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Lead Partner: Università degli Studi del Molise, Campobasso, Italy (UNIMOL)

The University of Molise is a public and young University, established in August 1982, with about 10.000 students, 105 PhD students, 300 academic staff, 70 researchers, 272 technical and administrative staff.
Since 1982, University has always constituted a crossroads of studies, activities, people and events and an important cultural point of reference. The University’s high standards in teaching, research and innovation are directed at the territory and meet and integrate an ample, wide-ranging offering of cultural events, destined not only for the University Community.
The University of Molise is composed of 6 Departments involved in research and teaching, whose areas are the following: Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences; Department of Economics, Management, Society and Institutions; Department of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences; Department of Biosciences and Territory; Department of Law; Department of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The University pursues educational and research cooperation with other Universities, private bodies and participates in several internationally, nationally and regionally funded research and training projects. UNIMOL is active in international programs, for students, teachers and staff mobility for study and placement (Erasmus) and adult education, especially in the field of active and European citizenship, intergenerational learning and social inclusion.
The University of Molise, moreover, counts 19 Centers and a Science Park, and it is equipped with several laboratories, multimedia and language labs, a rich library, and a sports center.

The Department involved into the project management is the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences. The Department works through the interaction between several subjects with particular respect to chemistry, economy, microbiology, food technology, physic, biochemistry, botanic, genetics, animal anatomy and physiology, plant protection, and professional disciplines characterizing the Faculty of Agriculture. At present it has 51 Faculty Members and coordinates important national and international research projects. It is provided with several laboratories equipped with sophisticated instruments. It remarkably helps the didactical activity and offers valuable tutoring to students. It also promotes consulting activities to the benefit of  private and public bodies.
The Laboratory of General and Applied Entomology that belongs to the Department, engaged into the project management activities, has 2 faculty members and various PhD students, which are activated in crop protection, integrated pest management, bio-statistic, post-harvest insect control and food safety, Lepidoptera biodiversity.

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