The Master is organized by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ) of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Zaragoza (UZ) and the Spanish Foundation for the Development of Animal Nutrition (FEDNA), with the collaboration of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM).
Since its accreditation in 1969, IAMZ is one of the four Mediterranean Agronomic Institutes of CIHEAM, an international organization created in 1962 through an intergovernmental agreement of thirteen member countries of the Mediterranean area: Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey, and whose mission is to provide postgraduate training in the fields of agriculture, economy and the environment. CIHEAM develops two types of training activities: the Master programmes and the short-duration advanced specialized courses. Frequently, the programmes are jointly organized with Higher Education Institutions from the member states. At IAMZ, training is provided by guest experts, highly qualified, selected for their experience and prestige in each subject. These experts come from universities, research centres, international organizations, administrations and firms from all over the world. The CIHEAM Master of Science Degree, issued by IAMZ, is recognized by the Spanish State as equivalent to the official Master Degree of the Spanish university system (Spanish Official Gazette BOE dated 21 November 2006 and BOE dated 20 February 2007). IAMZ is registered in the Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Degree (RUCT) of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.
The UZ is a public research and higher education institution at the service of society that combines five centuries of history with constant updating of its teaching. The UZ offers a wide range of studies in all branches of knowledge: Arts and Humanities, Experimental Science, Health Science, Social and Legal Science, Engineering and Architecture. Research is organized through research institutes (own, mixed and attached), and research groups of national and international renown. Their scientific structures confer added value to research, generating knowledge and driving innovation. The Faculty of Veterinary Science of the UZ is one of the most prestigious among the Spanish faculties of veterinary science, with a long-standing tradition since its foundation in 1847, a trayectory marked by constant improvement of teaching, facilities and staff. At present the Faculty awards two degrees: the classical degree in Veterinary Science and the more recent degree in Food Science and Technology. It has approximately 220 lecturers and researchers, about 130 professionals linked to the administration and services and over 1,100 students.
FEDNA is a non-profit teaching foundation created by different members of the university community and the private industry sector. Its main objective is to improve nutrition within the scope of Spain and to transmit scientific knowledge on the latest advances in Animal Nutrition and Feeding. The specific objectives of FEDNA are: to improve the University-Business relations through the exchange of information and services; to create Spanish feed composition tables and quality standards; to promote the integration of students in the businesses of the sector; and to enhance research in animal nutrition (FEDNA prize for young researchers).
Full information on the three institutions can be found on their respective websites.
The first part of the Master will take place in Zaragoza at IAMZ and UZ. Most of the practical activities are conducted in the Department of Animal Production and Food Science of the Faculty of Veterinary Science of UZ. The second part of the Master can be carried out at the UZ or other universities, research centres or businesses that collaborate with the organizing institutions of the Master in this part of the programme.
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