[Taxacom] MSc taxonomy
stloukal at fns.uniba.sk
Wed Oct 1 04:26:51 CDT 2008
We have a regular Bachelor study programme "the Systematic biology and ecology" of 6 semester
duration at our faculty with many lectures in field of taxonomy and systematic biology.
Graduates of this programme as well as ones from the Bc. programme Biology (graduates from other
universities are also welcome) can continue their study at one of MSc programmes Botany, Zoology,
We provide education also at PhD level (programmes like Zoology, Botany, Parasitology, Limnology,
Study is available in Slovak and English languages.
Among topics discussed during the general EDIT meeting in Carvoeiro, Portugal (January this year)
was the need to support not only summer courses for amateurs and students, but also to support
interest of universities to open regular courses focussed on taxonomy with the curricula ensuring
good training of next generation of taxonomists. Understanding of this call was not general, but
many participants concurred in the need to prepare some kind of the template for such programmes.
Vice-Dean of Faculty & Head of Department
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Mlynská dolina B-1, 842
15 Bratislava, Slovakia
phone/fax: +421-2-60296333; fax: +421-905-570149; e-mail: stloukal at fns.uniba.sk; skype:
edostloukal; ICQ: 497047467
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 6:16 AM
Subject: [Taxacom] MSc taxonomy
Dear Taxacom readers,
It is difficult or impossible to teach taxonomy as part of undergraduate
degrees nowadays. Courses I know off are usually days to weeks. However, I
believe MSc options would be possible, with a mix coursework (including
practical) providing a breadth of knowledge, followed by a research project
doing taxonomy. They may focus on agricultural/marine/freshwater/insect etc.
Are there any such courses around?
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