Aquaculture International

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 715–726 | Cite as

AQUA-TNET: an overview of the development of European Master programmes in the aquaculture sector

  • Odd-Ivar Lekang
  • Michael Moulton
  • Margaret Eleftheriou
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Abstract

The paper presents the activities and developments in Master level education over the last 18 years in European aquaculture specifically with regard to the ERASMUS Thematic network AQUA-TNET and its partners. The Master group’s progress is described alongside its response to the ever-evolving challenges posed by the Bologna reforms. The differences and variations in the way that Master degrees were conducted throughout Europe are clearly documented, a situation that led to substantial changes in Master degrees within a relatively short time period. The dedication of the AQUA-TNET network enabled its partners to meet European challenges within aquaculture education through its cooperative activities.

Keywords

AQUACASE Common curricular entry point for aquaculture courses European Master degrees Mutual accreditation Recognition of short courses Virtual mobility 

Abbreviations

ECTS

European credit transfer system

EUA

European Universities Association

FORCE

Continuing vocation training programme

IRDAC

Industrial Research and Development Advisory Committee

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Odd-Ivar Lekang
    • 1
  • Michael Moulton
    • 1
  • Margaret Eleftheriou
    • 2
  1. 1.Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)ÅsNorway
  2. 2.AQUALEX Multimedia ConsortiumDublinIreland

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