About the summer school

The aim of the Summer School is to offer a variety of lectures dealing with different subjects, which provide a strong multidisciplinary environment regarding food quality and health. This Summer School program “Food & Health” focusses on the most relevant aspects of food quality and human nutrition in order to understand how they are related and how they affect human health through dietary habits.

The Summer School is structured according to a specific pattern, and develops two topics:

  • Food quality: from farm to table
  • Food quality and human health

The Summer School will be held in Padova.
An intensive program of lectures is offered as well as a number of other activities, which are organized in Padova and nearby. ECTS credits will be attributed to students who pass the final exam.
Field trips have been organized to visit Italian wineries and food industries located in the Veneto region.
The speakers are professors from the University of Sydney and the University of Padova, representatives of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) and NAS (special department of the Carabinieri police force which protects public health and safety).
Rosario Rizzuto, Rector of the University of Padova, Richard Miles, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education – Enterprise and Engagement) of the University of Sydney, and Greg French, Australian Ambassador to Italy, will also participate.