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

  • Lluis Tort
  • Margaret EleftheriouEmail author


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.


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



Aquaculture Infrastructures for Excellence in European Fish Research


European Credit Transfer System


European Higher Education Area


European Qualifications Framework


European University Association

FP 7

7th Framework Research Programme


Higher Education


Joint Study Programme


Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network


Vocational Education and Training



The authors would like to thank the members of the AQUA-TNET Mobility core group for their work which enabled the AQUA-TNET Education Gate to be set up, developed and enriched, in particular Ertug Duzgunes, Katalin Szentes, Concetta Messina and Stavros Chatzifotis, and also AnnaMaria Rekecki, Gonçalo Santos, Türker Bodur, Chris Blake, Nazli Kasapoglu, Maren Ortiz, David Basset, Rob Van de Ven and Sonya Uzunova.


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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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