2018 | International School of Higher Education on food and nutrition in Parma

Here is the article published on http://parma.repubblica.it March 14, 2017 about the new project dedicated to the agri-food culture in 2018: the International School of Higher Education on food and nutrition.

"After the Technopole and the Pole of Innovation, Parma University Campus will be equipped with a new prestigious structure within two years: the International School of Higher Education on food and nutrition.

It's a real hub that will enable the emilian University to rank among the leading players for quality of training in the world. The project - which started thanks to the synergies between the association "Parma, io ci sto!" and University of Parma - was embraced by some of the most representative companies of the territory.

Barilla, Chiesi Farmaceutici, Fondazione Cariparma and Unione Parmense degli Industriali are among them. Two months after the launch of the project, a steady flow of other companies made their contribution: Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano, Mutti, Parmalat, Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma, CFT, Morris Profumi and IPQ - Parma Quality Institute. Overall, the private sector allocated 3.8 million euro added to the 4.7 million already allocated by the University.

The International School of Higher Education is part of the Food Project which has the aim of making Parma and Food Valley the world center of knowledge and innovation in the agri-food industry with benefits for citizens and companies of Italy. A teaching facility specialized in the postgraduate education with a high degree of internationalization.

The starting point is represented by the Department of Food Science which already has a great potential and the works to build the school soon will start and the school will be completed by 2018.

Meanwhile, the first notice has already started in January and is effective from February. It's to select the early teachers of international range who will teach in the institute and become part of the board of school, that is the governing body. Its characteristic is that some company exponents will be part of it with the aim to create an agreement between world of work and universities.

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