Industry Community Project

General overview

The project is in collaboration with the University of Sydney. It aims to connect students with different educational and disciplinary backgrounds through the development of a case study.

The course provides soft skills development, relationship and collaboration skills, group work, problem-solving approach, in order to promote professional growth and integration into the world of work.

How it works

Students are divided into heterogeneous groups of five students (Italian and Australian): each group is composed by students with different scientific backgrounds to promote interaction between diversified disciplinary fields.

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ICPU editions

  The future of milk

"The future of milk" in collaboration with the University of Padova, held at the University of Sydney

  • Period: 4th-22nd February 2019
  • ECTS: 6
  • Participants: 25 selected students from the University of Padova and 25 selected students from the University of Sydney
  • Projects and partners, general overview

  Food and Health

"Food and Health" in collaboration with the University of Sydney, held at the University of Padova, in partnership with Brazzale Italy

  • Period: 24th June-9th July 2019
  • ECTS: 6
  • Participants: 25 selected students of the University of Padova and 25 selected students of the University of Sydney

Food systems and human health are inextricably linked, and depend on trust and agreement between all actors in the food value chain as well as adequate world food policy frameworks. The rates of non-communicable diseases have increased rapidly in recent years, particularly in developed countries and in urban areas of countries with economies in transition. Virtually all of these disorders are diet-related and, not surprisingly, do not respond well to the pharmaceutical model that characterises today's health care paradigm. Therefore, promoting better nutrition is a major goal in order to reduce non-communicable disease. Brazzale (est. 1784), is the oldest Italian dairy company and you will be exposed to the Italian food production system through visits to a range of farms, food and beverage processors and manufacturers including dairy, pasta and prosecco. In this project, you will look at smart food or food designed for health and wellness as it is the fastest growing food and beverage category resulting from a sharp rise in non-communicable chronic diseases.

Call for applications (Italian website) - Deadline: 6th May 2019

International Office

Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego n.1, 2nd floor - 35131 Padova,
Tel. +39 049 827 7405 (Elisabetta Zanaga)
E-mail: international.office@unipd.it