Education is one of the main missions of the CIHEAM that provides various training courses via its four Institutes. Diploma courses are organised and structured in accordance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) criteria. In order to facilitate recognition and improve the transparency of its qualifications, the CIHEAM awards a diploma supplement, as required under the Bologna process.

Two types of training courses

The CIHEAM offers two types of courses targeted towards Euro-Mediterranean agrofood sector professionals:

Programmes are devised in partnership with Higher Education and Research Institutions based in our member countries and implemented in the CIHEAM's Institutes or other institutions in our member countries, thus contributing to student mobility.

The teaching staff

The academic and scientific excellence of the visiting teaching staff, as well as its diversity is one of the CIHEAM’s main assets in achieving high educational quality standards and in developing the "spirit of international cooperation", which the founders of the CIHEAM wished to promote.


More than 40,000 persons have been trained by the CIHEAM since 1962.

Approximately 5,200 students enrolled for a Masters Degree from 2003/2004 to 2014/2015. 80% of them came from Member States of the CIHEAM and 50% have received a scholarship or a mobility grant.

Almost 10,200 persons have completed a short-term specialised training course from 2004/2005 to 2014/2015. Approximately 45% of them were grantees and approximately 75% came from Member States of the CIHEAM.

Therefore, over a decade, almost 15,000 persons have participated in the CIHEAM’s training devices.