...and offers aqua scholarships
Marine Harvest is teaming up with the Scottish Association for Marine Science to fund two scholarships to the Joint Masters Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society (ACES) run by SAMS.
The two-year sponsorship, open to graduates from EU member states, will fund one student per year and includes participation fees and an opportunity to work with Marine Harvest for a period of six months in order to complete their dissertations.
Dr Gareth Butterfield, technical services manager at Marine Harvest, announced the scholarships, saying:‘For our business to thrive, and the industry to grow overall, we have to bring in young people who increasingly require specialist skills and training.
‘To date, the UK has lagged behind Norway in providing an availability of aquaculture educated personnel, but that balance is changing.’ The course awards a Joint Masters Degree through the universities of the Highlands and Islands, Crete and Nantes.
Dr Liz Cook, programme leader at SAMS, said: ‘One of the main themes behind this course is global food security, so we are delighted to receive the support of a world leading food producer such as Marine Harvest Scotland.’
Applications must be received by June 5, 2016.