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A new Master’s degree study program on Aquaculture and Fisheries will be developed at ISEC

December 8, 2022

The project "Development of Aquaculture and Fisheries" Education for Green Deal in Armenia and Ukraine: from Education to Ecology (AFISHE) jointly implemented by the International Scientific-Educational Center of the National Academy of Sciences of the RA and the National Agrarian University of Armenia has been launched within the framework of the Erasmus+ capacity building program.

The overall goal of this project is to decrease the negative impact of aquaculture and fishery industry on the environment in Armenia and Ukraine through the designing and development of Master’s degree programs in aquaculture and fisheries, that is benchmarked to high-quality similar programs in Europe and responsive to national and regional needs, and strengthening the university-enterprise-research cooperation (concept "from education to ecology").

AFISHE project will create a network between Armenia, Ukraine and EU partner countries in the fields of aquaculture and fisheries. This network will serve as a platform for the implementation of joint educational and research activities with the purpose of promoting the best ecology-based approaches and activities in these fields in line with UN SDG goals and EU Green Deal.

AFISHE project will strengthen university-enterprises cooperation resulting in the implementation of research-based and ecology-based operations and increasing operational effectiveness of aquaculture and fishery enterprises.

A new Master’s degree study program with all supporting materials will be developed and implemented on the basis of the Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia in cooperation with the International Scientific-Educational Center of the NAS RA, thus promoting research education in the Republic of Armenia and preparing for aquaculture and fishery management.

Within the framework of the project, scientific and educational laboratories and other necessary infrastructures for the implementation of research education will also be created in both universities.

AFISHE program is presented by Arusyak Harutyunyan, Head of the Department for External Relations of ISEC NAS RA, at the "Sea Armenians" booth of the Public Radio of Armenia.

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Public Relations and Career Department of ISEC NAS RA