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Master of Science ISATEC

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International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology

The international M.Sc. study programme ISATEC is conducted jointly by the University of Bremen and the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT). ISATEC prepares young professionals for research and practical work related to the management and conservation of tropical aquatic ecosystems and their resources. The courses are taught in English and follow the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The programme has been evaluated thrice (in 2002, 2007 and 2015) and was thereby qualified as “unique and very well-focused”.


Performance and Success

Since the start in 1999, more than 250 students from 54 countries of all continents have graduated in ISATEC. Many of those are now working in important labour positions in their home countries and several of them have stayed in close collaboration with the ZMT and the University of Bremen. mehr »

Main objectives of ISATEC

  • To understand the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems in the tropics.
  • To learn about theoretical concepts and methods for resource assessment and evaluation.
  • To learn approaches for coastal planning and management.

Programme Director & Chairman of the Examination Board

Prof. Dr. Matthias Wolff

University of Bremen,
Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology

Fahrenheitstr. 6
28359 Bremen

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ISATEC Coordination

Dr. Oliver Janssen-Weets

University of Bremen FB 02 / ISATEC

Leobener Str. NW2
28359 Bremen

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You can apply for the programme together with a DAAD scholarship.