In our faculty, 25 lecturers and a constantly growing number of researchers teach and carry out research in the fields of agricultural science, environmental management, mechanical and industrial engineering, energy, logistics and production, automation and basic sciences.
Sustainability and interdisciplinarity constitute the starting point for the solution of complex issues related to the exploitation of mountain territories and the fields of energy efficiency, food production and food quality control as well as innovation in industrial processes and products.
The more than 300 students enrolled at our faculty can rely on an ideal study context thanks to direct and constant interaction with their lecturers and excellent facilities (labs, classrooms, library). The opportunity to take part in exchange and international cooperation programmes with universities all over the world offers students, researchers and lecturers the ideal context to pursue their professional and education goals in academia.
The faculty ranked among the top 250 in the 2021 Times Higher Education Engineering and Technology subject ranking. The Bachelor in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering was ranked first while the Bachelor in Agricultural, Food and Mountain Environmental Sciences was ranked fourth in Italy by the 2021 Education Around ranking.
The research carried out within the Faculty focuses on the fields of energy efficiency, industrial innovation, automation as well as mountain-specific technology and food science and technology. After the summer of 2015, we have inaugurated two new research labs specifically designed for research in the fields of food technology and energy production, while the two existing labs - those for mountain-specific technology and the CasaClima Master Degree - have been upgraded with state-of-the-art equipment. The faculty is equipped with 16 labs in total and one team of junior researchers currently works on key topics relevant to the economy of South Tyrol.
Teaching and research carried out in our Faculty do not involve types of animal testing forbidden by Italian law.
Dean: Prof. Marco Gobbetti (photo)
Vice-Dean for Studies: Prof. Andrea Gasparella
Vice-Dean for Research: Prof. Matthias Gauly
Head of the Faculty Secretariat: Magdalena Vigl
Student Representatives in the Faculty Council: Cinthia Sieder, Sebastian Imperiale
The Faculty collaborates with private businesses and institutions, at a local and international level, such as The Laimburg Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry; local producers of wine; fruit growers and industrial and mechanical engineering companies. In the NOI Techpark, the technology park currently under construction, the Faculty will have its own laboratories in the research fields of mountain-specific technology, food technology, CasaClima Master degree research and energy production.
The Free University of Bozen/Bolzano is a centre for the State examinations for the qualification to practice the profession of Doctor Agronomist and Junior Agronomist and Forestry Doctor and for the qualification to practice the profession of Food Technologist.