The Conference of Deans of French Schools of Engineering Becomes Associate Member of Aviesan




François Cansell, President of the Conference of Deans of French Schools of Engineering (CDEFI), and Yves Lévy, Chairman and CEO of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and President of the French National Alliance for Life Sciences and Health (Aviesan), signed an agreement to establish CDEFI as an associate member of Aviesan on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

This was an occasion to highlight the fact that 20% of all engineering students currently work in fields associated with the health and life sciences and that 40 engineering schools have already expressed a keen interest in participating in the Alliance's work.

Furthermore, this association is a strong symbol that emphasizes the importance of transdisciplinarity, should it still be necessary to do so. This is illustrated by the emergence of many new technological challenges that are driven by healthcare and the life sciences such as Big Data management, data security, eHealth, imaging on various levels, etc. The transfer of biomedical innovations to industry is also a key challenge.

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