Six of the most important European Universities convened into the ACT consortium to offer the Master of Science Agriculture, Climate change, Transitions:
- National University of Ireland, Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence in the fields of social and biological science in relation with public policies and law; it started to offer in September 2016 a professional MSc in Food security and Climate Change, the master CCAFS. NUI Galway now takes over the academic responsibilities in Maser ACT which were previously held by the Copenhagen University to offer the master ACT M1 in English.
- Università degli Studi di Catania, in Sicilia, Italy, with a high experience in the design of agricultural and animal rearing systems that combine technical efficiency, economic and social relevance and environmental sustainability. University of Catania offers an M2 specialisation for master ACT.
- Boku Vienna* Austria (Universität für Bodenkultur), with its a Centre for Development Research and its Institute for Meteorology develops a double competence in two strategic domains for the MSc.. Boku is the organiser of the ACT Summer Courses and offers a specialisation in the Master ACT M2.
- Universidad Pablo de Olavide and Universitad de Sevilla, both located in Sevilla, pain, have extensive experience of agroecological development, especially in adverse conditions of Andalusia in Spain and in Latin America. they have joined hands to offer jointly an M1 in Spanish for master ACT.
- Montpellier SupAgro, the specialised training institution in France for agricultural systems in the Mediterranean, the tropics and the subtropics. Montpellier SupAgro offers both an M1 in french language and also a specialisation in the M2. It currently coordinates the master ACT consortium and hosts the joint secretariat of the MSc.
The University of California – Davis (USA) , more especially its Master in International Agricultural Development, is associated to the research component of the training. Master thesis can be undertaken by pairs of students from the master ACT and from the Master IAD.
The six European universities are those who directly deliver the courses at Master ACT and award credits for the Master’s Joint Degree. This said, this master course would not exist without the close collaboration of a number of Associated Partners all over the world, with whom we cooperate on course building, exchange informations and results or undertake joint research.
Students at Master ACT are most generally involved with the Associated partners when they undertake their master thesis research on the field.
See our major cooperation partners in Africa, Latin America, or Asia there.
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