Please take good note this list has been corrected on June 15 (only about the training tracks for which the candidates are admitted). Apologies for this!
We warmly congratulate the selected students . Selected students should contact the secretariat for further registration. The orientation week of the course will start on August 21, in Vienna, Austria untill September 1. The OW is compulsory for all students wherever they start their M1 (at Montpellier, Seville or Galway).
Applications for 2016-2018 are still open untill July 10, 2017, for EU students only who will not require Shengen visa to arrive in EU.
Master ACT Agriculture, Climate change, Transitions has selected its first group of students 2017-2019. 6 candidates have been selected. The second round will be open on March 15 and will be closed on June 2 , 2017 .
The call for candidates is now open for the master ACT cohort 2017-2019, round 1. It will be closed on January 4, 2017, midnight GMT. The results will then be published on the website on January 19 at the latest.
Candidates have to fill their application in an online database. Number of information will be required , plus the uploading of attachments. We also ask two referees to upload a recommendation letter for you. This can take time: do not get stuck at the last moment!
You can start filling the application, save it and come back after several days. At the end of the process you have to submit. Within one week after the submission we shall send you an email to acknowledge your application has been validated, i.e all documents are there for the selection. If something is missing or inadequate, we shall write you. But to beneficiate from this service, you need to have submitted at least 10 days before the closure!
Since last Sunday, students and staff have arrived in Boku, Vienna, for the 1st master ACT summer school.
The first batch of students are present, and they are coming from different countries to follow the M1.
The first general presentation was made by Didier PILLOT, coordinator of the master, followed by other ACT staff : Salvatore CONSENTINO (Catania), Peter MCKEOWN (Galway) and Sébastien BAINVILLE (Montpellier) for different presentations of the research programmes addressing climate change and agriculture at their universities. The respective programmes of these M1 and M2 have also been shared and actively discussed with the students. The programme in Sevilla is to be presented today.
Thanks to Lisa Kargl, from the international department of Boku University, team building exercises were organised in a park close to the University. We now know each other much better, a good point for building our international network on the topic!
Master ACT welcomes the signature of the Paris agreements on climate change.
The commitments for the Green Fund and for the developing countries are important. We, at Master ACT, are sure this will generate important needs for qualified human resources. Design, extend and evaluate projects, programmes and policies on climate change adaptation and mitigation are challenging tasks ahead of us.
Agriculture will also have to take its share of the efforts. Research, extension, capacity building are needed from now!
The representatives of master ACT present at COP21 had the chance of active discussions with non academic stakeholders from the civil society and economic world, key stakeholders for meeting the commitments brought forward by the 105 countries participants.
Eva Torremocha from Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sébastien Bainville from Montpellier SupAgro and Didier Pillot debate with the public of COP21 on the role of education in addressing the challenges of adaptation and mitigation.