Life Sciences, Environment
As part of the “Masters” programme offered by the ParisTech Grandes Ecoles, the “Life Sciences, Environment” field groups educational programmes that should meet the major stakes and challenges of the 21st century in terms of agriculture, food, environment and health safety, in a context of global changes (demographic developments, climate change, water shortages, depletion of natural resources and reduction of biodiversity, etc.).
This educational programme is being developed at a time when the entire international community recognises that these stakes and challenges can no longer be considered independently from each other: any advance in a sector should also be considered in light of the potential impacts in the other sectors. Moreover, these stakes and challenges must absolutely take into account the interactions and feedback loops between the different scales of approach, whether they are spatial (from the local to the global and conversely) or temporal (from short-term to long-term, including several generations) or even associated with different levels of organisation.
ParisTech has a unique group of expertises in all fields and disciplines that can be called on to deal with food, energy and environmental issues: life sciences, earth sciences and engineering and decision-making sciences.
Furthermore, ParisTech is a member of the “Climate” Knowledge and Innovation Community recently established by EIT (http://www.climate-kic.org/), which brings together the most prestigious European educational and research institutions in this field.
The job opportunities for these educational programmes include both research and higher education professions as well as professions in business, services and support for public policies.