ESTBB is a “Grande École” specialising in Biology and Biotechnology. Underpinned by solid expertise in its fields, it has deep-rooted human-centred values and a strong international dimension.
Over the last twenty years, ESTBB has extended its national and international reach and developed its reputation for excellence amongst biotech companies. Its strengths include: innovative teaching methods, work/study programmes, a network of partner companies and a commitment to international aid through its courses and student associations.
ESTBB, which is part of the Faculty of Sciences, welcomes 700 students each year onto tailor-made pathways, consisting of three undergraduate courses and Master’s-level specialisations.
With 70 years of links with industry behind it, ESTBB trains top-level professionals for growth sectors. Our students can, therefore, take on any industrial role: innovation, research, development, industrialisation, production, marketing, sales, quality, regulation, biobanking, etc., but also roles related to academic research. We also ensure that students develop particular skills which are much sought after by companies: adaptability, ethical thinking, awareness of complexity and meaning, interdisciplinarity, etc…
Ideally situated in the city of Lyon, at the heart of France’s leading biotech region, the school has a network of 1,400 partner companies and thousands of alumni who, every day, work in biotech companies and research laboratories in France and other countries.