The University of Gastronomic Sciences Presents a New Development Plan and Celebrates the First Master in Food Culture Graduates
The graduation ceremony for the first class of the Master in Food Culture: Communicating Quality Products will be held at 10.45am on Monday November 13, 2006, at the Reggia di Colorno, the postgraduate campus of the University of Gastronomic Sciences.
The conclusion of the first edition of the English-language Master will be held in the presence of the Italian Environment Minister, Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio. The 23 graduating students reflect a strong international influences and come from 11 different countries (United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Brazil and Italy).
It will be an important day for the university, which was founded in 2004 by the Slow Food organization in collaboration with the regional authorities of Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna. As well as presenting the graduates with the diplomas, the event will also see the unveiling of a new and ambitious development plan for the university, the first in the world dedicated to the study of food culture.
In addition to the Environment Minister, other speakers at the ceremony will be the President of the Province of Parma, Vincenzo Bernazzoli; the Dean Alberto Capatti and President of Slow Food Carlo Petrini.