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Master in Cooperation for Sustainable Agrifood Development (COSAD)


Online University of Milan    Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Full time October MA 1 year 02 October 2022

About the course

Overview

“The flapping of the wings of a butterfly can be felt on the other side of the world” Chinese Proverb

We live in an intertwined world and political instability in a region can have global consequences. This is what we witness with the Russian-Ukranian conflict that has jeopardized food security worldwide. 

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Entry Requirements

The Master is designed to welcome and train students who proficiently speak English language and have a basic background (3-year degree or equivalent) in at least one of the subjects listed: Biotechnology; Biological sciences; Agricultural and forestry science and technology; Agro-food science and technology; Science and Technology for Environment and Nature; Zootechnics and Animal Production Technologies; Economic sciences; Economics and business management sciences; Spatial Planning, Urban Planning, Landscape and Environmental Sciences; Geography; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Political and International Relations Sciences; Social Sciences for Cooperation, Development and Peace. Humanistic and Technical background may also admitted, after motivational interviewing.


Fees

The Master’s standard fee is € 4.000.

Scholarship covering 50% or 75% of the total fee are available and will be assigned upon evaluation of students’ income and merit.

 Course Content

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Student Profile(s)

Pietro De Marinis

Pietro, why did you choose international cooperation with a focus in agri-food?

It is because I think that the way we develop the agri-food system reflects the primary relationship between human beings and the ecosystem.
The experience of a student in agri-food development cooperation, therefore, represents an unparalleled opportunity to learn how to deal with the main human problem of all times (sustainable food security and sovereignty) by collaborating with other cultures and traditions!

Hassana Linjouom Ayiagnigni

Hassana, according to you, why should someone choose to become an international cooperation expert?

Because many countries are still in a situation where food security and sovereignty are not guaranteed despite the potential of their family farms and agroecological systems.
Development policies and international cooperation should act in synergy with those directly involved in order to value family farms, acknowledge the rightness of their needs and invest at the level of their requirements. So that, the rural and agricultural world will be transformed and turned more attractive in order to “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all” (SDG Goals Goal 8).

Martina Vittoria Bettoni

Martina, why did you choose international cooperation?

I think it is because international cooperation represents for me the only tool to unify world development and allow us to create a network of knowledge that can include all the people of the world in order to collaborate to find the best possible solutions to the problems of our planet.

Scholarships

Eligible candidates must have a 3-year bachelor's degree.
Eligible candidates are citizens coming from Italy or other countries, who are currently in particularly poor and developing countries for cooperation activities (a certification from the hosting organization will be requested.)
According to the Decree of the Italian Minister of University and Research of 12/02/2021, poor and developing countries are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For these students, the benefit is set at 50% (2,000 euros) of the total enrolment fee (four grants are available) and will be assigned to those who show disadvantaged economic conditions, as declared within the ISEE form presented (or by self-certification/income statement according to national regulations), in compliance with the academic merit established by the score of the admission ranking.

Value of Scholarship(s)

2.000,00 EURO equal to 50% of the Master fee.

Eligibility

Eligible candidates must have a 3-year bachelor's degree.
Eligible candidates are citizens coming from Italy or other countries, who are currently in particularly poor and developing countries for cooperation activities (a certification from the hosting organization will be requested.)

Application Procedure

Candidates have to make their requests explicit during the admission procedure which must be submitted by 3 October 2022 as follows:
1) Register on the University portal through the page https://registrazione.unimi.it/reg_utenti_esterni/registrazione/form.html (this operation is not required for applicants already registered on the portal or for those who already have the University login credentials, such as Milan University students or graduates);
2) Use your credentials to access the online application procedure at https://cas.unimi.it/login?service=http://studente.unimi.it/ammissioni/a/master/checkLogin.asp;
3) Pay the non-refundable selection fee of € 50.00;
4) Upload the following documents in .pdf, .jpg or .rtf format: CV (specifying the degree held) and if any scholarships has been already awarded;
5) Admission tests (oral exam) will be held at 9:00 am on 19 October 2022. More info here: https://apps.unimi.it/files/bandi/call-2023-1-cooperation-for-sustainable-agri-food-development.pdf?04-JUL-22
6) The ranking of candidates admitted to the programme will be published online on 24 October 2022.

Please note that applicants will know the results of the scholarship granting procedure after the admission interviews that will take place on 19th, October 2022 After this date, the student will be able to decide whether to proceed with enrolment (and payment of the assigned registration fee).


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Eligible candidates are 3-years graduated students from poor and developing countries according to the D.M. 156 of 12/02/2021: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For these students, the benefit is set at 75% (3,000 euros) of the total enrolment fee (four grants are available) and will be assigned to those who show disadvantaged economic conditions, as evidenced by self-certification/income statement according to national regulations, in compliance with the academic merit established by the score of the admission ranking.

Value of Scholarship(s)

3.000,00 EURO equal to 75% of the Master fee.

Eligibility

Eligible candidates must have a 3-year bachelor's degree.
Eligible candidates are citizens from particularly poor and developing countries, as listed in the Decree of the Italian Minister of University and Research of 12 February 2021.

Application Procedure

Candidates have to make their requests explicit during the admission procedure.
Admission applications must be submitted by 3 October 2022 as follows:
1) Register on the University portal through the page https://registrazione.unimi.it/reg_utenti_esterni/registrazione/form.html (this operation is not required for applicants already registered on the portal or with the University login credentials, such as Milan University students or graduates)
2) Use your credentials to access the online application procedure at https://cas.unimi.it/login?service=http://studente.unimi.it/ammissioni/a/master/checkLogin.asp;
3) Pay the non-refundable selection fee of € 50.00;
4) Upload the following documents in .pdf, .jpg or .rtf format: CV (specifying the degree held) and if any scholarships has already been awarded;
5) Admission tests (oral exam) will be held at 9:00 am on 19 October 2022. More info here: https://apps.unimi.it/files/bandi/call-2023-1-cooperation-for-sustainable-agri-food-development.pdf?04-JUL-22 .
6) The ranking of candidates admitted to the programme will be published online on 24 October 2022.
Please note that applicants will know the results of the scholarship granting procedure after the admission interviews that will take place on 19th, October 2022 After this date, the student will be able to decide whether to proceed with enrolment (and payment of the assigned registration fee).


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