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The call for candidates is now open for the master ACT cohort 2018-2020, round 2. It will be closed on May 26, 2018, midnight GMT. The results will then be published on the website on June 6, 2018, 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!

We wish you a fruitful application!

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More details on the Master ACT website.


Master ACT  Agriculture, Climate change, Transitions has selected its second group of students for the years 2017-2019.  19 candidates have applied . 8 candidates have been selected.

Download the results   here.

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.

We look forward meeting you in Vienna!


The deadline to submit application for Master ACT, round 1,  has been extended until January 21, at midnight GMT.

The results of the selection will be published on january 31 on this website.


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!



The application deadline has been extend by three more days. It will be closed  on March 2, midnight GMT.


Results will still be published on March 15.


The second round of applications was launched on March 8, and it will be closed on May 28. Results of this second round will be published on June 13, 2016.





Message for potential candidates:

In one of our earlier “news” we had promised our call for candidates for December 18.

We have to aplogize to candidates that we are late. We still have to finetune the programme to avoid any misunderstanding when you apply.

Hopefully in the next days we can open, if not you shall have to wait till the early january. In all cases you are our Christmas gift : do not worry, we shall take you at the moment you come!

We wish to all of you our best greetings. 2015 has been the year of important progresses on the CC forefront. 2016 will be the one for putting all this into practice


Master ACT was  presented on December 2 and 4 to an audience of 50 youth innovators from all across the world who joined at Global Landscape Forum in Paris to solve 5 “landscape challenges” in parallel to the COP21.


Master ACT sponsored this meeting in order to critically discuss with Young Professionals from all over the world the job profiles we identified, the competences liked to these profiles and the curriculum we offer at the various tracks. Eva Torremocha from Seville, Sebastien Bainville from Montpellier SupAgro joined the coordinator Didier Pillot to engage debates with the youth.

Participants came with a number of recommendations that will soon be posted on this website, and the coordinator commited to respond to each of them. Some have already led to innovations in the programme proposed.

Participants also decided that representatives from the Youth will continue to be associated to the Master ACT’s Advisory Board in the future.