International programmes within the MSc Animal Sciences

The master Animal Sciences is a very internationally oriented programme. There are many different nationalities within the student population as well as within the employee population. The master programme of Animal Sciences offers several international study programmes, in which students and universities from different countries are involved.

Educational collaboration

Through research, there is much collaboration between Wageningen University & Research and research institutes all over the world. These collaborations are extended to education. Together with outstanding universities, we offer several international study programmes where students from different countries take part in the same programme. You follow courses and/or can do your thesis/internship at Europe’s top universities in specific topics. In this way you become an expert in one of the animal sciences fields and have the opportunity gain experience with different international (educational and scientific) cultures. Several of the programmes allow you to graduate at two universities, and thus obtain a double MSc degree.

Current international MSc programmes are:

European Master in Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding

"Twice the food production at half the ecological footprint” by 2050 is a target requiring highly skilled academics at feed companies, governmental departments and educational institutions. This joint MSc course on Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding (EM-SANF) will decrease the shortage of academics in this field by educating students from around the world in a state of the art, 2-years Master course in the feeding and nutrition of food producing animals with a multidisciplinary approach towards productivity, animal health and welfare and environmental aspects. It brings together four European Higher Education Institutes with additional support of industrial and institutional partners worldwide. For more information visit the website (www.emsanf.eu) or contact the EM-SANF office (emsanf@wur.nl).

European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics

The European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics offers high quality training, both in terms of scientific knowledge as well as didactic skills, provided by five excellent university groups within the EU. This programme is a response to the need of highly qualified graduates in the internationally operating area of farm animal breeding and genetics. If you are well motivated and interested in animal breeding, statistical genetics and genomics this is the right programme for you. For specific questions please take a look at the master programme or contact Dieuwertje Lont (dieuwertje.lont@wur.nl).

European Master in Animal Management

The European Master in Animal Management (EURAMA) is a joint initiative of four European universities and combines animal sciences, policies, economics and agri-business. EURAMA is set up because animal husbandry and livestock development are more and more constrained by technical factors (food supply, animal health, level of management, genetic profile) and infrastructural and socio-economic factors (trade, labour, entrepreneurship) outside countries borders. Students focus on chain management, food quality and food safety in an European setting. Graduates are trained to tackle multi-disciplinary problems related to sustainable livestock management in an international setting. For more information contact René Kwakkel (rene.kwakkel@wur.nl).

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