Lille, France

Human Nutrition Across the Lifespan: From Scientific Evidence to Recommendation and Action

when 29 June 2024 - 13 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 900

Nutrition & Health 2024: The Smart Choice!

Co-organised by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lille (largest French university and in the top 100 European most innovative universities of the Times Higher Education ranking) and the International Academy (summer university for international students in Hauts-de-France), the research-oriented summer school Nutrition & Health 2024 is a strong 60-hour training programme focusing on the fundamental and applied aspects of the links between food and health in line with top-tier research centres and leading experts in the field. The main methods of investigation with a critical look at their relevance as well as prevention policies in France and worldwide will be introduced. Particular emphasis will be laid on childhood obesity and diabetes. Building on the latest scientific discoveries, the major role of nutrition in successful ageing will be explored.

Student research projects will look at topics that now prevail in their country (epidemiological data, main public health challenges, prevention strategies, etc.). Practical work in biology laboratories will take place. Oral presentations of the results will give rise to a mini-symposium.

Midway between Paris, London and Brussels, at the heart of a high-performance academic and economic hub that makes innovation a priority, Nutrition & Health 2024 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.

#Keywords: nutrition, food, health, obesity, diabetes, ageing, longevity, glycation, infant nutrition & health, ultra-processed food, vitamins, food safety, protein digestibility, epidemiology, animal models, cell culture, Caenorhabditis elegans, prevention.

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Target group

Admission Criteria:
- Excellent Bachelor students (3rd year undergraduate) & Master students.
- Excellent academic results and in-depth knowledge in human health, biology or food science.
- Advanced English.

Fee info

EUR 900: Participation to the programme — Early Bird (students applying before February 28th).
A Comfort Pack (accomodation, transportation in Lille, meals) can be add to your registration for 460€.
EUR 1250: Participation to the programme — Standard Fee.
A Comfort Pack (accomodation, transportation in Lille, meals) can be add to your registration for 460€.


➤ Full scholarships on academic criteria
A limited number of full or partial scholarships will be offered to support exceptional applications.
ATTENTION: only applications made by March 15th may be eligible for these scholarships.