The master course in Agricultural Biotechnologies for Agri-food supply chains
The master course in Agricultural Biotechnologies for Agri-food supply chains prepare students to understand and apply biotechnology at the main and urgent societal challenges, such as food security, well-being, health and prosperity of rural areas, ecological transition of the food system and climate change mitigation.
The innovative and multidisciplinary approach of the course allows acquiring both theoretical and empirical knowledge in a plurality of fields of sciences, which encompass the management of agri-food systems, their impact on ecosystems and the advanced molecular and genetic biotechnologies.
The course is characterized by combination of lectures with practical activities, such as laboratory and field studies. THE COURSE is structured in twelve compulsory exams, two courses chosen by the student based on their vocational preferences, six additional credits for English language and internship, and twenty-four credits to prepare the final dissertation.
Graduates in Agricultural Biotechnology for agri-food supply chains will be able to operate:
- Developing solutions to enhancing the resilience of agri-food systems to main current and future challenges (i.e. climate change, natural capital depletion; population growth);
- Sustainable management of processes in the agri-food chain;
- Crop breeding and cultivar selection at companies in the sector;
- Experimental assisted and advanced conventional genetic improvement;
- Certification of food products and industrial transformation;
- Education at training centres, schools and universities;
- Research and development centres specialized in competitiveness and sustainability of agri-food supply chain