VITAGLOBAL- A Global Network for Agricultural Sciences and Viniviticulture: Internationalising through Joint Programmes

Unibo structure involved: Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Scientific manager: Andrea Versari
Unibo Team: Cecilia Bellettato, Romina Kniaz

Action type: Capacity Building in higher education
Project Reference: 598507-EPP-1-2018-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Start Date: 15/11/2018
End Date: 14/11/2021

Total: 924.859,00 €
UNIBO: 55.896,00 €

Coordinator: Universitat Rovira I Virgili (Es)

  • Asociacion Observatorio De Las Relaciones Union Europea America Latina (Ue/Al) (Es)
  • Universidad De La Republica (Uy) 
  • Stellenbosch University (Za) 
  • Cape Peninsula University Of Technology (Za) 
  • Universidad Nacional De Jujuy (Ar) 
  • Asociacion De Universidades Grupo Montevideo (Uy) 
  • Universite De Bordeaux (Fr)
  • Universidad Nacional De Cuyo (Ar) 
  • Universidad De Talca (Cl)
  • Universidad De Chile (Cl)
  • Georgian Technical University (Ge)
  • Universidad Nacional De Chilecito (Ar)
  • Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University (Ge) 
  • Agencia Nacional De Evaluacion De La Calidad Y Acreditacion (Aneca) (Es)
  • Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (IT)
  • Universidade Do Porto (Pt)

VitaGlobal brings together university partners and networks from diverse regions (Europe, Georgia, South America and South Africa) interested in contributing to local development by building joint study programmes in agricultural science science and, specifically, vitiviniculture, which are of strategic economic importance to their countries and regions. The project willbuild capacity to develop joint programmes in vitiviniculture and oenology at the masters level, which is seen as a means to internationalise and integrate curricula, widen mobility opportunities for students and staff and ultimately internationalise the university contribution to local development. Work groups looking at specific expertise from each partner in the viticulture sector will develop study modules, in collaboration with local industry partners, which will be piloted in existing programmes of partner universities. Multi-lateral knowledge transfer and training events will be provided to teaching and administrative staff of partner universities, to generate teaching and administrative capacity in joint programmes. A diverse international network of higher education institutions with a common interest to contribute to local development and a shared commitment to agri-science, vitiviniculture and oenology will be an outcome, which will sustain collaborative activities after the project.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union