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.

Details

  • 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.

Presentation on ISP