International Master of Science in Health Management in Aquaculture (AquaH)

AquaHAquaH is a 2 year Master of Science programme (120 ECTS credits) leading towards the joint diploma 'International Master of Science in Health Management in Aquaculture'. The programme is supported by the European Union ERASMUS Mundus programme. 

Consortium partners

In order to respond to the need for an expert training in aquaculture health management, the AquaH consortium combines the expertise of the 4 European excellency centers in the field:

  • Ghent University (UGent – coordinator)
  • the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Wageningen University (WU)
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Universitat de Barcelona (UB).

Several associate and industry partners are committed to contribute in the programme with, for instance, guest lectures and internship opportunities:

Associate partners

  1. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu 
  2. Kasetsart University, Thailand
  3. Can Tho University, Vietnam
  4. WorldFish, Malaysia
  5. The Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway

Industry partners

  1. INVE Aquaculture, Belgium
  2. Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Netherlands/UK
  3. SINTEF Ocean, Norway
  4. Norwegian Seafood Association, Norway
  5. Aquatech National Centre of expertise, Norway
  6. ACUIPLUS, Spain
  7. Hendrix Genetix, Netherlands

Concept of the programme

The programme aims at training experts able to understand and control the interaction between aquaculture species and their environment, in order to produce robust and healthy animals with attention for epidemiologic, environmental and welfare regulations.

AquaH Common research agenda

The programme offers 3 distinct learning lines, each addressing aquaculture health issues on a different level:

  1. @ NTNU: relationship between the ecosystem and health.
  2. @ WU: preventing disease and maintaining adequate health, whilst minimising the impact on the environment.
  3. @ UAB/UB: the relationship between animal physiology and health

The programme offers: a) a comprehensive training in aquaculture health management; b) in-depth theoretical and hands-on training in the latest techniques; c) training in problem-solving and development of innovative solutions.

Mobility scheme

AquaH Mobility scheme

Admission & Application

The programme will be launched in the academic year 2021-2022. Application is open