Aquaculture – local solutions to a global challenge
22 June –1 July, 2015, Uppsala, Sweden
The GCUA aquaculture summer school, held at SLU campus Ultuna during 22 June –1 July 2015, gathered students from 9 universities representing 14 different countries covering all continents.
Students and teachers at the course held at VHC, Ultuna, Uppsala. Photo: Dirk-Jan De Koning.
During the course challenges and opportunities within the area of aquaculture globally were discussed. Twenty lecturers from SLU and a number of other organizations, such as University of Stirling, Wageningen University, University of Queensland, Makerere University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet, University of Ghent and Worldfish contributed to the course. In addition to the aquaculture specific part of the course, aspects of communication and leadership were discussed and applied during workshops and group work.
As part of the course assignments each student presented a poster describing, the most important aquaculture issues of today and for the future based on their own research and geographical area perspective. Photo: Anna Norman Haldén.
Group works, both interdisciplinary and within disciplines were an important part of the course. Students outlined priorities for research within their disciplines and worked on a scenario for introducing novel species to aquaculture in the interdisciplinary groups. Photo: Anna Norman Haldén.
Several case studies targeting the global challenges within aquaculture were included in the course. Photo: Anna Norman Haldén.
Natalie Jellinek (SLU), and students at the course are involved in a communication exercise, pretending to be from different planets with different styles of communication. Photo: Anna Norman Haldén.
Different aspects of leadership and how these interact with personality types were taught and discussed during the course. Students also developed their own leadership profile. Here, Eric Forsmark from Noden is giving a lecture. Photo: Anna Norman Haldén.