ISATEC - International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology
study profile in the M.Sc. Marine Biology programme
The international M.Sc. study programme ISATEC was originally established at the University of Bremen in collaboration with the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (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”.
From winter term 2020/2021 onwards, the M.Sc. programmes ISATEC and Marine Biology have been merged to form a single M.Sc. programme. ISATEC is a specific study profile in the revised M.Sc. Marine Biology programme.
ISATEC is a member of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship programme “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” (EPOS). If you are a citizen of a developing country, you may thus apply for a scholarship for the ISATEC profile through the DAAD.
Performance and Success
Since the start in 1999, more than 330 students from 62 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.
ISATEC alumni are organized in the ZMT Alumni Network, an outstanding scientific network of more than 800 alumni from the tropics and worldwide. International and regional alumni events, biannual newsletters, as well as a LinkedIn group provide opportunities for information gathering, knowledge exchange and networking.