Course organisation

On this page you can see how the degree course is organised

Course President

Prof. Marco Ferretti| Tel: 0521.902334

The President convenes and chairs the Course Council and supervises its activities.

Course Council

The tasks of the Course Council are governed by the University Degree Course Regulations.
The Council consists of the course professors/instructors and researchers as well as a student representative.
Student representatives: Valeria Majo, Francesco Michelangelo Del Bene Errico, Rita Briamonte, Marco Romagnoli, Matteo Dalla Valle

Quality Assurance Manager (RAQ)

Prof. Giulio Tagliavini

The RAQ:

  • works with the course president and the director of the department on planning improvement actions and controls their implementation;
  • monitors the correct performance of teaching activities and support services;
  • informs the course president of any problems concerning the correct performance of teaching activities, which may also be based on any student feedback.

Education Manager (MQD)

Mrs Barbara Violi

The Education Manager ensures the organisation and functionality of educational aspects of the degree course, manages and updates the content of the degree course website

Review Group (RG)

  • Prof. Marco Ferretti (Course President)
  • Prof. Giulio Tagliavini (RAQ)
  • Prof. Lucia Poletti (Member)
  • Mrs Barbara Violi (MQD)
  • Mrs Valeria Majo (Student Representative)

The GdR:

  • has the task of guiding  the course towards the objective of continually improving results
  • it manages the self-assessment process by periodically monitoring the course data, detecting strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective and improvement actions.

Guidance delegate and tutoring

Guidance and tutoring activities support students in their choice of university pathway and throughout their studies.

International Student Mobility Committee

The Committee manages student mobility (incoming and outgoing) in relation to all international exchange programmes (Erasmus Plus, Overworld etc.).

Composizione della Commissione e referenti

Career guidance delegates

Prof. Chiara Panari

The Delegate organises and promotes initiatives aimed at facilitating the entry of graduates and graduating students into the world of work

Contact person for students with disabilities, Specific Learning Difficulties (DSA) or vulnerable groups

Prof. Beatrice Ronchini

The course contact person for the vulnerable groups works in close collaboration with CAI (Centro Accoglienza e Inclusione) on the reception, assistance, social integration and rights of people with disabilities, Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) and Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee, which is made up of a panel of professors/instructors from the degree courses and representatives from the world of work, a group of managers and experts from leading Italian industrial and commercial companies, auditing firms and chartered accountants, ensure that the content of the degree course is always in line with the demands of the world of work. 

The Steering Committee includes the following representatives of FOOD SYSTEMS:

  • FIERE DI PARMA S.p.A. - Chairman
  • PARMAFOOD GROUP S.p.A. - Chairman
  • GRUPPO VALSOIA S.p.A. - Managing Director 
  • CONSORZIO CASALASCO - Managing Director 
  • CAVIT - Managing Director 
  • CREDIT AGRICOLE S.p.A. - Head of Marketing and Agri-food Development
  • DELICIUS RIZZOLI SPA - Managing Director
  • DESPAR Italia - General Manager

and the following professors:

The Committee meets to:

(i) perform a comparison and advisory function, helping the teaching staff to design training activities and educational paths that take into account the training of the skills required by the labour market;

(ii) foster the link between universities and companies in order to better understand the expectations of young people and facilitate their entry into the world of work;

(iii) stimulate the development of collaborations concerning internship activities, guidance and support for graduates for their entry into the world of work.

Joint Committee of Teachers and Students - CPDS

Each department establishes a Joint Committee of Teachers and Students (CPDS) consisting of one lecturer and one student from each course of study pertaining to the department.

The CPDS is a permanent observatory on teaching activities.