During the 1st year all lectures and seminars will take place at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy). At the beginning of the 2nd year students will be free to choose one among the five profiles offered by the Partner Universities (“Applied engineering and Genetics” offered at UNIBZ; “Food Quality control and management” offered at UNID; “nutrition sciences” offered at UNIPR; “Food chemistry” offered at UCC; Food Packaging” offered at TUM). Courses will be taught during the 1st semester of the 2nd year at the University of Bozen/Bolzano, University of Parma, University of Udine, Technical University of Munich, University College Cork according to the profile chosen. The 2nd semester of the 2nd year will be fully dedicated to the thesis work, under the joint supervision between Universities and food companies. Thesis projects could be supervised, in cooperation with the participating Universities, by the following partner companies: Unternehmenverband Südtirol – Assoimprenditori Alto Adige Sezione Alimentari, Südtiroler Bauernbund – Unione Agricoltori e Coltivatori Diretti Sudtirolesi, Assolatte, Barilla, Consorzio Gorgonzola, Consorzio Grana padano, Consorzio parmigiano Reggiano, Consorzio Prosciutto di S. Daniele, Consorzio Montasio, Despar, Dr. Schär, Forst, Loacker, Mila, Pan, Unione Parmense degli Industriali and Zuegg. The degree qualification is successfully gained after the elaboration and defence of an original thesis work, which can be performed at either University.