Regarding knowledge transfer and education, the IHU HealthAge will become a teaching and reference center for healthy longevity in several ways.

  1. It already established a national and international teaching center for ICOPE, including health-care professionals but also the empowerment of the individual to self-monitor the six ICOPE functions. As W.H.O collaboraitve center for frailty, clinical research & gerosciense and geriatric training we are developing large educational program in cluding emerging countries were aging will growth even faster.
  2. The CARe “Cancer, Aging and Rejuvenation” program (Master-PhD), an international teaching and research center in Toulouse in the fields of cancer and aging (Manager: Philippe Valet)-

CARE draws on the excellence of LabEx TOUCAN, Gérontopole (WHO reference geriatric center) and IUCT (Institut Universitaire du Cancer), as well as a network of international academic and industrial partnerships. The aim is to offer innovative teaching in the fields of cancer, aging and bioengineering in Toulouse. This original program, working closely with Toulouse’s research centers, aims to stimulate scientific innovation, from fundamental concepts to industrial and medical applications. Thanks to public-private partnerships, CARE offers a unique range of educational programs, from masters to doctorate, involving all academic, industrial and socio-economic players. Strong interaction with foreign universities involved in CARE promotes the flow of incoming and outgoing students by financing their mobility and establishing future competitive networks.

  1. Since January 2024, a Geroscience Master program has been initiated for the IHU HealthAge between basic science and clinical science leadership, and enrolled first PhD students (Managers: Sophie Guyonnet, Cédric Dray).
  2. By June 2024, the IHU HealthAge Healthy Longevity Clinic will start seeing patients, and will serve as a University-based reference and training center for healthy longevity clinics.

The IHU HealthAge will also benefit from the expertise of the Institute on Aging. Its main activities are related with data analysis, articles’ publication, redaction of grant proposals, and research training (>100 people (eg, physicians, post-docs), from 21 countries, trained in the past 10 years): about 10 full-time researchers currently.