The Summer school Animal Breeding and Genetics (4 ects, 2 weeks in August) is a Summer school on sustainable breeding and focusing on developing countries. It is a part of the EMABG programme, but is also open to any student who would like to become more internationally experienced. More information is available at the section about the EMABG Summer school.
The EMABG MSc course is open for motivated students with a background (minimal BSc level) in Animal Sciences, Biology or related fields, who like to specialise in the field of Animal Breeding and Genetics. The 2-year master's course focuses on capacity building in animal breeding and genetics.
The EMABG course is offered jointly by five European universities with strong, complementary teaching and research in animal breeding and genetics. Students benefit from mobility between universities by studying in two host universities which gives them an international experience and enhances their international network. The EMABG course runs since August 2007, and since then more than 100 students followed the programme. You can have a look at the EMABG graduates or current students telling their stories!
The EMABG provides students ready to work for breeding organisations and research. The education is adapted to a European perspective to the demands of society. This means that students will be ready to work for European animal breeding organisations which are the world leaders with global market shares up to 90%. Furthermore, EMABG teaches students about the development of sustainable farm animal breeding. Graduates generally find positions in and outside Europe, in training, research or development in a wide range of organisations related to animal breeding and genetics.