International Master of Science in Health Mangement in Aquaculture

Project Details


Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal food sector worldwide and since 2014 its contribution to supply food for human consumption has exceeded wild-caught fish. A flat-lining capture fishery means aquaculture production must effectively double by 2050 in order to satisfy demand.
Driven by the advancing specialisation in the sector, recruitment of students for generalist aquaculture training is stagnating whilst at the same time there is an increased demand for highly specialised staff. Whilst there is a wide diversity in Europe and beyond of excellent study programmes on aquaculture, there is virtually none that covers health management issues in a comprehensive way. On the other hand, European research is at the forefront of innovative approaches on aquaculture disease prevention and control.
The programme will train international students in understanding and controlling the interaction between aquaculture species and their environment, in order to produce robust and healthy animals.
Effective start/end date1/09/2030/09/26

Collaborative partners

  • Ghent University (Universiteit Gent) (lead)
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • University of Wageningen
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • University of Malaysia, Terengganu
  • Kasetsart University
  • Can Tho University
  • International Center for Living Aquatic Resources
  • Norwegian Veterinary Institute
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)


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