The Department of Law, Politics and International Studies of the University of Parma has been recognized by the Ministry of University and Research as a 'Department of Excellence'
The Department of Law, Politics and International Studies of the University of Parma has been recognised by the Ministry of University and Research as a 'Department of Excellence' for the five-year period 2023-2027. This is a prestigious recognition (alike with those obtained by ALIFARM and SCUSA), but in this case with a very special focus, which further enhances the University's Food Project.
The 'heart' of the Department of Excellence, in fact, will be the implementation of the 'Food for Future' (F4F) project, which aims to create an attractive and excellent centre for research, teaching, internationalisation and outreach dissemination. This will be done in relationship with the economic sectors and the institutions operating in the field of food regulation, in a perspective strongly focused on food sustainability and innovation. In particular, F4F intends: to analyse the legal and social implications related to food; to search for original regulatory solutions, capable of stimulating technical-scientific innovation as well as the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the agri-food sector; and to guarantee high standards of health, environment and consumer protection (food safety). The project also aims to integrate, in an interdisciplinary and synergetic perspective, the various legal profiles relevant to food regulation - from agricultural and agri-food law to constitutional, comparative, intercultural, international and EU, industrial, labour and private law - with contributions from political economy, sociology and international politics.
With the funding obtained, more than 6 million euros, the Department of Law, Politics and International Studies will therefore be able to enhance its attractiveness - both internationally and nationally - by hosting highly prestigious Visiting Professors. It will also implement new forms of experiential teaching within the already active courses of study; set up a Master's Degree Course in English; and collaborate in an interdisciplinary manner with the other University Departments.