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 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. Hence, the EU Blue Growth initiative represents a long-term strategy to support growth in the maritime sector as a whole by harnessing the untapped potential of Europe’s oceans, seas and coasts for blue jobs creation and economic growth. Establishing appropriate training and mobility opportunities to train new generation 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 Master in Sustainable Blue Growth is established to bring scientific excellence and technological innovation at the centre of a number of Blue Growth initiatives.
The Master is jointly organized by 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 growth.

The Master in Sustainable Blue Growth will start in January 2018 and will be held in Trieste in three sessions of 15 days each.

Deadlines
Application: 5th October 2017
Fellowship Application: 15th September 2017

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 (a number of short courses of two weeks each will be distributed on the whole duration of the Master), that can 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.