Platform # 1 aims at providing a deep knowledge of the links and interactions between rural and urban contexts. The academic offer focuses on integrated territorial development as the key to face the dramatic changes in rural and urban areas occurred in the last decades.
This platform promotes research and professional training in the fields of modern and sustainable agriculture, forestry and animal sciences. It equips students with advanced quantitative methods and skills for studying and planning economic development. It empowers highly qualified experts in the analysis, design and management of territorial development processes, and it trains professionals able to contribute to the mission of public and private organizations, enterprises, local communities and civil society stakeholders who act at regional and local level to draft and implement development policies.