Current opportunities of potential interest for our members.

European Master degree in Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems (PlantHealth) 

The European Master degree in Plant Health inSustainable Cropping Systems (PlantHealth) is a fully integrated and globally competitive Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree, designed by leading European universities in the field of Crop Protection, that aims at qualifying graduates to cope with the challenges in contemporary and future plant health management related to global food safety issues. It can be of interest to our members, as the master thesis students are required to deliver could be done in a company from our sector. 

PlantHealth – European Master Degree in PLANT HEALTH IN SUSTAINABLE CROPPING SYSTEMS is organised by a consortium of six Universities from four European countries: Montpellier SupAgro, Agrocampus Ouest and AgroParis Tech (France), University of Göttingen (Germany), University of Padova (Italy) and Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain). These Universities are experienced in teaching courses on general and specific aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). In addition, all partners perform research on various fundamental and applied aspects in plant health management, and keep strong links with enterprises of the plant protection sector and research institutes in Europe.

The last semester of the 2-years Master will be devoted to the Master thesis. Students will have about 6 months to develop this work which could be done in a company producing biocontrol products. The students come from all over the world; they are selected on academic merit and motivation, with good skills in English and other languages, and are maybe, after 6 months of “training” or developing a work at the company, good candidates for our companies.

Candidates profile: • Students and professionals from all over the world • Passionate for IPM • Awarded Bachelor of Science degree (180 ECTS) in Agronomy, Agricultural Sciences or related fields, with at least 4 ECTS in Plant Health or Crop Protection, or equivalent. • English language competence: min B2 level