is a centenary school, offering higher education programmes in agricultural, food, environment and biotechnology sciences, strongly marked by a vocational component and an intimate connection with the entrepreneurial fabric, associations and cooperatives. The oldest agricultural school in the country welcomes the students in a 144-hectar area, on the left bank of the river Mondego.
ESAC is proud of its immemorial past and, while valuing and disseminating it, it never ceased to adapt to new technologies and changes in its dedicated sectors. The school displays modern facilities, quality equipment and laboratories, as well as vast agricultural and forest areas, which makes it a national reference in agricultural education and research.
Recently, this School has also invested in internationalising its training offer and promoting its work abroad. To this end, it carries out a series of initiatives with the aim of “opening ESAC to the community”, complementing the scientific and technical work with seminars and talks, as well as other general initiatives.