Blue Growth Summerschool 2018, Ghent University, Belgium

Event Date:

September 10, 2018 - September 21, 2018

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The Summer School is recognized as specialist course by the (Bioscience) Engineering and Natural Sciences Doctoral Schools of Ghent University. As such for PhD students of Ghent University the course will be added to the curriculum by the Doctoral Schools administration after succesful completion.


Oceans and seas are identified as the key drivers for European economic development and, as a result, have the potential to deliver new jobs in the coming years. The European Commission is a strong believer and promoter of innovation and sustainable growth based on marine and maritime opportunities.

To exploit the full potential of Blue Growth opportunities multidisciplinar training of graduates across engineering and marine and maritime sciences is essential. It is in this context that the Rome Declaration (adopted at the EurOCEAN 2014) calls for innovation in the provision of marine and maritime graduate training to enhance the skill set of students, to diversify possible career pathways but also to widen their comprehension and appreciation of fundamental marine ecosystem functioning.

Across existing and emerging Blue sectors, fundamental science combined with technical background is essential and should be combined with business development teachings focussing on commercialisation of research results based on direct insights from the industry both multinationals and SME's.

The course fits the challenges mentioned above as it provides holistic training in several blue growth domains while laying out the cross disciplinary links.


Complete course: € 500,-

Single module: € 350,-

Ghent University PhD-students are supported by the doctoral schools and can register without fee.

For participants enrolled in the full programme the fee covers:

  • Lunches and coffee breaks during lectures
  • Transport from the hotel to the lectures
  • Field trips and excursions
  • Overnight stays and welcome diner

Note: participants will be hosted in shared apartments, the exact location is yet to be confirmed. 
Single rooms will be available for participants.

Cancellation policy

When cancelling up to 10 days before the start of the course or module 25% of the participation fee will be charged. When cancelling less than 10 days before the start of the module, the full fee is due.

Training cheques

Ghent University accepts payments by KMO-portefeuille (; authorisation ID: DV.O103194). 

Certificate granted by Ghent University

 The students following the 2-week programme will receive assignments that will be evaluated by a jury.

Full participation and attendance is a prerequisite except for illness. 

Students who successfully complete the 2-week programme will be provided a certificate of Ghent University and will be awarded ECTS-credits indicating workload. 

For recognition of ECTS in to your curriculum, please consult your university.


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Publish Date
June 25, 2018
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