PhD program

International PhD Programme in

Agriculture Technology and Biotechnology


The International PhD Program “Agriculture Technology and Biotechnology (ATB) is activated in the framework of the cooperation including Italy, Poland and Slovakia and on the basis of the internationalization process of the University education system. The partners of this 3 year-program are:

– Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Molise;

– Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, UTP, University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz, Poland;

– Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Science, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra;

– Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra.


The PhD program is focused on the agrifood and environmental systems as encoded in Horizon 2020. Its objectives are sustainable agriculture, food safety and quality, animal welfare, green economy and environmental law.

The PhD program is organized into 3 curricula: Sustainable Plant Production and Protection; Food Science, Technology and Biotechnology; Welfare, Biotechnology and Quality of Animal Production.

The program represents the continuation of first and second level degree courses (Agricultural Science and Technology; Food Science and Technology; Environmental Science and Forestry) activated by the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences.


Coordinator of the PhD program: Prof. Giuseppe Maiorano