Dear students,

Making plans for the months to come may seem impossible, even pointless, in view of the pandemic hitting our world. But, judging from the number of applications, e-mails and questions we receive from you every day, you don’t give up! And neither do we!

We share the same uncertainties, we face the same unknowns, however, we are planning ahead for the next academic year and we are trying to re-invent a Master’s degree that will be welcoming and relevant with your projects and your eagerness to learn and evolve, whatever the conditions are in September.

So, we are working on several scenarios:

  • a blended master’s degree, flexible and adaptative to various personal situations;
  • a distance master's degree during the first semester (for international students, or for all students);
  • a distance master's degree throughout all next academic year;
  • in any case, a master's degree that would engage the students in international research projects on the pandemic and on all its consequences, by relying on CRI's network of innovation communities around the world.

We would be grateful if you could share with us your thoughts and ideas on this project; feel also free to write to us about your uncertainties and personal situation with regard to your application to the master, we will answer to every one of you!

  • Applications for year 2020-2021 are now closed
An interdisciplinary program

A strong focus on research-based and interdisciplinary projects

The Master AIRE - Interdisciplinary Approaches in Research and Education - targets future researchers and entrepreneurs in Life Sciences, Learning Sciences and Digital Sciences. Its curriculum offers cutting-edge courses and a learning-by-doing training based on several internships in labs, startups or companies.

This interdisciplinary master offers teaching in life sciences, learning sciences and digital sciences to students who want scientific training to develop innovative and useful projects in an international community of high-level researchers. It is particularly aimed at students who already have a solid background and feel capable of developing their own projects.

The program is built on open-science approaches, interdisciplinarity, collaborative projects and a challenge-based pedagogy, supported by famous researchers, teachers, and mentors.

All tracks deliver a high-level training in critical thinking, design, communication and soft skills to help students build their research and career trajectories. The Master is designed to adjust the student’s needs for building their desired portfolio.

Our program offers an option "entrepreneurship," linked with the "Health" environment of the CRI. It concerns experimented candidates (physicians, pharmacists, managers or scientific students) interested in the hospital transformation, who may or may not have a personal project to create a company and to address the current needs in the hospital. If you are interested in this option, please fill the form "Bioentrepreneurship", and write your application accordingly.

  • ~100 students each year
  • Tackle our world's greatest challenges
  • Engage in collaborative projects in the student clubs and labs of the CRI.
Our campus

The AIRE Master is hosted at CRI.

CRI campus is located in the heart of the Marais district in Paris. Students studying at CRI profit from a vibrating ecosystem rich in seminars, research groups, global initiatives about research and education, club activities, and 150 square meters of students' lab space.

CRI, a crossroads of inspiring people and projects, hosts interdisciplinary research groups whose focus lies on the broad theme of Open Science.

The Institute hosts several Citizen Science initiatives and weekly seminars and events, with the scope of promoting quality research and sustainable development in science, education and the digital revolution.

Studying at CRI

CRI’s perspective is to train by Research, Involving, and Action

There are 20 nationalities in the CRI. Courses are in English. Social life is multilingual and multicultural.

At the CRI, there are as many cultures and backgrounds as there are reasons to learn and practice IT. In the training various profiles are cohabitants:

  • Many students in Learning, Life and Computer Sciences courses, at the end of Bachelor or Master.
  • Biologists, doctors, educators, psychologists, lawyers who accompany or anticipate the change of their activity.
  • Engineers, researchers, designers, innovators who exploit research fields through experimentation and want to get their hands on the technical paste.

Master AIRE is part of EURIP Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Research

Our pedagogy

Project-based learning

Students are coming to the AIRE Master with their own project, or at least with an intention. During their training, students will have the opportunity to develop projects directly during the classes. Collaborative working is at the heart of the pedagogy in every course: the richness of your different backgrounds helps to create multifaceted, well-rounded projects where everyone contributes and everyone learns something new. It also helps you put in a real-life context the object of your studies. If it’s relevant for both the students and the teachers.

Active pedagogies

Teachers are not the only ones to be active during a session: students are also expected to contribute actively. They give feedback to the teacher and vice-versa. The output is formalized and there is a reflexive debrief step at the end of the session. All courses are structured slightly differently, but in all of them, the students’ contribution is fundamental, and object of evaluation.

Peer-to-peer learning

Students are coming from many different backgrounds. This diversity is one of the most enriching features for the Master. At the beginning of the year, students will need the skills and ideas from each other to catch up on some of the courses. This is how you will learn the most: sharing your knowledge and “teaching” to your colleagues. This is very important in the dynamic of the Master.

Curriculums information

Choose your curriculum and build your future