The master course trains students to become experts in an array of subject areas, from genetics and evolution to physiological traits and ecosystem functioning, focusing on the sustainable management of marine resources and ecosystems, and on aquaculture and seafood security. From the academic year 2020-2021, the course has a new organization with almost all courses in English, to allow the access to foreign students and to provide Italian students the opportunity to challenge themselves in a globally-minded education context.
In this new organizational model, courses have been redesigned, placing special emphasis on multidisciplinarity and problem-based learning, including a range of practical activities in the field and in the laboratory.
The teaching and research facilities include the Hydrobiological Station Umberto D’Ancona, one of the oldest marine stations for education and research in Italy, the historical Palazzo Grassi, hosting teaching rooms and labs, and the Museum of Adriatic Zoology “Giuseppe Olivi”. The field station will provide students direct access to place-based experimental research, training and engagement in a variety of fields, offering the unique chance to apply the information they have learned in classrooms and books to the real world.
The course is held in the unique environment of Venice Lagoon and the northern Adriatic Sea coastline, allowing the students to directly experience the variety and complexity of these socio-ecological systems and landscapes, and to engage in different activities related to the sea, from fishery to aquaculture, from tourism to coastal urbanization, from conservation to managing responses to ocean change.
Clik here for an introduction of the master degree by prof Zane Lorenzo