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Summer Schools organised during the academic year 2015 - 2016
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Joint programmes organised during the academic year 2015 - 2016 by Flanders' Universities and University Colleges, with support of the Government of Flanders -

International Master of India Studies, Ghent University - India Platform

The International Master of India Studies focuses on the comparative study of India and the West and on the cultural differences between these two regions. More specifically, it will examine the mutual relations between contemporary India and Europe. The programme builds on an alternative paradigm for the study of cultural differences, which gives a new perspective on these two cultures and societies. The teaching is interactive and involves collaboration between European and Indian teachers.

General aims:

  1. To have the students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the cultural differences between India and the West in the 21st century.
  2. To develop in the students the capacity to continue to learn independently about cultural difference by teaching them specific research skills, attitudes, and modes of reflecting on their own experience.

Modules and workshops:

The different components of the Master programme examine how cultural differences manifest themselves in a series of domains in the 21st century. The programme consists of:

  1. the core module India and the West.
  2. four comparative modules: Politics and Law; Religion and Traditions; Ethics and Society; and History and the Past.
  3. three workshops: Culture & Management, Cultural Psychology, and Concept Mapping.

Each of these modules and workshops is constituted and continuously fed by innovative research in the relevant domains. Besides a limited number of lectures, the modules will mainly consist of interactive close reading seminars: guided by the teachers, students will read texts by contemporary authors and primary texts from the Indian and Western intellectual traditions. Thus, they will be familiarized with the dominant approaches to the study of human cultures and societies, always in contrast with the alternative voices that are emerging from Asia today.

The workshops will teach research skills and meta-learning capacities, such as analysing the ideas and arguments of complex texts, systematic reflection on one’s own experience, formulating ideas and hypotheses in a coherent manner, and presenting ideas clearly and coherently with the use of ICT tools.


  • English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India
  • Alva’s Education Foundation, Moodbidri, India.

Master in Plant Breeding, Ghent University

In its report entitled "World Agriculture : towards 2015/2030", the FAO outlines the need for an approximate 60% increase in agricultural production by 2050, in order to meet the nutritional requirements of the world’s human population.

This growth will, in part, be built upon an increase in yields, in particular via the genetic improvement of plants. There have been major advances in this field over the last twenty years, as a result of new molecular and cellular biology technologies reaching far beyond the confines of plant transgenics. In this positive context, plant breeding companies and food manufacturing and various non-food manufacturing companies are expressing a growing need for plant breeders who are able to understand and manage increasingly diverse technologies in order to meet more complex and varied objectives.

This burgeoning demand is becoming ever more apparent, in the face of a dwindling number of university courses on offer in this field. What is more, the handful of one-year courses specialising in plant breeding do not cover the entire field of activity of a plant breeder in today’s context.

The Masters programme in Plant Breeding is focused on plant improvement and the creation of new plant varieties. In a climate of increasing global demand for both food and non-food agricultural production, and a quest for sustainable growth in agricultural productivity, the Masters programme in Plant Breeding addresses these challenges via plant genetics and improvement.

The aim of this programme is to train plant breeders able to grasp and manage the scientific and technical interdisciplinarity between biotechnologies, agronomy, plant biology, genetics, regulatory issues and markets.

This programme was designed in partnership with seed companies and the food industry, and constructed by Ghent University, Gent (Belgium), Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais, Beauvais (France) Ege University, Ege (Turkey), Universitat Politècnica de València, València (Spain), and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala (Sweden), thus combining the hands-on approach of the renowned field training and the excellence of Europe’s top universities in Breeding.

Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems, Ghent University

Sustainability is an important aspect for the food sector. There is a high demand for qualified professionals who are able to understand the topics of sustainability “from farm to fork” and how to integrate and implement sustainability in the food chain.

The joint degree Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems is a two-year international master’s degree programme aiming at educating future academics and managers for food companies and organisations to manage food processing and other food production related activities in a sustainable way.

This European joint master’s degree programme Sustainable Food Systems is tailored for students who are interested in sustainable food production and how to manage and implement food processing and other food production related activities in a sustainable way, are looking for an international degree where the international perspective is an integrated part of the learning environment and the curriculum, are aiming at flexible career options within management positions in the food sector.

Partners of Ghent University, Ghent (Belgium) are ISARA, Lyon (France), USAMV, Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Fulda (Germany), University of Kassel, Kassel (Germany), Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus (Denmark).


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