University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG)
Founded by the Slow Food movement and located in the heart of the food and wine region of Piedmont, Italy, is a ministerially recognized, private non-profit institution. The University supports a unique educational design, that is based on cross-disciplinary learning, practical experience and study trip around the world. Its goal is to create the professional gastronome figure who is skilled in the production, distribution, promotion, and communication of high-quality foods. Gastronomes are the next generation of educators and innovators, editors and multimedia broadcasters, marketers of fine products, and managers of food and wine companies. UNISG students, hailing from around the world, gain dynamic experiences in artisanal and industrial food production, thanks to complementary education in both sciences and humanities, sensory training, and hands-on learning during study trips across five continents. To date, more than 2,000 students have studied or are studying at UNISG.
In the working world
UNISG graduates work in a wide range of businesses, from large-scale agrifood production to small-scale and artisanal enterprises, such as wineries, local retailers, and specialty shops. Gastronomes are also active in the tourism sector, training, and NGOs. They hold positions in communications, marketing, and management, as well as in journalism, sales, and food production. A small number of alumni work for family businesses, while a growing percentage become entrepreneurs, often based on a project developed during their time at university.
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