The MSc Aquaculture calls upon the UGent and European aquaculture expertise to educate and train students and scholars from European and third countries in order to stimulate transfer of knowledge to and from Europe, nurturing in this way a sustainable development of aquaculture in these countries. We offer a long-standing worldwide reputation in the field of education and training in aquaculture.
possesses a broad knowledge at an advanced level in a number of basic disciplines (biology, ecology, pathology, genetics, zootechnology, nutrition, management, economics and statistics) relevant to aquaculture;
understands the processes ongoing in different forms and systems of aquatic production;
has acquired a broad knowledge on the production of aquatic organisms;
has acquired practical experience in production of aquatic organisms and their live feeds;
understands the ethical issues of animal production and experimentation;
has acquired a scientific approach to formulate and test hypotheses to design research protocols, and to collect and analyze data;
can identify and analyze the interactions between aquatic biological production systems and their environmental context, and can implement potential mitigating interventions;
can identify and analyze the interactions between aquatic biological production systems and their socio-economic context, and is familiar with the practicalities and organization of commercial ventures;
can design and implement strategies for future development in aquaculture;
is able to interact with peers, with various stakeholders in the aquaculture sector, and with a general public concerning personal research, thoughts, ideas, and research proposals, both written and orally.