French gemmological education centre, the University of Nantes, has announced plans to teach its advanced gemmology program, also known as DUG (Diplôme d'Université de Gemmologie), in English for the first time.
Teaching will be done in English from November 6 to December 8, 2017, followed by examinations in spring 2018 to offer convenience for international students.
Based in the Upper Brittany region of Western France, the University of Nantes offers a number of courses with an emphasis on nurturing laboratory gemmologists. Students on the DUG Diploma will learn how to use lab tools, such as infrared, Raman and UV-visible spectrometers and a scanning electron microscope (SEM), under the tutelage of expert gemmologists.
To complete the course, students are required to submit a short scientific study on a gemmological topic of their choice. This is then followed by an oral presentation, giving students the chance to discuss their work in more detail.
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