Learn from the experts all about the value chain for Mediterranean products.
Join students from all over the world and build strong networking connections.
Discover Spain's dynamic food industry through its wines, olive oil, seafood, fruit & vegetables and gastronomy.
Come out of the classroom and be part of your learning journey.
Enjoy daily language classes and gain insight into Spain’s culture and customs through its gastronomy.
Gain international work experience and apply what you have learnt during the program.
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ-CIHEAM)
IAMZ is one of the four Mediterranean Agronomic Institutes of the CIHEAM (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies). CIHEAM is an intergovernmental organization created in 1962 under the auspices the Council of Europe and the OECD. IAMZ is located on the Campus of Aula Dei, one of the largest and most prestigious agricultural science complexes in Spain, promoting synergy between the scientific community, businesses and students.
Training is a core activity at IAMZ and our approach is international and multidisciplinary. Each year we welcome over 400 participants and 250 guest lecturers from around 80 countries. We offer short courses on cutting-edge scientific and technical issues targeted to professionals and MSc programs for graduates. We are also partners of excellence in training, collaborating with universities, companies and other international organizations (EEAP, EFSA, EU, FAO, ICARDA, IOC, OECD, UN, WTO, etc.) through research projects and networks to design and tailor courses and training activities according to the needs and objectives of our partners, but mainly to help them disseminate the outcome of their projects and network activities.
The lectures were great, full of knowledge and with amazing lecturers. Many activities amplified the studies we had indoors, like visiting food companies, wineries, rural villages and culinary schools. Besides that, we had a support staff which was always there for us, no matter what! Super recommend it! MABS was a great experience, with indoor and outdoor activities, where we could get to know the best of Zaragoza, Aragon and Spain.Elisa Boin, Brazil (BLC3 Association, Portugal)
The MABS team has been incredibly welcoming and incredibly open and helpful and understanding; even before we got to Zaragoza. That was very reassuring, to be travelling abroad, to a new city, and having this support network already in place. And then, the classes were very interesting and I've learned so much! Also to be learning about some of the work that IAMZ-CIHEAM does, not only in Zaragoza but around the MediterraneanDanielle Chaloux, US (University of Connecticut, Storrs)
During the MABS program we were able to travel to a bunch of different cities in Spain and we were able to gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge about wineries, olive oil mills and fisheries; but we were also able to build upon our knowledge of agriculture in general through the various lectures that we had during the programAllyson Wentworth, US (University of Cornell, NY)
The field trips were great! Very well organized and well thought out. Everyone who welcomed us during field trips and technical visits were extremely nice and explained all the details of their work with care and passion. Very interesting experience!Natalia Basso, Argentina (Ministry of Agribusiness, Buenos Aires)
I've had nothing but positive experiences in dealing with IAMZ-CIHEAM, the support has been outstanding and Zaragoza as a destination is an absolutely fascinating place for anyone to go, especially for an American student.John Seltzer, US (University of Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota)
Being here in Spain and having an education at IAMZ was one of the best decisions I've made in my life. At IAMZ we had an amazing international environment, coordinators were extremely helpful, professors provided very high quality education and we learnt a lot from each other's culture and we also started to build professional personalities through teamwork. I will always remember Spain with a big smile.Gökçe Akbalik, Chemical Engineer, Turkey
I chose Spain for its excellent food economics and marketing courses because I believe it is a differential on the market and also because Zaragoza is a very pleasant city to live in.Isadora Martins Pontalti, BSc in Food Science and Technology, Brazil
High quality courses are held in a small class format that allows students to ask questions and interact with their professors and peers about the material they are learning. I have thoroughly enjoyed studying here and would recommend it to anyone interested in learning about agro-food systems.Laurie Matthews, Biomedical Science, Nutrition and Nutraceutical Science, Canada
The experience at IAMZ has been exceptional. The lectures were given by experts in marketing from top universities in U.S. and Europe. The people who work in the institute were always kind and helpful, they went out of their way to make our studies in Zaragoza an enjoyable experience.Yunwei LI, Veterinary, China
This year has been one of the most interesting years in my life. Spain is amazing, and Zaragoza especially is one of the most vibrant and welcoming cities. Study at IAMZ has been one of my best decisions as it has given me the possibility to work in an international environment. Apart from an extensive network of colleagues, at IAMZ I have found true friends who will be part of my life always.Jurgen Peci, Business Administration, Albania