Dynamics and guidelines


The Department of Agricultural, Food, Energy and Environmental Sciences ( D.A.F.E.E.S. ) is a private School of International University Studies dedicated to the Sustainable Development, following the paradigm of  «The GloCal and Holistic Approach».


The Department of Agricultural, Food, Energy and Environmental Sciences (D.A.F.E.E.S.) acts as an Interdisciplinary body with a horizontal activity and a superintendence role towards organizations of international networks for know-how transfer connected to the “sustainable development” topics.

D.A.F.E.E.S. Department acts in the behalf, and in cooperation with, many international University for both AMERICAN DEGREES and EUROPEAN DEGREES, thanks to a large number of dedicated independent academic agreements for OFFICIAL CREDITS.

This role is coherent with the Department’s mission of sustainability and ethic approach to development, following the philosophy of “glocal” behaviour (“think global, act local”) in teaching, know-how transfer, research and planning.

According to this context, all the courses connected to “Environmental Studies” aims at giving students a deeper understanding of the interconnection between the physical, social and cultural environments in which all human activity takes place. 


Teaching programs will help students to explore the current ideas and theories on the environment from a social science viewpoint. Students will learn about and appreciate the wide range of approaches used to “combat & solve” regional and global environmental problems.

Today, the relationship among sustainability, health and environmental crises has created an unprecedented need to come to terms with our impact on the environment. These courses, in fact, are designed for those wishing to become more active in fields such as environmental stewardship and management.

Students will:

    • critically evaluate the impacts of various environmental problems;
    • promote sustainable, healthy and sensible lifestyles;
    • appreciate the interconnections among ecological/physical, social, and cultural environments in which all human activity takes place;
    • identify a range of approaches which can be used to address local, regional, and global environmental issues.


If our planet is to have a future, it will be in the framing of appropriate models of sustainable production and consumption. D.A.F.E.E.S. Department has started various University-wide projects regarding these research areas, including a broad range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to work in the fields of sustainability and environmental studies.

In the future, already starting with the present, we believe that many career and business opportunities will be connected to sustainable development. Policymakers, managers, politicians and businessmen will have to face environmental issues.