Science and wildlife in the opening day of the XII edition of the MUIBARC

    A total of 20 enrolled students start the XII edition of the Master’s Degree in Basic and Applied Research in Game Resources (MUIBARC)

    Yesterday, it took place the presentation and opening day of the XII edition of the Master's Degree in Basic and Applied Research in Game Resources (MUIBARC), a postgraduate degree of the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) that has passed two positive evaluations of the Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA), whose objective is to train technical and scientific professionals in the fields of wildlife management and biodiversity conservation, including the game species for their sustainable use, through the acquisition of multidisciplinary skills and knowledge.

    The event was held at the headquarters of the Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC - CSIC, UCLM, JCCM), located in the Ciudad Real Campus of the UCLM, and was attended by 15 students in person and 5 online. The event was led by Dr. Mateo, director of IREC, who highlighted the inescapable value of R+D+i for the achievement of sustainability objectives in the field of conservation of biodiversity and the ecosystems that sustain it.

    Students of the XII edition of the Master's Degree in Basic and Applied Research in Game Resources (MUIBARC) with some of their future professors, at the opening day held at IREC on October 14, 2020.

    The professors responsible for the different MUIBARC subjects had the opportunity to introduce themselves to their future students, and in their speeches they made special reference to the research lines that they develop in their respective work groups, with the aim that the students assess their interests to develop the MSc thesis. And it is that the MUIBARC facilitates that the full-time students join immediately to a research group so that, during the course of the master, they can work perfectly integrated in their MSc theses.

    Finally, the students had the opportunity to visit a large part of the IREC facilities where they will develop the master's degree during the 2020-2021 academic year. At a international research center in the field of wildlife such as the IREC, with more than two decades of experience in research, training and transfer, MUIBARC students will have four classrooms, an auditorium, access to a library specializing in wildlife, to a total of 9 specific laboratories of various scientific disciplines and to experimental facilities.

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    It will be the next Monday, October 19, when this group of biologists, chemists, veterinarians and environmental scientists begins the school period of the MUIBARC, beginning an intense but exciting learning journey, in which the theoretical classes will alternate with field and laboratory practices until the defense of the MSc thesis arrives.

    From the IREC we wish our new colleagues, future professionals and researchers of the world of wildlife, the best of luck in this new stage of their professional lives. Welcome to the IREC!