CRB-Anim will promote training for an optimal management of genetic resources, which is not enough developed at the undergraduate level. University of Tours currently proposes two undergraduate programmes : one on farming procedures applied to goat breeding and one on animal products (30-35 students each year). The link with CRB-Anim will be done through the potential uses of a cryobank for a farmer and for the development of high quality products and niche markets.
Specific action :
University of Tours will create a new professional undergraduate degree devoted to biotechnology of reproduction, that will be also open as continuous training for employees working in the field of human or animal reproduction. This new degree will be developed in partnership with companies, periods of practical training will alternate between the University and companies, the target is to train 20-25 students.