Over the past 150 years, average life expectancy has increased by approximately 4 to 5 years per generation. The gap between the active and inactive has widened, and pressure on health and social care costs for society has increased. As chronic disease becomes more prevalent and populations continue to age, EU healthcare systems are striving to shift the burden of care from hospitals to the community and the individual. There is consequently a growing need for biomedical innovations to be more user-centred, empowering patients to manage their healthy living and active ageing. Postgraduate recruits to the fast-growing sector of biomedical engineering will need to bring not only their expertise in a particular field, but also a thorough grounding in a range of technologies and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to the design of new products and services. Health4life addresses this need with a novel programme combining education and research.

Conditions d’admission / Public cible

  • Students from the first year of Master’s programme (M1) « Ingénierie de la Santé »
  • Students who have validated 4 years of higher education in biology, chemistry- biology…
  • Students who validated 5 years of Pharmacy studies – industrial or research track
  • MD or PharmD students with a strong scientific background, students in veterinary, medicine
  • Students in life sciences engineering
  • Other profiles, after examination by the selection committee


Our multidisciplinary, two-summer school programme offers diverse perspectives in all areas of health.

  • Pursuing doctoral thesis studies (around 40% of students are doing a thesis in France or elsewhere)
  • Executive in hospital and industrial teams in the health sector
  • Research engineer in academia
  • Creation of start-ups in the field of engineering for health

Responsable(s) & contact(s)

Education manager

Administrative information
Michel SEVE

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