Collaboration with The University of Gastronomic Sciences

The University of Gastronomic Sciences, founded in 2004 by the international non-profit association Slow Food in cooperation with the Italian regions of Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna, is a ministerial recognized, private non-profit institution. Its goal is to create an international research and education centre for those working on renewing farming methods, protecting biodiversity, and building an organic relationship between gastronomy and agricultural science. The result is a new professional figure—the gastronome—skilled in the production, distribution, promotion, and communication of high-quality foods.

Gastronomes are the next generation of educators and innovators, editors and multimedia broadcasters, marketers of fine products, and managers of consortia, businesses, and tourism companies. UNISG students, hailing from around the world, gain dynamic experiences in artisanal and industrial food production, thanks to complementary education in sciences and humanities, sensory training, and hands-on learning during study trips across five continents. To date, more than 2,000 students from 84 countries have studied or are studying at UNISG among them 17 students from Kenya (thanks to the scholarships offered by the University).