CIHEAM offers its own educational provision, which complements the one of member countries’ national institutions. Diploma leading education is 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, CIHEAM awards a diploma supplement, as required under the Bologna process.

Two types of education

CIHEAM offers two types of education targeted to the Euro-Mediterranean countries agrifood sector professionals:

Programmes are devised in partnership with member countries’ Higher Education and Research Institutions and implemented in the CIHEAM's Institutes or in member country institutions, thereby 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 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. At the level of Masters of Science degree, over the period from 2003/2004 to 2014/2015, approximately 5,200 students participated, 80% of which come from Member States of the CIHEAM and 50% have received a scholarship or a mobility grant. With regards to short-term specialised training courses, over the period from 2004/2005 to 2014/2015, almost 10,200 persons have completed a course of the CIHEAM, with approximately 45% of grantees among them and approximately 75% coming from Member States of the CIHEAM. Therefore, over a decade, almost 15,000 persons have been integrated in the CIHEAM’s training devices.