On 14 December 2017, HIPRA's corporate headquarters in Amer, Girona played host to a visit from Barcelona students pursuing their Master's Degree in Aquaculture. With 17 students this year, this Master's Degree programme is organised jointly by Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya.
Barcelona Aquaculture Master's students visit HIPRA
The visit kicked off with a corporate introduction to HIPRA and a brief chat with the students, where they discussed the marketing role in pharmaceutical companies. In addition to this, the students also learned about the jobs private company offers to the aquaculture sector.
After this, the students were given a brief look at business opportunities in the aquaculture health sector and a summary of the production cycle in the salmon and tilapia industry focused on the critical points for disease prevention.
The students then visited the R&D Department, where they learned how new products are researched from scratch, and the biological production plants. At the end of their visit, the students indicated that they enjoyed the opportunity to visit a veterinary pharmaceutical company and to see the entire process of creating a vaccine for the first time.
With this educational initiative, HIPRA clearly shows its dedication to training young professionals in the aquaculture industry, and it strengthens its commitment to prevention in animal health.
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