The University of Molise

The University of Molise (UNIMOL), established in 1982, has currently over 7.000 students and counts about 1.000 graduates each year. It is divided into six departments: Law; Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences (DAEFS); Economy; Human, Social and Educational Sciences; Biosciences; Medicine and Health Sciences.

University of Molise is active in developing educational cooperation with other HEI from Europe and other partner countries through different programs. It is involved in several EU financed projects on research and education (FP7 – HORIZON 2020; ERASMUS+, LIFE, EuropeAid etc.) and has extensive experience in managing and coordinating cooperative projects.

The Centre BIOCULT ( ) which is a Centre of research on ‘Bio-cultural heritage and local development’ of UNIMOL is engaged in many activities of research and dissemination about conservation and valorisation of habitats, landscapes and practices/knowledge systems linked to agro-pastoral activities and it is extremely active in promoting training and formation proposals and tools in these topics. Prof. Letizia Bindi, the coordinator of the project, is also Director of the BIOCULT as well as Prof. Fabio Pilla is the President. Both Prof. Belliggiano than Professors Paoloni and Forleo and other scholars and teachers involved in this projects at different scale are part of the Scientific Board of this center which is a radically multidisciplinar centre of research and training on biodiversity, cultural and social impact of rurality in the local contexts and local development.

DAEFS (with prof. Belliggiano) is partner of European research group within a project named “Successes and failures in the practice of neo-endogenous rural development in the European Union (1991-2013)”, leaded by University of Granada and funded by Spanish Ministry of Economy.

DAEFS (with prof. Belliggiano and prof. Ievoli) participated to the preparation of the Rural Development Program 2014/2020 of the Region Molise through a background research on the territorial context and pinpointing the most efficient strategy for the use of assigned FEASR Funds.

UNIMOL is also part of the CUIA (CONSORTIUM OF ITALO-ARGENTINA UNIVERSITIES) which is extremely active in projects of cooperation, exchange and co-produces researches and training among Italian and Argentina Universities.

UNIMOL has supported several local action groups in projects previewed by the LEADER programme and in local development program preparation. Lastly, UNIMOL is supporting the creation of Operative Groups of European Partnership for Innovation.