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PhD program in Food and agricultural science, technology and biotechnology

XXXIII cycle - 2017/2018

Duration 3 years
Position 8 position available - 5 scholarships
Director/Coordinator Prof. Alessandro Ulrici
PhD website » www.steba.unimore.it
Nota One of the available places is reserved for employees of the Company specified in the Call (industrial doctorate).
Admission Expiration date 13/07/2017 at 13:00
Call for admission
Final ranking Published 11/09/2017
Enrollment deadline 21/09/2017 at 13:00:00

Scientific areas

AGR/02 (Agronomy and Herbaceous Cultivation), AGR/03 (General Arboriculture and Tree Cultivation), AGR/07 (Agrarian Genetics), AGR/11 (General and Applied Entomology), AGR/12 (Plant Pathology), AGR/15 (Food Sciences), AGR/16 (Agricultural Microbiology), AGR/18 (Animal Nutrition and Feeding), AGR/19 (Special Techniques for Zoology), BIO/18 (Genetics), BIO/10 (Biochemistry), BIO/19 (General Microbiology), CHIM/01 (Analytical Chemistry), CHIM/11 (Chemistry and Biotechnology of Fermentations), MED/42 (General and Applied Hygiene)

Admission requirements

Italian second level degree (laurea specialistica, under D.M. 509/99 or laurea magistrale, under D.M. 207/04) or Italian degree obtained prior to D.M. 13 509/99 or equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
More information available in the Call.


The research activity of the Doctorate concern production, processing, as well as quality and safety of food and other crops. Each topic is developed in a particular curriculum. A common path makes the knowledge diffusion within the courses easier.The funding availability and the consolidate collaborations with other research groups in Italy as abroad are the best guarantee of the high profile of the members of the doctorate.
Plant and animal production, including growing techniques, cattle breeding, pest control are the main topic of the curriculum of “Science, Technology, and Biotechnology in Agriculture”. Consumer and environment respect along with high quality production and food industry needs are the main concerns of these topics. The new applications of molecular genetics in agriculture are also extensively studied.Process and product innovation are the main topics of the curriculum “Food Science, Technology, and Biotechnology”. Food technology, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology are the main fields involved in these topics. Raw material quality and its attitude to processing is also matter of concern, as well as innovative food packaging technologies.

Employment opportunities
The researchers prepared have a strong preparation in the agro-food field, as well as in food safety. University or other research concerns, as well industry and production are some of their natural outlets. Our PhD has different expertise able to manage problems of his own field as well as to organize research on specific topics.


Three years (01/11/2017 - 31/10/2020)


The course venue is at Reggio Emilia.


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Based on a rigorous selection process, applications are processed once a year. The admissions will be open in May 2018 (refer to the Calls).

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Guide for admission application to Ph.D. programmes

Please complete the application form and submit it electronically following the application guide. A non-returnable administrative fee of 25 euro will be charged. The decision on admission as well as on financial support is published on the web.

For further information please contact

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e-mail: segr.postlaurea@unimore.it
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