The University of Turin collaborates with Festival del giornalismo alimentare, which presents from 23rd to 25th February at Auditorium Vivaldi (Piazza Carlo Alberto, 3, Turin) some meetings, debates and workshops about the following theme: information about food and diet.
Some professors and researchers of the University of Turin are taking part in these meetings: it is a chance for them to underline the importance of the multidisciplinary research in university: the 27 different seats of the University are carrying out high-quality research and dealing with the spread of knowledge about the land development. The University of Turin has reached a positive result in the research field, according to the figures of the last evaluation about the quality of research (VQR 2011-2014): it has reached the first place in Italy for its Public engagement.
134 out of 500 research projects per year are about agriculture and diet, and they deal with themes like environment, economy and science.
33 projects are about food, primary and secondary production, food safety, medical and socio-economic questions – these projects gained European funds through the programmes Quadro and Horizon2020, but also thanks to specific programmes which deal with environmental protection, the creation of networks for the development and of innovative solutions for agriculture, water protection and management, and the promotion of healthy food solutions.
In addition, the University of Turin is the only Italian academy who is part of the union EIT Food, the European Institution of Innovation and Technology.