Strasbourg Graduate School of Biotechnology (ESBS)

ESBS is an international school providing German, French and Swiss students with a French engineering diploma in biotechnology. The Universities of Basel, Freiburg and Karlsruhe are collaborating with the ESBS around the development of this trilingual curriculum, which allows the diploma to be recognised in the three countries. ESBS students are also required to spend two to six weeks in the School's partner universities.

Most of the courses are taugh in Strasbourg and in French, German and English by teachers from the four Universities, and offer students a broad approach on biological sciences, mathematical and physical fundamentals as well as engineering sciences.

The School works closely with the industry: scientists from various businesses are involved in the courses, introducing students to the practical aspects of biotechnologies and to various subjects such as genetic engineering, microbiology, bioinformatics, bioproduction, molecular modelling etc.

Director

Georges Orfanoudakis

Student life

Facts and figures

  • 120 engineering students
  • 17 lecturers
  • 23 researchers
  • 7 technical and administrative staff
  • 60 post-docs, doctoral students and interns