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Gastronomic Sciences

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

The Degree Course in Gastronomic Sciences aims to train the professional figure of the Gastronome. The Gastronome is able to manage the food and wine peculiarities of the territory and promote them by identifying opportunities and conveniences; moreover, he is a professional capable of analyzing food and wine systems consisting of the processes of production, transformation, and consumption of food, within the framework of knowledge also of aspects related to historical, artistic, environmental, social, biological and nutritional components. The figure of the Gastronome takes on a crucial role particularly in Italy, a country where the agri-food sector is a key sector of the economy and invests heavily in promoting its typical products. In fact, of the more than 3 thousand PDO, PGI, and TSG products existing in Europe, more than 800 are Italian. In addition, the Degree Course in Gastronomic Sciences aims to promote and enhance the Mediterranean Diet, which has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

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What do you learn?

The graduate in Gastronomic Sciences acquires highly professionalizing knowledge, methodologies, and techniques with specific reference to the food and wine sector in order to practice the profession of Gastronome. As part of the degree program, one learns about the basic scientific, technical, and nutritional aspects of food and the development of historical, anthropological, and psychological skills related to the world of food. The Gastronomic Sciences graduate matures an empirical knowledge of the Gastronomic Sciences through a structured program of educational trips, internships, and apprenticeships with national and international destinations.

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What can you do with it?

The employment potential of the professional figure of the graduate in Gastronomic Sciences is manifold and ranges from the world of production (production, processing, conservation companies in the agri-food sector) to the world of distribution (small and large-scale food distribution, including e-commerce, mass catering, and catering) including companies in the world of gastronomy (restaurants, stores, wine shops, etc.). Given the skills of the professional figure, communication activities (media, advertising sector, promotion of the territory and the food and wine supply chain) and collaboration with national and international institutions, governmental and non-governmental, operating in the fields of agribusiness, nutrition, and development of the territory and tourism are also among the possible employment outlets. The graduate in Gastronomic Sciences can enroll in Master's and Master's degree programs at the undergraduate level.