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Biotecnologie per la gestione ambientale e l'agricoltura sostenibile

Application fee €20 one-time

Application fee is non-refundable

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Overview

Presentation
The global warming and the consequent climatic changes have been mostly attributed to the emissions in the atmosphere of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) deriving from anthropic activities such as combustion of fossil fuels, agricultural activities, and modifications of use of soils; waste dispersion in the environment; intensive use of non-sustainable industrial processes.
A judicious exploitation of Earth’s resources requires their sustainable management through the development and application of innovative biotechnological processes that guarantee a low environmental impact of human activities.
The progressive integration of agricultural and environmental policies makes necessary to train a new figure of Biotechnologist, capable of assessing the effects of climate change on the environment and on primary agricultural production and at the same time capable of setting new, economical, and industrial models for eco-sustainable agricultural and industrial activities.

Objectives
The Master Course “Biotechnology for environmental management and sustainable agriculture (BIO-EMSA)” aims at training Biotechnologists capable of understanding the complex processes related to climate change and capable of managing and developing ecologically sustainable agricultural and industrial processes.
For training this new professional figure, a multidisciplinary training path has been designed, which comprises a significant number of laboratory activities.
In particular, the Master Course BIO-EMSA will provide students with the technical and scientific skills needed for:
• interpreting, at molecular and cellular scale, the effects of climate change on biological systems, particularly those of agricultural and forestry interest,
• developing and managing eco-compatible and sustainable farming activities aimed at crop and livestock production,
• designing and developing new biotechnological products and processes by means of eco-compatible bioprocesses.

Career opportunities

  • Agricultural enterprises interested in developing eco-sustainable crop and livestock productions.
  • Biotechnology companies operating in the production of bioenergy and biomolecules by means of low environmental impact bioprocesses.
  • Biotechnology companies operating in eco-sustainable waste management and nutrient recycling.
  • Companies involved in the treatment and recovery of degraded or polluted environments.
  • European Agencies and National Authorities responsible for drawing up regulations for the eco-sustainable management of crop and livestock production and regulations for patenting biotechnological products and processes.
  • Universities and research institutes operating in the fields of environmental and agricultural biotechnology.
  • Public and private laboratories operating in the environmental control.
    Italian, European and International Agencies, and NGOs working in the field of the environmental protection.
  • Graduates in the Master Course BIO-EMSA can apply for participating in the state examinations for accessing the Professional Directory of Doctors in Agronomy and Forestry (Albo degli Agronomi e Forestali), and for accessing the Professional Directory of Doctors in Biology (Albo dei Biologi).
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 12, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
30 Jun 2022 23:59:59
GMT

Applicants with a bachelor's degree awarded in Italy cannot apply via DreamApply. They have to contact the School of their intended master program.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 12, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
30 Jun 2022 23:59:59
GMT

Applicants with a bachelor's degree awarded in Italy cannot apply via DreamApply. They have to contact the School of their intended master program.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States