The United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme offers applied postgraduate-level training in various areas of the fisheries sector for practicing professionals in less developed countries. As an interdisciplinary programme, the UNU-FTP draws expertise from both academia and the fishing industry to provide fellows with a holistic and meaningful perspective on fisheries in their home countries.
Each year, the UNU-FTP offers a 6-month training course in Iceland. The 6-month training course runs from September to February, and is divided into three parts; the introductory course, the specialization line, and the individual research project.
In addition, the UNU-FTP develops short courses that are carried out in cooperation with institutions in our partner countries, often utilizing the expertise of our former fellows.
The UNU-FTP also offers scholarships to those former fellows who have completed the 6 month training course and wish to continue their post-graduate education at an Icelandic university.