UNU-FTP draws expertise from academia and the fishing industry to assist fellows in studies of great importance to their home countries.
From the day the United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP) was established here in Iceland, Matís has handled the specialist training in Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing. During their training in Quality Management and Fish Processing, students receive daily lectures from specialists at Matís and are given assignments under their supervision. Students that stand out may be offered to enter the Master or Ph.D. programmes at the University of Iceland or universities in other countries. The connections that have been established between Matís and the United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme mean a great deal both to Iceland and to our company. Through this cooperation, Matís has received projects in many developing countries directly through partnership with the United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme and former students. For example, our courses have been held in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and in other emerging markets.