The AquaH programme was created in 2019 by a consortium partnership between 4 leading European academic institutes that wanted to answer the challenge of educating and training the next generation of health managers within the field of aquaculture. Identifying a real shortfall of health management both in research and the private sector, the programme developers realised there was a large need to provide innovative expertise to the field to answer the growing challenge of global food demands and overfishing.
The final programme structure was awarded the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) due to the consortium’s strong internationalisation and corresponding student and staff mobility.
An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) is a prestigious, integrated study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions (HEIs) and, where relevant, other partners with specific expertise and interest in the studies covered.
EMJMDs aim to:
Each partner’s long standing expertise and strong reputation in aquaculture research created the ideal programme to advance the field of Aquaculture Health Management, which accordingly afforded the programme the prestigious Erasmus Mundus award. As part of the award, students who wish to study on the programme can apply for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship.