Successful Opening Session of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Renewable Energies in the Marine Environment (REM)
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The Master in Renewable Energies in the Marine Environment (REM) is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree offered by four universities: the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), the University of Strathclyde, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and École Centrale de Nantes. This programme has a network of associated centres formed by several world-renowned research institutions and companies. These centers have direct participation in the master by teaching and hosting students for their master theses.
The opening session of the new edition of this master took place in the School of Engineering of Bilbao (UPV/EHU) last January 29th. The event started with a presentation of Dr. Josu Sangroniz, Postgraduate Studies Director of the UPV/EHU. Followed by a presentation about the Joint Research Lab on Offshore Renewable Energy (JRL-ORE) by its Scientific Director Eider Robles. Javier Marqués, Technical Director of the Energy Agency of the Basque Government gave the main lecture “Current situation of Marine Renewable Energy in Europe”. Finally Jesús María Blanco, international coordinator of the master, closed the event.
After the lecture, a group photo was taken and had time to interact during the cocktail.
The Erasmus Mundus Master’s Renewable Energies in the Marine Environment (REM), has been recently worthy of the Good Practices Flag distinction awarded by the European Commission, after having exceeded the first evaluation with a score far higher than the minimum grade of 75 out of 100.
This platform includes all the areas of good practices in the projects as a whole funded by the Erasmus+ programme and its predecessors in the field of education, professional practices, youth and sport in Europe. Among a total of 225 top-calibre Master’s degrees completed between 2010 and 2016 and funded through the Erasmus Mundus programme that preceded the Erasmus+, only 26 obtained this distinction.
“For those who graduate it will mean that their programme of studies has a quality distinction in addition to what the Erasmus+ label of excellence signifies. Through the score obtained by each we easily exceed the strict requirements demanded by these programmes in all their aspects, ranging from the subject matter itself to the drawing up of the programme itself including a webpage that is clear and detailed in all aspects, the facilities we offer, the clear possibilities in the job market right up to the extra services we provide the students with,” as Jesús María Blanco, the international coordinator of the REM Master’s, spelled out.