The core of CIHEAM Bari educational activity is the organization of Master courses for young students from CIHEAM country members and over. There is the option to follow 1-year programs (60 ETC), with the delivery of a CIHEAM Bari Master diploma, and 2-years programs (120 ETC), that include the completion of a research thesis, to gain the CIHEAM Master of Science diploma.
We host yearly a vibrant community of students from different countries, actively engaged on their studies, practical works, social activities. Only a limited number of applicants is admitted to our courses, after examination of their applications and evaluation of profiles through on-line interviews (academic board). Most of the students get a full board scholarship.
Courses are organized by our scientific administrators, who have matured their competencies through multiple years-activity in the field of research and cooperation. Each course has its own governing board, who take care of the contents, teaching approaches and students’ tutoring. Programs are organized through the contributions of experts from different countries and organizations, from research, governmental and non-governmental institutions, private actors. Field visits, lab activities, individual and team projects are key part of the programs aimed to develop students’ skills and competencies.
Our Master courses
SUSTAINABLE WATER AND LAND MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURE
The Master aims at preparing a new generation towards professional and academic careers, and to enable their effective contribution to the sustainable management of water and land resources in agriculture, and to the socio-economic development thereof, in view of important challenges that include water scarcity, land degradation, demographic pressures, and climate change.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CROPS
The Master Programme deals with the management of pests and diseases in arboriculture with a look towards agroecological and food systems. Students will learn about the ecological and epidemiological features of pests and pathogens, and how to apply innovative and smart tools for diagnosis, monitoring and management.
The programme proposes a holistic view of the organic sector development presenting theoretical and methodological approaches to sustain transition to organic agriculture through agroecological principles, and with a perspective of sustainable food systems development. The course provides deep insights into organic farming and food regulatory framework.
The course presents methodologies and tools for assessment and diagnosis of agroecosystem sustainability and community resilience, and how to design and implement projects for sustainable development of agri-food sector and communities.
OPEN INNOVATION AND YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AGRIFOOD SECTOR
The Master's course objective is to train a new generation of innovation managers. More specifically, through applying a new mindset and new methodological approaches (Design Thinking, Lean Startup), students are accompanied through the creation, prototype development, and enhancement of innovative entrepreneurship ideas (new products/services, adoption of new production processes, development of new markets) in the agri-food field, from production chain to food consumption, health aspects and circular economy.