David McGill from Australia applied for the European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics and studies at Wageningen University (WU) from 2011-2012.
"When I was searching the internet for places I would like to study, the EM-ABG course really caught my attention due to it's strong international connections. The link between the genetic research groups of 6 European Universities is a great asset to the course as it provides a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as a diverse array of opportunities for the future.
Another interesting aspect that drew me to this course was the link to research outside Europe, especially in developing countries. Many of the academic staff involved in this program has carried out research in places like Africa and Asia. I find this really interesting as not only do the scientists get to carry out research in their field of choice, but they are also given the opportunity to have a real impact on the lives of the people in those places.
I hope that this program will provide me with a sound basis of knowledge regarding genetic improvement in livestock as well as professional links I can use in my career to have research opportunities throughout the world."