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Danube AgriFood Master – DAFM

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master degree study "Sustainability in Agriculture, Food Production and Food Technology in the Danube Region" (Danube AgriFood Master – DAFM) joint master program has been approved for funding as part of the Erasmus + Erasmus Mundus Joint Master call.

University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture is part of the consortium led by Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE) which carries joint master "Sustainability in Agriculture, Food Production and Food Technology in the Danube Region" (Danube AgriFood Master – DAFM). The other full partners offering the DAFM Joint Degree are the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague ((CZU) (CZ), the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) (AT), the Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra (SUA) (SK), the University of Novi Sad (UNS) (RS) and the Banat‘s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Timisoara BUASVMT) (RO).

DAFM program aims to educate students, who are sensitive to sustainable agriculture and food production. To enhance the safety and stability of food production, beside sustaining the environmental resources and eco-system services, is crucial for adaptation to climate crisis, overpopulation and natural resources depletion.

The 120 ECTS joint degree MSc DAFM focuses on sustainable development as competent response to the upcoming challenges of climate change and protection and promotion of livelihoods. It uses the Danube region as a model region for all riparian regions worldwide.

It combines the unique expertise of the HEI-consortium to provide top-quality research based education in sustainable agriculture, food security, food production and technology as core contents. It provides a solid basis in all relevant disciplines from natural sciences, engineering, economics to social sciences, offering extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary approaches and intercultural communication and promotes the idea of sustainable bioeconomy.

DAFM is a two-year master's program offered in English with contributions from all full and associate partners to the joint start-up module and all courses, including one compulsory joint summer or winter school and internship. From the first semester onwards, DAFM students are enrolled at each full partner university. They spend their first and second semester at MATE (Gödöllő) and CZU (Prague) to gain basic knowledge for the designed program, for the third and fourth semester students can choose between BOKU, UNS, UNIZG, SUA and BUASVMT. The fourth semester is essentially dedicated to the Master Thesis, supervised by a teacher of the second-year host university and co-supervised by the first-year university.

Erasmus + funding for DAFM studies has been approved for a period of 72 months, and the start of the project was on February 1, 2022.

For further information about the program and application visit the official DAFM website.