UGent Blue Growth Summer School

11 september 2017 09:00 t.e.m. 22 september 2017 17:00
GreenBridge, Wetenschapspark 1, Oostende

Master student in engineering, bio-engineering, geography, marine biology? Passionate about exploring the challenging role of oceans and seas in our future society? Intrigued by one of Europe’s top policy priorities: Blue Growth? Affirmative? Then the second international Blue Growth Summer School in GreenBridge in cooperation with Ghent University really is your thing.

Oceans and seas are identified as key drivers for European economic development and, as a result, have the potential to deliver new jobs in the coming years. The European Commission is a strong believer and promoter of innovation and sustainable growth based on marine and maritime opportunities.

To exploit the full potential of Blue Growth opportunities multidisciplinar training of graduates across engineering and marine and maritime sciences is essential. It is in this context that the Rome Declaration (adopted at the EurOCEAN 2014) calls for innovation in the provision of marine and maritime graduate training to enhance the skill set of students, to

diversify possible career pathways but also to widen their comprehension and appreciation of fundamental marine ecosystem functioning. Across existing and emerging Blue sectors, fundamental science combined with technical background is essential and should be combined with business development teachings focussing on commercialisation of research results based on direct insights from the industry both multinationals and SME’s.

Discover the programme and join for one (single module) or two weeks (full programme).

When - Where? 

The course will take place at GreenBridge, UGent Campus Ostend in Belgium from September 11 till 22.


Full two week course 500€ / single week 350€ 

Target Audience

The course is designed for Master students with different backgrounds. Engineers, bio-engineers, geographers and marine biologists are welcome to subscribe however essential for enrolment is the demonstration of experience in marine and maritime projects.



DEME will provide a guest lecture and has accepted to act as the godfather and sponsor of the training.

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