CRI - Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Paris

Life Sciences | Learning Sciences | Digital Sciences

AIRE Master

The AIRE Master is a 2 year Master Program of the University of Paris and hosted at the Center of Interdisciplinary Research. The AIRE Master has a strong focus on interdisciplinary and research-based projects, targeting future researchers and entrepreneurs in life, learning and digital sciences. Its curriculum offers cutting-edge courses, a learning-by-doing training based on several internships in labs, startups or a companies. Every year, we host nearly 100 students to study life, learning and digital sciences in order to tackle our world greatest challenges.

The program is built on open-science approahces, interdisciplinarity, collaborative projects and a challenge-based pedagogy, supported by reknown researchers, teachers and mentors. Students benefit from the stimulating environment of the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) where creators, entrepreneurs and researchers converge in a think and do mindset to help the students achieve their goals. Students can engage in collaborative projects in the student clubs and labs of the CRI.

All tracks offer a high level training in critical thinking, design, communication and soft skills to help students builds their own research and career trajectories. The Master is designed to adjust around the student's needs for building his or her desired portfolio and carreer trajectory.

Life Sciences

Frontiers of life sciences |

The Life Sciences track (AIV in its French acronym) is based on the idea that the future of Life Sciences lies in its interactions with other sciences - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and so on. Interdisciplinary research cannot be constrained to thematic textbooks. It's a research that takes the tools of Physics and the concepts of Maths to describe how a cell moves, or that uses Engineering to unravel the design of a genome. It's crossing the boundaries of single subjects, so well framed and fenced in during the last century, to go beyond the limits that the old approaches pose.

Our program is heavily based in internships as we support the philosophy of "learning by doing"- in our case, "learning by doing research". The program offers core interdisciplinary courses during the first year, such as Systems, Synthetic and Computational Biology. During the second year, students choose three internships of about three months each, while following weekly courses about critical analysis of scientific literature, literature review and project writing.

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Learning Sciences

Education in a digital world|

The Learning Science track (EdTech in its french acronym) is dedicated to learning science and digital practices in education. It aims at training creative and talented students to become the future change makers of education. We believe that in parallel with the digital and environmental transitions, there is a “learning transition” which transform our ways to learn, teach, conduct research but also the way we work, manage and collaborate.

In the first year, you access a panorama of courses and visions that define the learning science of the 21st century. The second year is designed to emphasize scientific reasoning, critical analysis and project development. During these 2 years, you will spend several months in internships, which will give you the opportunity to taste different professional environments and to enrich your learning experience and expertise.

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Digital Sciences

Artificial Intelligence for science and society |

The Digital track aims at studying the frontiers of computer science and how it revolutions sciences and societies. As the two other tracks it will be a highly interdisciplinary program, gathering students from all over the world and with various backgrounds and expertises. The courses will focus on machine learning, artificial intelligence and augmented reality as breakthroughs for science and society. Students will have the opportunity to follow courses from the two other tracks to explore how digital sciences can impact life and learning sciences.

The new Digital Track will open as a prototype in september 2018 with a few courses integrated to the life and learning sciences tracks. Do not hesitate to contact us to get more information.

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Our Students

We promote diversity and gender equality. We’re proud to count a large alumni network with more than 500 students and 20 nationalities. We count many successfull researchers and entrepreneurs as our alumni.

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We are looking for bright, curious, autonomous students from all training backgrounds with a research and scientific focus. You can apply to the first year (Master 1) if you have a bachelor degree (or equivalent) and to the second year (Master 2) if you have at least a first year master degree (or equivalent). Do not hesitate to contact us.

  • For students interested in synthetic biology and quantitative life sciences
  • Online application : February 1st - May 31
  • Interviews (in Paris or online): mid June
  • Admission results : Early July
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  • For students interested in data driven education and learning sciences
  • Online application : February 1st - May 18th
  • Interviews (in Paris or online) : June 6th and 7th
  • Admission results : mid-June
  • For students interested in machine learning and artificial intelligence. This new track will open in September 2018 with a very small group of students. If you are interested, please leave your email in the application form (see above) and we will contact you back.
  • Online application : February 1st - May 31th
  • Interviews (in Paris or online) : mid June
  • Admission results : early July