relating to the circular bioeconomy, the sustainable use of natural resources, the protection of the environment and rural development.

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.

ICA Rectors and Deans Forum 2021 News

11th ICA Rectors and Deans Forum 2021 will be held Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October 2021. The Forum will address "The Role of Life Science Universities in Transitioning to Carbon Neutrality and Open Science". The Forum will be held at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Programme and further details to follow

ICA CoP Bio-Edu Summer School

3rd Summer School on the Circular Bioeconomy for Sustainable Development will be held online from 6 to 10 September from Perrotis College, Thessalonika, Greece. Graduate students and young scientists are invited to participate free of charge. The topics to be addressed are

• The Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
• The Aquatic Value Chain
• Biodiversity, Digitalisation and Bio-Informatics in the Post Genome era.
• Societal, Innovation, Regulatory, and Clustering Issues.
• Education Worldwide

Download the flyer for more details and registration details: deadline 15 August

ICA CoP Bio-Edu - Community of Practice for Bioeconomy Education in Europe

ICA Standing Commitee Events 2021

AGRIMBA, International Network for the MBA Agribusiness and Commerce - 20 to 23 July Committee Meeting

IFA, ISEKI Food Association - 23 to 25 June Conference online

IROICA, the International Relations Officers’ Network of the Association for European Life Science Universities 7 to 10 December Conference

SILVA,  European Forest Science Academic Network - 7 & 8 July Conference online


ICA-Edu Colloquium 2021

The 5th ICA-Edu Colloquium 2021 Online "Action to keep the entrepreneurial genie out of the bottle! Engaging students with sustainable entrepreneurial education in your curriculum", was held online each morning from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 May 2021   See the programme with the Keynote presentations.


The ICA-Edu General Assembly was held online on Friday 28 May at 12.00 CET.  Elections were held for the ICA-Edu Executive Committee, seven members were elected.  

ICA General Assembly 2021 - News

The ICA General Assembly 2021 will be held on Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 17.00 at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.


The ICA Board is pleased to be a partner in the ERASMUS + Strategic Partnership Project led by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). The INTRINSIC project addresses Innovative Education for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences - download the flyer and goto to the project website

First International Conference on Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education -SustEntEd2021 will be held on 25 and 26 November 2021 in Vienna, Austria.  Currently it is planned as a face to face event.