IMaNema history 

In 1992, a first training course in nematology was created as the Postgraduate International Nematology Course (PINC). The programme is characterised by its multidisciplinary approach and its internationally renowned lecturers from Ghent University and guest professors from our partner universities and institutes.
The course has grown to be a full 2 year master programme in 2007. A second Erasmus Mundus master programme, European Master of Science in Nematology (EUMAINE) saw the light in 2008, intensifying the international collaboration within nematology education.

In September 2015, the two master programmes were merged into one master programme: the International Master of Science in Agro- and Environmental Nematology (IMaNema). To create a more conducive and locally appropriate link for capacity building in the South, the programme has included since 2017 an international mobility option to Kenya with an internship, agricultural extension work and participation in a satellite training programme as educators to increase the hands-on experience for our students in a global south context. Additionally, there are two short satellite trainings in Ethiopia and Kenya to create more outreach in nematology knowledge transfer for staff in the public and private sector in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Our current associated partners are:
ILVO Merelbeke (BE), Bonn University (DE), E-Nema Kiel (DE), National Plant protection Institute Wageningen (NL), Wageningen University (NL), James Hutton Institute (UK), Jimma University (ET), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KY), International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (KY), North-West University (SA), Federal University of Pernambuco (BR).

The course is funded by the VLIR-UOS and Belgian Development Cooperation.

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