The Erasmus Mundus master in Health Management in Aquaculture responds to the demand for qualified experts in aquaculture health and its management through the controlled, sustainable production of aquatic (alimentary) organisms, with applications in health and flavour enhancement.
Aquaculture is the controlled production of aquatic organisms (for food). For decades, the aquaculture sector has been the fastest growing food production system globally and it is the only option to reduce pressure on wild species.
However, the ever-continuing intensification in aquaculture systems and a larger production scale has inevitably resulted in increasing occurrence of viral, bacterial or stress-related disease outbreaks. This calls for innovative solutions to be developed and implemented by appropriately trained experts. To meet the need for expert training in aquaculture health management, the AquaH consortium combines the expertise of the four European centres of excellence in the field: the University of Gent (Belgium), the University of Wageningen (Netherlands), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of Barcelona (Spain).
The Erasmus Mundus master in Health Management in Aquaculture is intended for students with a general background in life sciences, health or agricultural engineering and specific training in the biology, ecology and physiology of aquatic organisms or systems of aquaculture production (technology and installations).