Intensive Study Programme
What is the ISP?
Five top universities from across Europe and two companies in the agro-food business sector are joining together to build a competitive and intensive study programme to tackle agro-food problems. The ISP serves to:
- Provide students with key knowldege and skills needed to succesfully enter the European agro-food sector;
- Improve and broaden agro-food education while increasing cooperation between firms and universities;
- Disseminate experts' knowledge regarding economic aspects of the agro-food sector issues;
- Spur a dialog among different stakeholders of the agro-food sector.
Why is this important?
The agro-food industry plays an important role in the EU economy, generating 6% of the EU GDP and employing over 48 million people. However, there are many problems that need to be addressed to improve economic growth and competitiveness in the agro-food industry.
Problems that must be addressed are:
- Too few individuals develop sector specific qualifications at the university level.
- A gap exists between the skills that are actually required by employers and universities.
- Too little communication occurs among the relevant stakeholders.
- A one week intensive course including on-site company visits at Bozen, Italy (March 12th - 18th, 2017) worth 5 ECTS.
- A one week intensive course including on-site company visits at Bozen, Italy (March 13th - 19th, 2016) worth 5 ECTS.
- A one week intensive course at TUM (March 9th - 14th, 2015) worth 5 ECTS.
- Taught by academics and practitioners from partner universities and companies.
- One day excursion.