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The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland) and the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg (Germany) invite to apply for a Master’s program Biotechnology. After successfully completing three semesters, students earn a “double MSc” and are awarded certificates from both universities.
The program takes three semesters to complete: first semester at The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, second semester at the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg and third semester (master thesis) is conducted either at one of the participating universities or externally at a suitable company or research institution.
This program focuses on problems related to the use of biotechnology in engineering and environmental protection, food production as well as in the bioeconomy, including recovery of bioproducts and energy from waste materials. The program provides microbiological knowledge on the basics of biotechnological processes in environmental engineering and presents the possibilities of biotechnology transfer from a laboratory scale to a technical scale. Students will have the opportunity to develop soft skills and creative thinking. They will learn about trends, perspectives and limitations, including ethical ones, of a biotechnology-based economy.
Graduates of the MBT specialization are prepared to work with modern biotechnologies related to engineering and environmental protection, bioenergy production and food. The most important assets of graduates of the Master’s program Biotechnology are wide theoretical and practical knowledge, knowledge of modern biotechnologies and research methods, including molecular ones and the ability to work individually and in an international team. MBT graduates can find employment in international corporations dealing with biotechnology in engineering and environmental protection, industry, food production, biogas and biorefineries, in state and local government administration bodies operating in the bioeconomy, in research institutes or continue their education in Ph.D. studies.