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Improvement and Protection of Mountain Environments  Valorizzazione e tutela dell'ambiente e del territorio montano

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L-25 Agriculture and forestry industry
Application and Admission Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply
Course Duration 3 years
Course Attendance Not mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location Didactic Centre - via Morino 8 - Edolo (Brescia)
Head of Studies Gian Battista Bischetti
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Course Objectives

The degree programme in the Valuation and Protection of Mountain Environments is designed to equip graduates with a basic grounding in the main sectors of agricultural and forest sciences, in addition to the methodologies of scientific investigation and experimentation.

Graduates are qualified to assume technical, managerial and professional roles in the sphere of agrobiology and related technologies.

The course equips graduates with:  

  • a good basic knowledge of the agroforestry mountain sector
  • the ability to engage in various aspects of the organisation of mountain production activities, with particular reference to the protection of territorial balance, environmental defence and rural development
  • good communication and information management competences and tools
  • the ability to work as part of a group with a set degree of autonomy, and to quickly integrate themselves into working environments.

Career and Employment

Graduates in the Valuation and Protection of Mountain Environments can pursue careers in the following sectors: agrozootechnical and forest productions, technical assistance, public and private administration, research and teaching.

Graduates possess competences in:

  • the technical and economic management of agricultural and forestry resources and their interrelationships with other sectors (craftsmanship, commerce, tourism, etc.)
  • integrated development projects, with particular reference to upland farms
  • soil conservation, particularly in relation to environmentally friendly procedures and the management of protected areas and nature parks
  • the management of eco-sustainable tourism and farm holiday activities
  • the development of historic and cultural alpine resources
  • the production and use of agroforestry products
  • the management of multifunctional zootechnical and pastoral activities
  • the marketing of typical mountain products
  • technical assistance for upland farms.