A unique opportunity

Taking into consideration the current economic crisis and the evolving political, social and environmental conditions in the Mediterranean Region, there is a need to put together multidisciplinary actors from different countries, make an ideal environment for constructive dialogue (science diplomacy) and create all conditions that include the role of people, economics and policies to attract investments while reconciling tensions and balancing priorities between economic growth, social implication and environmental conservation.

Tackling climate change, understanding ecosystem function, managing sustainability: all of these require a much more tangible initiatives and strategies. The new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU, launched in May 2021 by the European Commission, focuses on the industries and sectors related to oceans, seas and coasts.  A sustainable blue economy is essential to achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal and ensuring a green and inclusive recovery from the pandemic.

Establishing appropriate training and mobility opportunities to train new generations of scientists, technicians and operators, in the marine and maritime sectors, equipped with appropriate skills to bridge the gap between scientific research and sustainable development and support the creation of career opportunities in the blue economy represents an important part of this strategy.

The Master

The Advanced Master in Sustainable Blue Economy is established to bring scientific excellence and technological innovation at the centre of a number of Blue Economy initiatives.
The Master is jointly organized by the University of Trieste and OGS to support the creation of stable and attractive blue career pathways throughout strengthening professional skills and enhancing competencies in fields related to sustainable blue economy.

The Master in Sustainable Blue Economy will start in January 2023 and will be held in Trieste in three sessions of 15 days each (March, June and September 2023).

Extended deadline! Apply by October 24th!

Specific objectives 

  • to increase the professional skills and the quality of research in the marine and maritime sector. Thus contributing to the creation of new job profiles and more chances for blue jobs’ opportunities;
  • to increase the educational offer to extend the current economic development and growth, with particular focus on activities and aspects related to the importance of the sea (including security and safety in the sea);
  • to help scale up activities that ultimately result in sharing research outcomes and disseminating scientific knowledge;
  • to expose students to cross-cutting aspects such as financing instruments and project management in the field of blue growth;
  • to introduce innovative topics such as science diplomacy to ease the dialogue between countries and facilitate mobility and access to research infrastructures.

Structure of the Master

It is a part-time programme lasting 12 months. Three intensive frontal sessions will take place in Trieste in March, June and September 2023. The Master is suitable to fit with work commitment and it is focused on three pillars: capacity building, skill development and science diplomacy. The master’s course ends with the drafting of a project work or with a traineeship. 

Eligible candidates

The Master is open to candidates from all Countries with priority for those coming from Mediterranean and Black Sea countries. Postgraduate candidates from different fields of studies (oceanography, marine biology, geology, geophysics, geochemistry, environmental engineering, ecological modelling, climate study, coastal zone management, environmental economy and related fields) are invited to apply. The Programme can be accessed, with no restriction to age and citizenship, by whomever holds a master or PhD University degree (equivalent to a II Level Italian University Degree). All Master classes are taught in English, therefore further requirement to access the Master Programme is to take and pass an interview meant to assess the candidate’s proficiency with the language. The maximum number of candidates that can be admitted to the University Master Programme is 25. Please carefully read the Master general regulation to check your elegibilty.

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