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Information for the student – Erasmus Mundus Master in Science in Health Management in Aquaculture


Industrial_water_treatment - Erasmus Mundus in Health Management in Aquaculture (AquaH) - Faculty of Biology - University of Barcelona

Aquaculture, the controlled production of aquatic (food) organisms, plays a crucial role in helping to meet the growing need for healthy, tasty, sustainably produced food. For decades, the aquaculture sector has been the fastest growing food production system globally and it is the only option to reduce pressure on wild fisheries.
However, the ever-continuing intensification in aquaculture systems and a larger production scale has inevitably resulted in increasing occurrence of viral, bacterial or stress-related disease outbreaks. This calls for innovative solutions to be developed and implemented by appropriately trained experts. To meet the need for expert training in aquaculture health management, the AquaH consortium combines the expertise of the four European centres of excellence in the field: the University of Gent (Belgium), the University of Wageningen (Netherlands), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of Barcelona (Spain).

Basic information

Main universityUniversiteit Gent
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universiteit Gent
  • Wageningen University
  • Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet
Mode of deliveryPresencial
Bridging coursesNo
  • Pathway in Disease Prevention Management and Health
  • Pathway in Ecosystems and Health
  • Pathway in Physiology and Health
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Biology
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