Fisheries Training Programme


    The UNU Fisheries Training Programme is a postgraduate training programme that offers instruction in various areas of the fisheries sector for practising professionals in less developed countries. The programme is led by the Marine Research Institute in formal cooperation with the Icelandic Fisheries Laboratories, University of Iceland and the University of Akureyri.

    The programme length is six months, divided into three phases; the introductory course, the specialist course and the independent project work. To successfully finish their training, every fellow has to finish a project (report), which is presented orally at the end of the programme.

    Introduction: 6 weeks of orientation (3-5 days), lectures, visits and field trips that cover the main subjects of fisheries. Included is a 10-day trip to Akureyri (University of Akureyri), north Iceland, where companies in the fishing industry are visited.

    Specialist course: 6 weeks of lectures on specialist topics (in relation to the specialist lines). During this period the fellows develop a proposal for a project that they then present.

    Independent project work: Based on the approval of the fellows’ proposal, the last phase of the UNU-FTP consists of 14 weeks of independent work where fellows focus and work on a project that has a direct relevance to their work at home.

    For more information, please visit the programme website.

  • UNU-FTP collaborates with institutions in partner countries to determine qualified candidates to participate in the six-month training programme. UNU-FTP does not accept applications from individuals; rather, partner institutions nominate potential candidates who are then interviewed by UNU-FTP staff.

  • United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP)

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