Partner universities

The full partners and associate partners of the SpaceMed consortium have a long history of collaborations in the field human physiology in space and extreme environments. The SpaceMed project builds on and strengthens these research activities.

Université de Caen Normandie

Caen, France

With 33,000 students, the University of Caen Normandy, founded in 1432, is the oldest and largest in Normandy. This multi-disciplinary university is made up of 12 faculties and institutes located mainly in the Caen area, but also in Lisieux, Vire, Alençon, St-Lô and Cherbourg. The research carried out by its forty or so laboratories and research centres is also multidisciplinary, but is particularly renowned in the biomedical sciences. In particular, the COMETE laboratory (, the main player in SpaceMed in Caen, is very active in the field of Space Physiology research.

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Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. All of our clinical care, research and teaching is delivered by physicians and researchers of the highest international standard. Charité proudly lays claim to more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich. Charité is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching and training. It is the joint medical faculty of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Charité extends over four campuses, and has over 100 different Departments and Institutes, which make up a total of 17 different CharitéCenters. Having marked its 300-year anniversary in 2010, Charité is now one of the largest employers in Berlin.

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Mednarodna podiplomska šola Jožefa Stefana

Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School (IPS) was established in 2004 as an independent higher education institution. Its study programmes were approved by the Slovenian National Council for Higher Education. The initiative for the establishment of IPS came from the Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI). It was strongly supported by industry (GorenjeKolektorSalonit) and an international network of cooperating universities and research institutes from the European Union, USA, Japan, and many other countries. The Jožef Stefan Institute provides the central research and educational basis, whereas other partners, such as invited research institutes, industrial and other enterprises also contribute their knowledge and innovation capacities for solving developmental problems.

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