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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course details
Degree course type Second cycle degree D.M. 270/2004
Av2293
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Degree course code AV2293
Activated in 2016/17
Year of degree course structure 2016/17
Class (Ministerial field of study code) LM-69 - Agriculture
Degree issued
Branch Legnaro
Language English
Degree course tracks "SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE" [001LE]
"CROP AND SOIL" [002LE]
"PLANT HEALTH" [003LE]
Related degree courses --
Other degree courses within the same class    AG0063 - AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Degree programme regulations Regulations Rector's decree and regulations, issued on 31/05/2017 with RD n. 1839/2017
Annex 1 General description of educational activities
Annex 2 Study progression and proposed educational activities (course units, contact hours, credits, relevant subject areas, teaching-learning methodology, etc.)
Annex 3 Plans of studies (tracks) which do not require further approval by the Degree Course Council

Brief description of the degree course
Characteristics and objectives
According to FAO, sustainable agriculture is an integrated system that aims to nurture healthy ecosystems and support the sustainable management of land, water and natural resources, while ensuring world food security.
The M.S. degree in Sustainable Agriculture aims to provide advanced knowledge in the field of agricultural systems as well as skills to develop and manage sustainable production systems. The context of the topics covered is international, having as its main area of investigation warm-temperate environments at a global level. The graduate in Sustainable agriculture must work to achieve food security objectives associated with improving the quality and wholesomeness of food products. The graduate must know the issues related to biodiversity, global change and ecosystem services, which are analyzed according to a systemic and adaptive approach, considering also the traceability of processes.
To address the global challenges, students are equipped with a wide learning platform, and are able to make comparisons between different production systems at the international level in terms of environmental, socio-economics, and regulatory environments. With the aim of strengthening this global approach to sustainability and food security, the degree program has been included in an internationalization project in collaboration with the University of Georgia, USA, which enables students to achieve a dual degree in “Sustainable Agriculture” (Italy) and “Crop and Soil Science” (USA) and partecipate at the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees for the double degree in PLANT HEALTH IN SUSTAINABLE CROPPING SYSTEMS, Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 1.

The training course in Sustainable Agriculture, lasting two years, includes two main areas of study:
1) Production: training in the areas of agronomy, crop and animal productions, soil science, plant breeding, and integrated management of pests and diseases, all aimed at the sustainability of the production process and its social implications;
2) Technology: training in the areas of management and protection of air-soil-water, use of biomass of agricultural plants and animals, land management, and management of the production process (at different geographic scales) considering both innovative technologies and socio-economic aspects.
Learning is based on active studies covering activities in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the field as well as the possibility of using the contribution of Italian and foreign teachers, and industry experts that can provide specific case studies. The program offers intensive individual tutoring of students, as well as the opportunity to intern for six months, in companies in the public and private sectors, possibly abroad, for the study of cases of excellence in preparation of the thesis.

Occupational opportunities
The graduate in Sustainable Agriculture, thanks to an extensive basic training, combined with a methodological approach aimed at problem-solving, attains a versatile and flexible knowledge. For this he/she is able to perform a wide range of activities in a professional and efficient manner:
1) Operate internationally by conducting activities of planning, management, monitoring, coordination and training in agricultural production processes to meet the needs of the international market;
2) Be involved in activities of experimentation and research in both the public and private sectors (eg. Biotechnology companies);
3) Fill a position or interact with international organizations such as FAO, EU and World Bank;
4) Be involved in the transfer of technologies (innovation broker);
5) Manage technical and international business related to agricultural products and processing, and related to agricultural mechanization;
6) Play an active role in private and public structures aimed at land management and the management of water resources, including historical, cultural and landscape values of agricultural land;
7) Collaborate in the establishment and operation of projects in basic and applied research in the field of agricultural production in the international arena.

Admission
Admission type Open access with admission requirements
number of non-EU students resident abroad 30
        of which Chinese ("Marco Polo" Programme) 5
Minimum number of pre-enrollments on which the activation of the Course of Study depends   --
Enrollment as a part time student yes
Fees Fees for A.Y. 2018/19

Admission tests and pre-selections
Updated on 16/10/2018, at 07:30
Test Submission of applications Number of
applicants
of which applied as 1st choice
"Sustainable Agriculture - a.y. 2018/19 - only FOREIGN qualifications" expired on 12/06/2018 49 49
"Sustainable Agriculture - only ITALIAN qualifications" expired on 01/10/2018 23 23


Links
Ministerial websites Universitaly
Academic reference structures School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Chair of the Degree Course Teachers' Council FRANCESCO MORARI

Evaluation of Teaching
A.Y. 2016/17:

Accreditation and Assessment Team Members
Docente MORI NICOLA
Docente SELLA LUCA
Presidente GAV MORARI FRANCESCO
Stakeholder TRETTENERO ANNA
Studente SARTORI FELICE
Studente TANCREDI MARIA TERESA

Course units available for each Academic Year of the degree course
Please note:
  1. Click on "Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19" to see the details of the course units provided for in your study plan.
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Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
002LE AVP5073737 8 1st Year First
semester
ENG ANTONIO BERTI
001LE AVP5073737 8 1st Year First
semester
ENG ANTONIO BERTI
COMMON AVP5073600 8 1st Year First
semester
ENG SAMUELE TRESTINI
001LE AVP5073817 4 1st Year First
semester
ENG FRANCESCO PIROTTI
003LE AVP5073857 4 1st Year First
semester
ENG LORENZO FURLAN
COMMON AVP5073537 6 1st Year First
semester
ENG MAURIZIO BORIN
001LE AVP5073778 6 1st Year First
semester
ENG LUCA SELLA
COMMON AVP5073577 8 1st Year Second
semester
ENG FRANCESCO MORARI
COMMON AVP5073558 6 1st Year Second
semester
ENG
COMMON AVP5073598 8 1st Year Second
semester
ENG GIANNI BARCACCIA
COMMON AVP5073559 8 1st Year Second
semester
ENG FRANCESCO MARINELLO
COMMON AVP5073578 6 1st Year Second
semester
ENG ANDREA SQUARTINI
003LE AVP5073937 6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG
001LE AVP5073918 6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG
003LE AVP5073940 5 2nd Year First
semester
ENG
003LE AVP5073938 6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG
003LE AVP5073941 6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG
001LE AVP8084120 6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG
001LE AVP5073878 6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG
003LE AVP5073942 6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG
001LE AVP5073877 6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG
002LE AVP5073877 6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG
001LE AVP5073917 6 2nd Year Second
semester
ENG

Languages
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
003LE AVP5073958 1 2nd Year First
semester
ENG

Other activities
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
002LE AVP5073858 8 1st Year First
semester
ENG FRANCESCO MORARI

Final examination
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
003LE AVP5070344 30   Annual ENG
001LE AVP5073780 38   Annual ENG
002LE AVP5073837 40   Annual ENG
003LE AVP7080700 1   First
semester
ITA CARLO DUSO