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Food & Health 2023: The Smart Choice

Co-organised by the University of Lille (largest French university and in the top 100 European most innovative universities of the Times Higher Education ranking), the Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle Beauvais (a prominent and most internationalised agro-food engineering school) and the International Academy (summer university for international students in Hauts-de-France), the research-oriented summer school Food & Health 2023 is a strong 60-hour training programme focusing on the fundamental aspects of agro-food processing, glycation, nutrition, health and longevity, in line with top-tier research centres and leading experts in non-enzymatic post-translational protein modifications and their effects on health.

Midway between Paris, London and Brussels, at the heart of a high-performance academic and economic hub that makes innovation a priority, Food & Health 2023 will provide high-standard English-taught classes, scientific immersion in the field, as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project. A smart opportunity to broaden your international experience under enjoyable conditions with fellow students worldwide.

Food & Health 2023 will build upon the successful Food & Health 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022 France Excellence Summer Schools.

NB: The modalities and contents presented on this website may be subject to minor modifications. In case of force majeure, please note that this programme may be run online.



Towards research

As a research-oriented summer school, Food & Health 2023 will be a springboard for your enrolment in a PhD or a postdoc in France in the fields of agro-food and health/ageing.

ECTS credits

5 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits pertaining to the completed assessments and a personalised Certificate of Completion will be awarded to the students to authenticate their participation.

Programme overview

Scientific Lectures, Workshops & Industrial Visit
31 h
Scientific Research Project
6 h
Cultural Visits & Events
17 h
A French Speaking World
2 h
Haut-de-France: A Dynamic Environment for Researchers
1 h
Welcome & Closing Sessions
3 h



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  • A strong scientific training
    in line with top-tier research centres & leading experts
    in non-enzymatic post-translational protein modifications & their effects on health
  • A door-opening peri-doctoral programme
    giving access to the French research community
    & making connections internationally
  • Forward-looking higher education institutions
    with high-standard on-campus accommodation
    & welcome services, great facilities & vibrant hall life
  • The strategic, most dynamic area in North-West Europe
    at the heart of a high-performance academic
    & economic hub that makes innovation a priority
  • A young region, always on the move
    lively, easy-living, with a rich history
    & heritage, centre of arts & cultures