UAlg attended meetings on SEA-EU Joint Programmes at the University of Split

The University of the Algarve was present at two important events that took place at the University of Split: the SEA-EU Academic Committee meeting for the joint doctorate in "Marine and Maritime Sciences and Technologies", on 25 and 26 January; and the meeting of experts for the joint study of the master's degree in Port Management and Logistics, on 30 and 31 January.

These meetings were an excellent opportunity for the groups of experts from the nine SEA-EU partner universities to work on creating new joint programmes, thus writing a new page in European education.

Specifically, under Task 2.4 of the SEA-EU project, it is planned to create an inter-university campus where students can take part in joint, interdisciplinary and innovative study programmes at all levels of education.

In addition to online meetings, the experts working on the development of the joint postgraduate study in "Port Management and Logistics" had the opportunity to take part in face-to-face meetings, the last of which was in Split. During their two-day stay, the group visited the facilities of the Port Authority and the northern part of Split harbour. Co-operation with SEA-EU's partner universities was agreed with the port's representatives in the form of offering internships to postgraduate students.

The second day was marked by a workshop at the Faculty of Maritime Studies, during which the participants were given a detailed presentation of the joint study programme and also visited the Planetarium and nautical simulators. The SEA-EU "Marine and Maritime Sciences and Technologies" PhD is the last of four joint study programmes involving five partner universities, including the University of the Algarve.

The meeting for the joint PhD study was held for the second time at the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Split and over two days the participants of the SEA-EU JOINT ACADEMIC COMMITTEE made the final decisions, which will determine the emergence and implementation of this innovative programme, in whose creation and implementation all the partners involved participate equally, offering students advanced knowledge, skills and competences in the field of sustainability of the seas and oceans, their resources and related services.

Work on the SEA-EU Alliance joint programmes will continue actively in the coming months, with the preparation of the necessary documentation for the accreditation of these programmes, with the aim of starting in the 2025/2026 academic year.