Last Updated on Friday, 27 July 2012 14:53
EDAMUS Consortium construction is based on the perfect complementarity of European and Third Countries partners expertise to reach EDAMUS MASTER goal: understand food stakes over all aspects, from quality concepts to nutrition concerns. A collaborative thinking backed up by many existing links which helped us build a consortium based on a very high level of complementarities. Each partner brings its specificity in terms of education but also its specific geographic and socio-economic development.
Gathered around common issues it became important to European partners and representatives of Third Countries to build a consortium where not only European countries are involved but also countries of the Mediterranean basin, related to the Mediterranean Union (UPM, Euromed), as well as involving countries such as Japan and Canada in order to acquire international dimension and address current issues of globalization.
EDAMUS Consortium members are equaly eager to expand this partnership and include other countries from Africa, South America and Asia (many already existing agreements with UM1: University of Wuhan, University of Shangaï)
Food quality issues and food health policies of agro-resources have to take into account various factors : socio economic, social, technological and biological data. The ensemble of EDAMUS Consortium meet this requirement. The teaching staff involved has acquired essential skills and knowledge in their home institutions. The origin of this consortium stems from long-standing relationships between schools and institutions for research and high education.
The programme is coordinated by the University of Montpellier 1 (UM1) (France), in collaboration with an international partnership: Basilicata University (UNIBAS) (Italy), Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (MAI) of Zaragoza (IAMz) (Spain), MAI of Chania (MAICh) (Greece), MAI of Montpellier (IAMM) (France) and University Mentouri of Constantine (UMC) (Algeria).
University of Tsukuba (Japan), University of Sherbrooke (Canada), MAI of Bari (IAMb) (Italy) and Institut Agronomique Veterinaire (IAV) Hassan II (Morocco) are associated members. Their support will be tutoring and monitoring of students, sponsoring, quality assessment and offer of international extensive professional networks.