Moroccan graduate students join the III University Master in Marine Aquaculture of the ULPGC, as part of the actions of Aquatrans Project

November 2012

As part of the planned actions of AquaTrans Project three Moroccan graduate students have the opportunity to take the present edition of the University Master in Marine Aquaculture.

The Master programme is jointly organized by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), the Canary Institute of Marine Science (ICCM) of the Government of the Canary Islands, and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), through the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ). The programme taught by highly skilled teachers of their host institutions and by guest professors of reknown prestige belonging to research institutions and teaching, to administration and private entities in several countries.

The agenda of the International Master in Aquaculture has two parts. The first (60 ECTS) provides an intense basic training in all fields of aquaculture through theoretical and practical classes in the first year of the programme to take place from 15th October 2012 to 30th June 2013. The second part (60 ECTS) will allow specialization in any of these areas through the implementation of a research project and the Master’s thesis in any of the institutions or collaborating companies belonging to the supervisor. This training period is an introduction to applied research in aquaculture to be completed before May 2014, for subsequent public defence.

The three recipients of the scholarships to attend these studies in the Canary Islands were selected following a procedure in which suitability of candidates was assessed according to specific criteria. Thus, it was verified among other issues that they were holders of a university degree on studies and their high knowledge of Spanish language (official language of the Master).

AQUATRANS is a cross border cooperation project financed by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) resources articulated through POCTEFEX Program (Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Spain-External Borders).