INFORMATION FOR FACULTY

Information for Faculty

Our incredible guest faculty make the Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology Program possible. We are extremely grateful for your time and dedication to promoting conservation through education. Our courses are taught as intensive short-term modules, which typically involve 8-10 contact hours per day over 12 days. As a professor, please design your course as you see fit to best transfer knowledge and skills, but please keep in mind Gorongosa National Park and its buffer zone are your classroom—we would like to facilitate as many field activities as you see fit for your course. You can teach in English or Portuguese, and we request that you provide the students’ final grades within a week of completing your course.
This is a link to the program’s curriculum. Please see the list of courses offered and communicate with the Gorongosa staff  – ciencia@gorongosa.net – to know where your course fits in the current academic sequence. We strive to create a cohesive curriculum in which courses build-on and reinforce each other in spite of the distance between our faculty members.
For those of you who are acting as thesis advisors, please understand that our students benefit immensely from your guidance. Mentorship can be a challenge when professors live far from their students, so we recommend you have monthly Skype conversations with your student and their Gorongosa academic advisor in order to ensure students are on-track to produce high quality work. Because of the nature of long-distance advising, we ask our student advisors and students to sign a contract to ensure effective communication.

Academics

We aim to become an internationally recognized M. Sc. program dedicated to training competent and capable biologists and conservation leaders in Mozambique. Learn More. 

Admissions

Thank you to all the applicants for the 2020-2022 cohort of the master’s program!  We received many great applications. We are currently closed for admissions. 

Faculty

The Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology faculty consists of a talented, knowledgeable team of professors who generously donate their time to teach intensive courses in the master’s curriculum. List of faculty here. 

Information for Faculty

Our incredible guest faculty make the Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology Program possible. We are extremely grateful for your time and dedication to promoting conservation through education. More information here. 

Our Consortium Partners

The Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology Program is made possible through partnerships with three Mozambican institutions, the Universidade LúrioUniversidade Zambeze, and the Instituto Superior Politécnico de Manica, in partnership with the Universidade de Lisboa. Read more here. 

Student Life

Students in the Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology Program have the rare privilege of calling Gorongosa National Park their home for two years. Read more. 

Student Research

Our students conduct their thesis research on an impressive variety of topics in Gorongosa National Park and its buffer zone. See here for a list of current research projects, and films about their work. 

Our Mission

Our Mission

Advance an integrated multi-partner approach to conservation and to people-centred development. The Gorongosa Project protects the Park’s biodiversity and ecosystem services and unlocks its economic potential for the community inhabitants of the Gorongosa Buffer Zone, Sofala Province, Mozambique and further afield.

Our Vision

A thriving, biodiversity-rich, Greater Gorongosa conservation landscape, which supports Sofala Province as an engine for resilient and sustainable development enabling nature experiences and wellbeing for its people, enriching all of Mozambique and the world.

A Park for Peace

On 1 August, 2019 a historic ceremony was held in Gorongosa to celebrate the Cessation of Hostilities Accord between the leaders of the Government of Mozambique and the opposition Renamo Party. The accord established Gorongosa National Park (GNP) as a ‘Park for Peace’, delivering human development to the communities that share the greater landscape.