Mobility and/or international links
The programme for the Master in Agricultural Bioengineering offers a wide range of opportunities to study at other institutions, in Belgium, Europe and elsewhere.
The Faculty would like to highlight the strengths of this programme, particularly the potential for research and the fact that it is very much a part of a complete University. The shape of the option courses available has also been influenced by the different fields of activity in which bioengineers work.
There are two kinds of international mobility : students who have already gained their Bachelor degree can move abroad to study for their Master at another institution ; it is also possible to take some course modules in another institution. The mobility rate for AGRO students on exchange schemes such as Erasmus is around 30-40% and the number of our students who go abroad is similar to the number of foreign students who come to study here.
This mobility should increase given the harmonization of education at the European level and the conclusion of new partnership agreements outside ERASMUS as well as membership of thematic networks. The AGRO Faculty is also a member of the ATHENS network.
In particular, the programme of the Master in Bioengineering (Agronomic Science) offers an option course and an advanced module on Agricultural Economics and Natural Resources, organized in cooperation with the Agrocampus in Rennes (France). Under the ERASMUS exchange agreement, courses on the special subject Agriculture and Resources : Policies and Markets (Politiques et marchés de l'agriculture et des ressources - POMAR) taken at the Agrocampus in Rennes (http://www.agrocampus-rennes.fr/scripts/fr/B_formations/spe/B_ENSAR_spe_pomar.htm) may count towards the option course and the advanced module Agricultural Economics and Natural Resources at UCL.