Course President

Prof. Filippo Arfini | Tel: 0521902496

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 Regulations

The Council consists of the course teaching staff and researchers and a student representative.

Quality Assurance Manager (RAQ)

Prof. Rosalia Filippini

The RAQ:

  • collaborates with the course President and the Department Director in the planning of improvement actions and monitors their implementation;
  • monitors the smooth running of teaching activities and support services;
  • informs the course President of any problem concerning the smooth running of teaching activities, also on the basis of students' reports.

Education Manager (MQD)

Mrs Barbara Violi

The manager ensures the organisation and functionality of the didactics of the study course and manages and updates the content of the study course website.

Review Group (GdR)

The Review Group:

has the task of guiding the study course towards the goal of continuous improvement of results manages the self-assessment process by periodically monitoring the course data, detecting strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective and improvement actions.

  • Prof. Filippo Arfini (Course President)
  • Prof. Rosalia Filippini (RAQ)
  • prof. Maria Cecilia Mancini (Course Professor)
  • Mrs Barbara Violi (MQD)
  • Doct. Elisa Franzo (Student rapresentative)
  • Doct. Irene Menna (Student rapresentative)

Guidance delegate and tutoring

Department Delegates:

Prof. Donata Tania Vergura (guidance)

Prof.ssa Maria Grazia Cardinali (Tutoring)

The advising and tutoring activities support students in their choice of university and throughout their studies.

Prof. Filippo Arfini (Referent for the specific orientation for the Course FOOD Quality)

International Student Mobility Committee

 The Committee manages student mobility (incoming and outgoing) in relation to all international exchange programmes (Erasmus Plus, Overworld etc.).
President: Prof. Maria Cecilia Mancini


Double degree: Prof. Fabio Landini

Erasmus: Prof. Donata Tania Vergura

Overworld: Prof. Andrea Cilloni

Career guidance delegate

Prof. Chiara Panari
The Delegate organises and promotes initiatives aimed at facilitating the entry of graduating and graduate students into the world of work.

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

Prof.ssa Beatrice Ronchini

The course contact person for vulnerable groups works in close cooperation with the CAI (University Welcome and Inclusion Centre) in the field of reception, care, social integration and rights of people with disabilities, Specific Learning Difficulties (DSA), Special Educational Needs (BES).

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee, consisting of a representation of course teaching staff members and representatives from the world of work, ensures constant liaison with the world of business and the world of work, in order to assess the progress of the Study Courses, to draw up proposals for the definition and design of the course catalogue and learning objectives, and to promote contacts for possible student internships in companies and institutions.

Steering Committee

► Councilor for productive activity - Municipality of Parma

Rpresentatives of following Institutions/Companies/Organisations:

► Unione Parmense degli Industriali

► Consorzio parma Alimentare

► Credit Agricole

► Consorzio Aceto Balsamico di Modena

► Rizzoli Delicius

► Parma Sostenibile

► Terre Ducali San Michele

► Consorzio Prosciutto di Parma


► Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano

► Strada del prosciutto

► Barilla

Lega Coop

and the Professors:

►Prof. Filippo Arfini –  Course President 

►Prof.ssa Maria Cecilia Mancini Professor of the Course

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.