TROPIMUNDO is an EC-funded and excellence-labelled Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems. The aim is to bring together expert Higher Education Institutes (HEI), with long-standing worldwide expertise in tropical rainforests and woodlands and in tropical coastal ecosystems.
About the program:
- TROPIMUNDO students are able to concentrate on botany, zoology and integrative ecosystem approaches in institutions worldwide in 2 Master years, of which an entire semester is spent in the tropics.
- Specialisation is possible on the evolution of tropical flora and vegetation, on faunistic assemblages, on informatics tools to treat and manage biodiversity data and databases (biogeographical, genetical, geographical information systems) including the management and conservation of historic collections such as herbarium sheets, on the study of diversity, dynamics and evolution of tropical and subtropical ecosystems (with a focus on four related systems, namely tropical rainforests and woodlands, mangrove forests, seagrass beds and coral reefs, including the interactions between flora, fauna, man and the environment within and between each of these adjacent ecosystems), on conservation and restoration ecology of natural habitats and their biodiversity including competences in sustainable management and governance of biodiversity, and finally, on tropical ethnobotany, exploitation and valorisation of natural resources and conservation of traditional ecological knowledge.
- It is a unique mobility programme worldwide, including a unique set of threatened ecosystems studying research and field courses in Amazonian, African, Asian and/or Australian wet tropics and intensive contact with different cultures and languages
- From 2020 onwards graduation students will be awarded a joint Master degree awarded by the European institutes visited by the student.
- Each student will receive a Europass Certificate signed by all participating higher education institutes involved.
- An internationally accepted Bachelor’s degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS) with a major in Biology, Natural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or equivalent from an accredited university.
- Students must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English or English + French.
How to apply:
|Country||Belgium, France, Italy, Cameroon, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Malaysia|
|Subject areas||Biology, Natural Sciences, Environmental Sciences|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||30 November 2019|