The Master Programme provides a one academic year curriculum whose main objective is to prepare motivated students towards professional and academic careers that will promote integrated pest and disease management strategies for a sustainable intensification of arboriculture in the Mediterranean agroecosystems.
The Master Programme deals with the management of pests and diseases in arboriculture with a look towards agroecological and food systems. Students will learn about the ecological and epidemiological features of pests and pathogens, and how to apply innovative and smart tools for diagnosis, monitoring and management. IPM strategies will be introduced and analysed in depth for the main pests affecting the Mediterranean fruit crops. In addition, students will learn how to cope with the main risks related to emergent transboundary pests and diseases, and how to apply quarantine measures that can prevent and control their spread.
At the end of the course students will know:
For further details, please download the Information sheet and the Course programme below.
The second year is dedicated to scientific research related to a pest/pathogen of economic importance for the Mediterranean region.
Students who have successfully completed the first year and met all the prerequisites set by the Institute, carry out scientific research and draft a final thesis on an original topic related to a pest or pathogen of great interest for the Mediterranean region. In particular, students build capacity and develop skills in:
The aim of the course is to promote the transfer of knowledge to and between the Mediterranean countries. The MSc thesis work can be carried out at CIHEAM Bari or at another Mediterranean scientific research institution. The scientific outcome of the research work is usually announced on the occasion of national and international conferences and/or published in scientific journals.
Topics of MSc theses on pests/pathogens of fruit and vegetable crops are to be chosen among the following research lines:
CIHEAM Bari grants full or partial scholarships to candidates according to a ranking list. Priority is given to students coming from non-EU CIHEAM Member countries and other Mediterranean, Balkan and Middle Eastern Countries. Students from non-priority countries who are interested in CIHEAM Bari courses are anyhow allowed to participate at their own expense or through other sources of financing (governments or other bodies).
In particular, courses are addressed to:
A given number of residential full scholarships is granted every year to candidates coming from non-EU CIHEAM Member countries and other Mediterranean, Balkan and Middle Eastern countries whose applications rank first in the selection process. Full scholarship covers: registration fees (200€/year), tuition fees (500€/month), travel expenses from and to the country of origin, board and lodging in the students’ residence, insurance and medical assistance, pocket money (170€/month).
Other candidates are admitted with a partial scholarship covering tuition fees and accommodation as long as rooms in the campus residence are available.
Candidates can apply for scholarships in the application form.
Access is open to candidates of any nationality who have the academic level qualifying them to carry out postgraduate studies in their country of origin.
Courses are addressed to new graduate students and young professionals with a university background related to agronomic, horticultural and plant protection issues.
Applicants are invited to follow the online application procedures by clicking on the following link