First of its kind in Italy
Food production management is the first undergraduate programme of this kind in Italy, entirely focused on agri-food sustainability and its economic and environmental components.
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The programme in a nutshell
The English Undergraduate Degree in Food Production Management is the first undergraduate programme of this kind in Italy, entirely focused on the supply chains of dairy, cured meats, viticulture, cereals and horticultural produce. Specifically, the competences acquired can be applied to:
- the production, quality and sanitation in ‘made in Italy” husbandry;
- the transformation and conservation techniques of plant and animal products;
- food safety and legislation;
- the impact on environmental sustainability;
- aspects relating to the economic valorisation of agri-food products, with particular emphasis on those of Italian tradition and to the management of the enterprises.
Planning of educational activities first semester a.y. 2020/21
The Faculty teaches courses in two ways: though lectures and practical sessions. Lectures are held in the lecture halls and may include seminars presented by experts, with professors/instructors present. The practical sessions are held in the classroom, in a laboratory or in the field, and they may also include guided tours of businesses outside the University.
The Faculty offers three programmes taught entirely in English – one undergraduate and two graduate degree programmes – so all communications are issued in both Italian and English.
For the first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year, the teaching activities of the Faculty will follow the general policies of Università Cattolica.
The Faculty will use a dual mode of teaching as the principle method of course delivery; classes will be held in the lecture hall and can also be accessed via live streaming. Lessons will also be recorded and be subsequently accessible on the Blackboard platform in order meet the needs of students who for any reason cannot follow the lectures in real time.
All the classes in lecture halls at the Piacenza campus are guaranteed to be held without the need to use rotas. Since Cremona is a new venue, the timetabling of lecture rooms is not yet confirmed, but the aim of the Faculty is to guarantee classes in lecture halls for all students without using rotas.
Some courses, such as English language, ICT and a few others, will be taught in the form of online interactive lectures; recorded versions will always be available. Any lessons that have to be suspended (no more than 20%) will be recorded and accessible on the Blackboard platform.
The laboratory and workshop sessions will all be carried out on site with a rota for attendance, while practical sessions in lecture halls will either be delivered in dual mode or as online interactive lectures. Field activities and external visits will still be offered, although some may be replaced by webinars.
Course and final examinations will be held on campus where conditions allow this, or otherwise remotely. Dual mode exam sessions will also be possible, with some students attending on campus with the lecturers and other students connected by video link.
Students will be able to access classes remotely throughout the academic year, whatever changes may be made to public health regulations.
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Starting from September 2019, a new undergraduate programme in Food production management will be introduced.
The new programme, taught entirely in English, aims to instruct students in the innovative principles and techniques of Agriculture, from the fields to the table, to produce safe, sustainable and high quality food.
In particular, high quality “Made in Italy” products value chains will be used as study cases.
This English-taught programme targets both international students who wish to gain a thorough knowledge and practical experience on the application of the ‘Italian model’ along the agri-food value chain, and Italian students dedicated to pursuing an international career path commencing from their undergraduate experience.