About Fooder

Food University of Emilia-Romagna

Thanks to interactive educational models, we bridge the gap between academia and industry to promote innovation. We aspire to become a reference point for food, nutrition, health and sustainability.
Who we are

An private/public alliance for Education and Innovation in Food Systems

Fooder is a network of universities, firms and public bodies operating in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. We offer inter-university study programmes targeted at an international audience to prepare its students to face the complex challenges arising from the food sector.

Furthermore, Fooder works alongside leading food companies and integrates them in the design and implementation of its training programmes, ensuring the recruitment of highly qualified personnel upon course completion. Moreover, Fooder aims to become an incubator for innovative food start-ups over the next five-year period.

The purpose of the project

Growing global nutrition and food experts in the Italian food region par excellence.

Thanks to a new dedicated training platform that connects universities, businesses and institutions, Fooder seeks to respond to the current and future agri-food challenges, thus contributing to making the region Emilia-Romagna a globally recognised hub for training, study, and research in this sector.

Framing Food Issues

How to deal with the challenges of a complex system

The sustainable development of the agri-food system represents one of the most urgent challenges of our time. The only way to rise to it is to establish synergies between the world of training, research, businesses and public policies.

Emilia Romagna

The uniqueness of a regional context

The region Emilia-Romagna stands out for its significant experience in the international food context at three distinct levels: academic education, research centres, industrial network and food & wine culture in general.

Administrative Structure

Università degli studi di Parma
Via Università, 12 - 43121, Parma, Italy
VAT: 00308780345

Email us: info@fooderuniversity.it

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