The International Horticultural Science (IMaHS) programme at the University of Bologna aims to prepare future Agriculture technicians with high skills and capable of work in the horticultural sector in a global and international context. Students will experience multidisciplinary training and research-led teaching in subjects covering the main aspects of horticultural production and the supply chain with particular attention to the environmental sustainability and social and economic protection (People-Planet Profit).
Students will experience multidisciplinary training and research-led teaching in subjects covering the main aspects of horticultural production and the supply chain. The programme will benefit from the collaboration with the horticultural industry. Students will have the opportunity to spend up to two semesters in one of the European partner universities and be entitled to earn a double degree.
The international degree programme IMAHS has been designed for highly motivated students and aims to form international-level professionals that will be qualified for designing, managing and assuring the quality of agricultural business along the whole production chain. The final aim is to allow future professionals to increase the sustainability of the production chain, from the environmental preservation and protection to the social and economical aspects (People-Planet-Profit).
Graduates may apply for positions in the management of the food production or transformation chain, in the organization of control systems and quality certification (traceability, system-, process- and product quality, hygienic assessment) of horticultural produce, in the organization of activities and projects linked to public intervention in horticulture, and in research and development for the improvement of technology and production.
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In order to successfully attend the Second-Cycle Degree in International Horticultural Science, prospective applicants should be in possess of basic knowledge about technological aspects related to vegetable crops and fruit tree production, genetics and biology, plant protection and mechanical engineering.
In addition, the fundamentals of agricultural economics, mathematics and statistics are suggested competences.
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Tuition fees are estimative. All students pay based on their Equivalent Financial Situation Indicator (ISEE), irrespective of the programme they enrol on.
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