From the Theory to Innovative Applications




Co-organised by the University of Lille (1st 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 France Excellence Summer School Food & Health 2020 is a strong 120-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 international nutrition, biotechnology and health clusters.


Midway between Paris, London and Brussels, at the heart of a high-performance academic and economic hub that makes innovation a priority, Food & Health 2020 will provide, on forward-looking and lively campuses, high-standard English-taught classes, scientific and industrial immersion in the field, as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project.


Broadening your international experience under enjoyable and comfortable conditions with fellow students from pre-PhD France Excellence summer schools, Food & Health 2020 will offer lively social and festive events, full welcome services (incl. accommodation and catering), consistent French language and culture classes, as well as visits of remarkable historical and natural sites in France and Belgium, opening access to a European region always on the move.


Food & Health 2020 will build upon the successful Food & Health 2018 and 2019 France Excellence Summer Schools.






As a research-oriented Summer School, Food & Health 2020 will be a springboard for your enrolment in a PhD programme in France in the fields of agro-food and ageing/health sector.





Up to 6 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.