As you may know, the accreditation of National Master Diplomas, recognized by the French Government, has once again become a monopoly of public institutions.
To that effect, the General Directorate for Higher Education and Professional Integration (DGESIP) had asked us in a letter dated March 2, 2015 to be officially appointed to a public institution. As a result, the Université de Picardie Jules Vernes (UPJV) reviewed our Masters degrees in Plant Breeding (taught in EN) and in Management of Urban Food Security (taught in FR) and agreed to add them to their academic programs.
However, given that this accreditation will be effective as of September 2018, we have decided not to run the Masters in Management of Urban Food Security in 2017-2018 but rather to postpone until September 2018. All sixty candidates that had applied for 2017-2018, as well as our main partners and speakers have been notified of that delay.