Explore the French universities that co-grant the Master’s degree in Medical biotechnology - Plant biotechnology - Pharmacology with USTH


USTH’s Department of Life Sciences offers the Master’s degree in Medical biotechnology - Plant biotechnology - Pharmacology, which is one of the fields that receive the most attention from USTH’s students. The department’s training programs and research projects from undergraduate to doctoral courses are established by the support of the French partners, which include prestigious universities and research institutes. These partners are the places where many USTH’s students choose to take internships and do research projects, also co-grant the Master’s degree in Medical biotechnology - Plant biotechnology - Pharmacology with USTH.

1. Aix-Marseille University

Located in Provence, southern France,  Aix-Marseille University (AMU) was established by the merger of three universities: Provence Aix- Marseille I University, Méditerranée Aix-Marseille II University and Paul Cézanne Aix- Marseille III University.
 
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A corner of AMU.

The academic fields, which are researched in France, are taught at AMU including Arts, Literature, Languages and Humanities, Law and Political Science, Economics and Management, Science and Technology, Earth Science and Astronomy, etc.

AMU has 130 research institutions, of which 13 are affiliated with prestigious research institutions such as the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Institute of Research and Development (IRD), French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).
 
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One of the lecture halls at AMU.

The current number of students studying at AMU is 74,000 USD including 15% of international students. The university is recognized as one of the top universities in France at excellent standards by the French Academic Advisory Council in 2006 and in the top universities in France.
 
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AMU's students are studying at the university's library.

USTH’s Department of Life Sciences cooperates with the research group of AFMB Laboratory, which is AMU’s laboratory in the field of biomedicine to do research on the interaction between the host and the pathogen. This is one of the three areas of training and research (biomedicine, plant biotechnology and pharmacology) of the Department of Life Sciences. The AFMB Laboratory is responsible for the research on the structure and function of biomolecules including 7 research groups that are affiliated with CNRS and INRA.

2. Lyon 1 University

Lyon 1 University, also known as Claude Bernard University, was established in 1971 and officially became a branch of the University of Lyon.

Lyon 1 University specializes in training in science and health. The university’s department of science and technology offers 17 fields of expertise for future technical managers. With 2,900 lecturers and researchers, every year the university receives nearly 45,000 students including the international ones. The university was ranked 5th in the rankings of universities in France and 87th out of 100 most innovative universities in the world (according to the rankings of Reuters in 2017).
 
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Lyon -1 University's campus.

USTH’s Department of Life Sciences cooperates with Efflux research group in the field of multi-resistance and bacterial environment at URM Ecologie Microbienne Laboratory of Lyon 1 University. This unit specializes in ecology and microbiology, consisting of 8 research groups with the participation of experts from leading research institutions in France such as CNRS, INRA, Institute of Biological and Environmental Research.
 
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Students are doing experiments in the laboratory of Lyon 1 University.

3. Montpellier University

Montpellier University has the longest history in the system of universities in France. Montpellier University was formerly founded in 1289, but today’s modern Montpellier University was established in 1969. The main campus of the university is located in Montpellier city, France.
 
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Montpellier University's campus.

Ranked in the top 10 best universities in France, Montpellier University has welcomed nearly 47.000 students with 77 facilities for research and training in 7 fields of science including Mathematics, Information Technology, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth and Environment Science, Materials, Mechanics and Construction.

USTHs Department of Life Sciences establishes partnerships with research units at Montpellier University to do research projects on the field of plants and pharmacology. Among them, the Department of Life Science receives support from URM MIVEGEC research group to implement the International Joint Lab on “Drug Resistance in South Asia” which focuses on research areas of the mechanisms of drug resistance emergence and its transmission at different spatial and temporal scales.
 
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The library of Montpellier University

Within the project’s framework of the International Joint Lab on “Functional Genomics and Biotechnology for Plants and associated Microorganisms” - LMI RICE 2, the Department of Life Sciences corporates with two research units, which are DIADE and IPME. DIADE researches on the diversity, adaptation and development of the plant, while IMPE studies the interactions between microorganisms and plants, taking into account environmental factors and initial approach to the plants’ resistance to biological and abiotic agents.

4. University of Nice

Based in the city of Nice, southern France, the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) is a multidisciplinary university training in natural science, social science, medicine and sport science.
 
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University of Nice's campus

With 47 joint laboratories with large research institutions ((CNRS, INSERM, INRIA, INRA, CRD, OCA), USN is an intensive research university ranked among the top 3% of the leading universities in the world. UNS has signed more than 500 international agreements with organizations on every continent. Currently, the number of UNS’s students is 27.000, of which the number of international students accounts for 30%.
 
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Students are relaxing on the campus of the University of Nice.

As a member of the Consortium of French universities and research institutes for the development of USTH (USTH Consortium), UNS supports USTH’s Department of Life Sciences in training and research, including developing training programs, sending lecturers to teach at USTH, supporting USTH’s students to have internship opportunities in France.
 
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Students are playing sport at the University of Nice.