Aquaculture International

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 787–803 | Cite as

Student mobility measures in the aquatic sciences: the development of the AQUA-TNET Education Gate

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Abstract

The paper presents the student mobility activities undertaken by the EU Thematic Network AQUA-TNET over the last 18 years. Early work on listing and describing European aquaculture courses, and clear identification of obstacles to mobility in the aquaculture domain provided a sound basis for its mobility group’s activities in developing and achieving its aims. These consisted of the construction and maintenance of a Web portal using Google maps combined with up-to-date information on all universities in the network, carrying out a survey into and report on best practice in mobility and providing a detailed mobility guide for students. Statistical results from the expanded AQUA-TNET Education Gate portal give a good indication of the usefulness and success of the group’s mobility activities.

Keywords

AQUA-TNET Education Gate AQUA-TNET Student Exchange Guide ERASMUS Student Charter Mobility Student exchanges Traineeships 

Abbreviations

AQUAEXCEL

Aquaculture Infrastructures for Excellence in European Fish Research

ECTS

European Credit Transfer System

EHEA

European Higher Education Area

EQF

European Qualifications Framework

EUA

European University Association

FP 7

7th Framework Research Programme

HE

Higher Education

JSP

Joint Study Programme

NOVA

Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network

VET

Vocational Education and Training

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and ImmunologyUniversity of Autonoma de BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  2. 2.AQUALEX Multimedia Consortium LtdDublinIreland

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