Start Date:

October 1-6, 2023



5 days + warm up and follow up



University of Parma


Course Aim:

This intensive school, dedicated to PhD students in Food related sciences, is nothing like what you’ve experienced before!

You will live 5 full days in a beautiful retreat in the countryside of Parma and will dive deep in a full and immersive experience, learning how to become a leader in your field and an effective communicator. The course will include active simulations and role playing, meetings with pioneers and research and industrial leaders in the field.


The PhD School will be activated in the event of reaching minimum 10 participants.

The enrolment fee for participants is partially covered by the funds obtained within the “high-level training projects in the technological, economic and cultural field for a European region of knowledge and attractiveness” (Managerial determination n.19459 / 2021 of the Emilia-Romagna Region).

The candidates selected for enrolment in the school will have to cover the cost of 1.000,00€, inclusive of the boarding in shared room by the facility where the school will take place (from 1st October evening to 6th October afternoon).

More information on the location of the course will be available soon.

Find all the details in the call (below).



To apply, fill out the form in "Enrollment" from 3 April 2023 to 12 p.m. (Italian time) of 1 June 2023.




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The course will be free of cost, but the students will have to cover the accommodation costs and the meals for the week.

All participants and teachers will be hosted in a beautiful retreat in the countryside of Parma where the course and all the activities will take place.


Faculty Members:



Prof. Daniele Del Rio

Department of Food and Drugs

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PHOODER Project Coordinator & Course Instigator



Dr. Daniela Martini 

University of Milan

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Course Coordinator