UNIMORE – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia


Three-year degree

Agricultural and food sciences and technologies
The degree course forms professionals with a complete view of the agri-food chain. The course contents provide student knowledge of agricultural productions and food industry, addressed to the production of quality foods that also protects consumer health, seizing the innovations offered by modern technologies, respecting the environment and sustainability.

Master’s degrees
Food control and safety
The Master’s Degree Course in Food Control and Security provides specialized skills for the management and development of food production processes, which have as primary objective the achievement of quality and safety, through the optimization of the processes themselves and the management of Research and industrial development projects.

Integrated sustainability of agricultural systems
The master’s degree course in integrated sustainability of agricultural systems provides solid preparation in the characteristic disciplinary areas of agricultural sciences and technologies. This master’s degree will be able to plan and manage agricultural research and production with a broad vision of sustainability, developing and managing the innovation of businesses and agricultural supply chains, favouring its development even in territorial perspective.

Food Safety and Food Risk Management
Course among the University of Parma, the University of Bologna and with the University of Ferrara. Administrative office University of Parma.
Course delivered in English. The Master’s Degree Course in Food Safety and Food Risk Management is an inter university degree course delivered in English and aimed at Italian and foreign students who are interested in deepening the food safety assessment issues and risk management, including development and the implementation of safety name of agri-food productions. 

The development of global markets requires important challenges, such as the drafting of international agreements in health and phytosanitarian matters and those on the technical barriers related to the agreements in WTO (World Trade Organization), which require specialists in the agri-food sector with high knowledge acquired in An advanced and targeted study course to develop multidisciplinary scientific skills, in order to manage the risks and / or emerging risks of agri-food productions, guaranteeing the sustainability of the sector.

Research Doctorate in Food and Agricultural Science, Technology and Biotechnology
The doctoral course deals with the production, processing, quality and safety of raw materials and food. The teaching activity facilitates the transfer of knowledge through the course.

The high profile of the proposers, their consolidated collaboration with national and foreign research institutions and the availability of adequate funds guarantees the quality of the training offer. A part of the teachers mainly deals with the agricultural area, covering the various sectors of plant and animal productions, with particular attention to cultivation, breeding and fighting techniques, maximum respect for the environment, the consumer, the needs of the agri-food industry, biological properties of active ingredients and product quality. Molecular genetics, a powerful means of selection of varieties able to respond to these needs, completes skills.

Other teachers carry out their research mainly in the food sector, focusing attention on process and product innovation through the integrated use of food technologies, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, optimization and product and process monitoring, Evaluation of the quality of raw materials and their attitude to processing, innovative technologies in food packaging.




Remote management of vineyards with drones and robots to follow vine growth grape development, objective evaluation of grape maturation with smartphones thus allowing fine-tuning based on real needs, combining profitability, technology, tradition, excellence, typicality, and sustainability.

From vine pruning: design and realization of fixed-bed gasifiers to produce thermic and electric energy, and biochar – the latter capable of carbon sequestration and useful for the enhancement of soil fertility.

From grape juice extraction: recovery of substances of interest to the health sector and for bioplastic materials production; production of composite building materials and of ceramic materials with controlled porosity.

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(Flies4Value) ValoriBio

ValoriBio project aims to obtain value from the waste of the livestock supply chain (poultry manure) as well as from other organic waste, using insects, and namely Black Soldier flies. Its key goals are as follows: 

  • Designing and developing a demonstration plant to rear the black soldier flies (BSFs) on different organic substrates to produce prepupae and high quality compost;
  • Isolating and characterizing macromolecules from BSFs’ prepupae and optimizing the fractionation processes;
  • Planning, optimizing, and characterizing the physical properties of the bioplastics derived from the BSFs’ prepupae proteins and assessing their complete biodegradability at the end of the cycle;
  • Carrying out an agronomic analysis of the compost obtained to evaluate its quality (C/N ratio, nutritional elements and microbiologic analysis);
  • Evaluating the sustainability and feasibility of all production processes in terms of environmental performance (LCA).

Assessing the legal issue related to alternative uses of organic waste and the employment of insects in animal feed and human food.

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