International Master of Science in Rural Development
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=> IMRD has been selected in the new Erasmus+ EMJMD Catalogue! This implies new scholarships will be available for the next academic years. More info and on the renewed application (process) will be published on this site by the  beginning of October.

=> Starting September 2015 IMRD will start a new double degree with 3 South Korean partners. Scholarships will be available for students seeking to master in rural development by studying 1 year in Europe, and 1 year in Soutth Korea.

International Master of Science in Rural Development

The master course for future experts on rural development


The new IMRD Batch 2014 has arrived!

While Batch 2014 graduated:

here for the pictures of the graduation and
here for the speech of student representative Livia de Castro e Mello Novotny

The joint International Master in Rural Development (IMRD), part of the European Erasmus Mundus programme, offers the opportunity to study the European vision on rural development in its diversity of approaches and applications, on a scholarship provided by the European Union.

The objective is to train specialists in integrated rural development, focussed on socio-economic and institutional aspects, not only from the European Union but also from developed, developing and transition countries outside the European Union through a 2 year master programme (120 ECTS) jointly organised by six European leading institutes in agricultural economics and rural development.

Through IMRD you can study at least one semester at the folowing universities: 

whitin Europe
outside Europe
  •  Ghent University (Belgium)
  • ESPOL (Ecuador)
  •  Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)
  •  China Agricultural University (China)
  •  Agrocampus Ouest (France)
  •  Nanjing Agricultural University (China)
  •  University of Pisa (Italy)
  •  University of Arkansas (USA)
  •  Wageningen University (The Netherlands)
  •  University of Pretoria (South Africa)
  •  Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovakia)
  • University of Agricultural Sciences of Bangalore (India)
  • University of Arkansas (U.S.A)

The methodology consists of a combination of basic and specialised training in technical, economic and social sciences, a case study of one month, an individual master thesis and a high extent of student and scholar mobility.

 a teaser from our student from Bolivia

Are you a Bachelor/Master

interested in Rural Development and Agricultural Economics ?

seeking further specialisation through an International Masters Degree

interested in a multi-disciplinary and mobile training in Europe

 and, for European students, an experience in a non-European universities ? 

           possibly financed on an EU scholarship ?


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