Oceanography courses offered in RSMAS and UPMC are made available to all students, so that students can modulate their curriculum and benefit from the different approaches in each country. The emphasis will be put on combinations of courses that allow students to be trained in both physics and biology.

Professors will also travel to give lectures on their topic of expertise. Several professors have already agreed to be involved in this exchange and the topics include Lagrangian dynamics, bio-physical interactions, larval fish biology, etc.

Research collaborations and teaching will cross-pollinate through internships of students in both institutions.

To facilitate the mobility of students and professors alike, the Partner University Fund’s money will be used to cover the cost that incur from traveling abroad (airfare, visa, housing, living expenses, etc.).

Opportunities are offered for…

UPMC M2 students

You can spend your 2nd year at RSMAS. This is a unique opportunity to gather research experience in a top US institution.

RSMAS faculty

You can offer internships to UPMC students. These internships last 5 months, starting in February. Students are provided with a stipend by the project and have received a 1.5 years advanced training in oceanography.

UPMC professors

You can travel to give a lecture in RSMAS, within an existing class. Subjects range from physical oceanography to physiology.

RSMAS faculty

You can travel to give lectures within a class in Villefranche. Classes cover a wide range of topics in oceanography, modelling and statistics.

RSMAS PhD students

You can take classes at UPMC, within the oceanography MSc. Classes are modular (3 to 6 weeks) and target specific topics.

UPMC M1 and PhD students

You can spend a semester at RSMAS and take classes, for example within the Marine Biology and Fisheries or the Applied Marine Physics divisions.

UPMC or RSMAS PhD students

You can travel to the partner institution to collaborate on research. Discuss it with your advisor who will contact us.