The International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea), is a joint Master program organized by eleven European universities in the field of marine sciences, supported by the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC). The IMBRSea program is an Erasmus Mundus programme taking the strengths from the previous International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC+), and prepares students for the rapidly evolving demands of the blue bio-economy and research on the sustainable use of marine biological resources.
From 22 to 26 June 2020 the third edition of the international Annual Symposium will be organized in Faro (Portugal).
What former students say about us?
I met wonderful people from all over the world and different cultures who are now friends and colleagues for life, and with whom I shared rich research training. I experienced various and diverse marine environments and research labs, with great teaching and professors. Certainly, among the best moments of my life.
I have been involved in scientific projects since I finished and I think all these opportunities were possible because I did this master. Maybe I would have had a similar opportunities doing other masters. I will never know. But, I am convinced that joining this program was one of the best decisions in my life.
It was a great program full of nice professors-mentors, and great colleagues. We were like a family, all students helping each other and encouraging to succeed. I also acquired different and very interesting skills that I'm still using in my day-to-day work. I loved the full experience.
The Program enabled me to build a professional network at an European scale, by doing the courses in two countries and the Professional Practice in a third one. It also gave me the opportunity to be involved in different projects, which strengthened my professional career, skills and CV.
The Program was great to introduce the Marine Sciences fields. It was also a great opportunity to gain experience from a wide variety of universities and professors that you usually would not be able to gain in a normal master program.
With data obtained via online questionnaires of 200 former EMBC and EMBC+ students we got a lot of information about their current where-bouts that was summarized in the following info-graphs. Not all students replied for all the questions, since it was open for choosing. The first part covers information on their age, country they are living, gender, etc. Interesting to notice that a lot of former students continue to live their lives abroad, in a different country then where they are from, after the end of the program.
The Phycology research group (Olivier De Clerck’s lab) is looking for a highly motivated PhD student for a project focusing on the effect of life cycle variation on genome organization, evolution and adaptation.
We are launching a new IMBRSea page for a new IMBRSea program!
The International Master in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea), is a joint Master program organized by eleven European universities in the field of marine sciences, supported by a large network of stakeholders (including Universities, Research institutions, Companies). IMBRSea is considered as the flagship Master program of the European Marine Biological Resource Center (EMBRC-ERIC).