Why Iceland?

One of the reasons Iceland was chosen by the United Nations University to host the Fisheries Training Programme (FTP) was the working environment that embraces the programme. Due to the programme´s interdisciplinary nature it is necessary to have good access to both governmental institutions and the private industry in addition to the academia. From the beginning private industry has supported the programme by inviting the FTP to observe their operations and has assisted fellows in their final projects with advice and facilities. Private companies thus contribute to the practical aspects of the Fisheries Training Programme

The Working Environment (click for a poster-pdf file)

Fellows 2001 in Hampidjan, a fishing gear company in Iceland.