Nematology Training Courses
 General info about the programme


Due to the merging of the two master programmes in Nematology at Ghent University, there will be no possibility to apply anymore for the EUMAINE programme. You can alternatively apply for the International Master of Science in Agro- and Environmental Nematology.

Thank you for your comprehension,

Kind regards
The EUMAINE Consortium


Nematodes are everywhere. They are among the most harmful organisms of crops, especially in the tropics but, on the other hand, they can be used as natural antagonists in bio-control programmes against pest insects. Because of their ubiquitous presence, overwhelming densities and diversity (sometimes compared to insects) free-living nematodes are an ideal tool for biodiversity studies. They are used as bio-indicators of pollution in both terrestrial and aquatic environments.


The European Master of Science in Nematology (EUMAINE) is a master course that brings together some of the European leading Universities and Research Institutes active in Nematology. It is a network of 13 partners, consisting of 3 consortium partners and 10 supporting or satellite partners.
Ghent University is the coordinating university.

The consortium partners are :
• Universiteit Gent, Belgium : coordinator
• Universität Bielefeld, Germany
• Universidade de Evora, Portugal

The associate partners are:
• Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
• University of Bonn, Germany
• University of Jaén, Spain
• Wageningen University, The Netherlands
• E-nema, Schwentinental, Germany
• Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries Research, Merelbeke, Belgium
• James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, UK
• National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO), Wageningen, The Netherlands
• North-West University, Potchefstroom, South-Africa
• Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Until the end of academic year 2013-2014 this master programme falls within the framework of an Erasmus Mundus Master Programme. As from next academic year onwards, we are not part anymore from this educational programme.


We aim to provide training for people from all over the world that will allow them to become highly qualified scientists.  Our graduates use their knowledge of nematodes and how these organisms interact with the world around them to obtain postitions:
  • as researcher, consultants, policy makers, education,...
  • in universities, research institutes, GOs, NGOs, laboratories, private companies, industry (pharma, agro)
  • in topics such as: plant/food/crop protection, sustainable management of natural resources, biocontrol of crop pathogens, quarantaine, medicine,  toxicology, polluition, biomonitoring and conservation of aquatic and terrestrial environments, environmental protection, estimating biodiversity and molecular biology of host-parasite interactions.   A substantial proportion of EUMAINE graduates go on to PhD positions in these areas. 


Last update on 14/04/2015 -
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