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, including the Basque Center for Applied Mathematis – BCAM. 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’s took place in the School of Enginering of Bilbao (UPV/EHU) last January 29th and BCAM-Ikerbasque Professor Marco Ellero attended the event on behalf of the center. The event included a presentation about the Offshore Renewable Energy Joint Research Laboratory (JRL-ORE), an initiative formed by researchers from Tecnalia, the UPV/EHU and BCAM that aims to increase the impact of the research done in this area in the business world and society, by its Scientific Director Eider Robles. Javier Marqués, Technical Director of the Energy Agency of the Basque Governmenty, and Jesús María Blanco, international coordinator of the master’s, also took part in the opening session.
The master’s, awarded in the Erasmus+ Projects Results Platform
The Master in Renewable Energies in Marine Environment REM has recently been distinguished as one of the best in the Erasmus+ Projects Results Platform. Precisely, it has been awarded with the Good Practices Flag recognition by the European Commission, after having passed the first evaluation with a score higher than the cut-off mark of 75 over 100.
This platform evaluates all the areas of good practices in the projects as a whole funded by the Erasmus+ programme and its predecessors. 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.
According to Jesús María Blanco, this recognition will mean for those who graduate 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”.