The University of Angers (UA) is a comprehensive public university with 1000 permanent faculties, 18 500 students. 20% of its doctoral students are in Biology and Health.
Local PhD training is achieved through strong research teams, totalling 240 staff belonging to the Research Institute in Cell Interactions and Therapeutic Applications and the Regional doctoral school in Biology and Health of Nantes and Angers. Nanomedicine is a flagship programme of the UA with an internationally recognised research team.The UA has hosted several conferences in nanomedicine, and possesses the necessary facilities, such as the University-Hospital Common Animal Experimentation Centre, to develop nanomedicine devices. It’s a founding member of the Regional Pole of Research and Higher Education (PRES) of the Pays de la Loire for whom research in health is a major priority.

The University of Angers (UA) and the University of Nantes (UN) and their common Doctoral school in Biology and Health (Director Pr. C.Tellier, UN, Co-Director Pr. F. Boury, UA), innovates across all disciplines linked to nanomedicine design (Pr. J.P. Benoit) use of radiopharmaceuticals (Dr. J. Barbet, Director of Aronax) and their application in therapy (Pr. O. Couturier and Pr. P. Menei) and tissue engineering (Pr. P. Weiss) (in tight collaboration with hospitals where clinical trials on nanomedical devices have been conducted).

Role in the NanoFar consortium
The UA will be the coordinating institution of the NanoFar programme.
The 20 years experience of the International Office in managing European and international programmes, including Tempus and Leonardo, and the international activity of the School of Pharmacy (numerous Erasmus and other exchanges, member of a Health and Biomedical research consortium) ensure its achievement and specific staff will be hired to in this way.

The International Office has a specific service for incoming students and the Central Research Division provides support for international programmes through the European Unit and the doctoral training centre. All of the EMJD partner institutions are already partners with Angers Health Science researchers. The UA will host kick-off meetings and doctoral training schools, as well as organisational meetings for administrators of the programme. It will take in charge the internal and external communication of the consortium.

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