Dall’Ingegneria Agraria all’Ingegneria dei Biosistemi: didattica e ricerca in Europa e negli USA

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[automatically translated] The traditional Agricultural Engineering sector is evolving for several years at international level, towards the broader Biosystems Engineering. The Agricultural Engineering applies engineering to agricultural science, and the Biosystems Engineering extends the applications of engineering to biological and environmental sciences, sustainable development of agriculture, the food industry, land use, and of ' environment, thus including innovative fields such as bio-materials, renewable energy, waste water management, traceability, quality and food safety, etc. As a result of the above developments we have been established: - at European level, the Thematic Network "Education and Research in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in Europe - a Thematic Network" (ERABEE-TN); - Between Europe and the USA, the consortium "Policy Oriented Measures in Support of the Evolving Biosystems Engineering Studies in the US and EU" (POMSEBES). The thematic network ERABEE-TN, co-financed by the European Union, has a duration of three years and has the following objectives: - to promote the transition from Engineering to Engineering Agricultural Biosystems; - Use the results of the previous thematic network USAEE-TN; - Promote synergies between teaching and research, especially in doctoral studies; - Improve compatibility between the new degree programs in Biosystems Engineering in the EU, promoting the recognition and accreditation; - Encouraging the mobility of researchers and students. The POMSEBES consortium, funded by the European Commission and the US Department of Education under the ATLANTIS program, It had a duration of two years, pursuing the following objectives: - provide a platform for an exchange of experiences between the US and the EU, in order to help improve the quality of teaching and research and its connection; - Stimulate the activation of intercompatible degree programs both within the EU and between the EU and the US. This report presents the results achieved and puts into light issues and trends in continuous becoming.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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