INSA News

Posted on: 28/07/2021

What is this project about?

The FoSaMed project is an Erasmus+ project funded by the European Commission which aims to develop a joint Master’s Programme on Food Safety in Morocco. Running from January 2021 to January 2024, it brings together Moroccan HEIs promoting inclusive education through curriculum development and teacher education on food safety, namely Agronomic and Veterinary Institute Hassan II (IAV), National School of Agriculture (ENA), Ibn Tofail University (IBN) and Mohamed I University (UMP) that will receive the support of the project coordinator the University of Évora (UEVORA) together with the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED).

Moroccan academics are trained on modern and innovative teaching methodologies in order to design a Master programme which 1) promotes the traditional Mediterranean diet 2) is associated to short food supply chains 3) promote an inclusive higher education by involving underprivileged groups, such as women, rural populations and refugees and giving them equal access to knowledge and opportunities.

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Posted on: 23/07/2021

INSA and the Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Gastronomy of the University of Barcelona jointly organize the seminar "Valorization of agricultural waste, new approaches in traditional sectors", which will be presented by Dr. Marina Ramos, visiting professor at the University of Alicante.

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INSA Financial Aids

Posted on: 12/07/2021 Resolution of the call for the Program for the Promotion of Internal Research of the Nutrition and Food Safety Research Institute of the University of Barcelona (FRI 2020). ...

Posted on: 23/03/2021 INSA-UB announces 2 grants within the framework of the Program for the Promotion of Internal Research (FRI). These grants are called with the aim of stimulating collaboration between young researchers from different groups of the Institute, promoting the development of original and innovative research projects. ...

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The Institute of Research in Food Nutrition and Safety of the University of Barcelona (INSA-UB) was stablished on 2005 in an attempt to address and to cope with needs and wishes of the today's society in the field of research, formation and provision of services to food industry and related sectors.

Its researchers are experts in different fields of nutrition, analysis and control, food safety and the social and economic impact of feed and food.

INSA-UB is located at Food and Nutrition Torribera Campus and benefits from promotions and disclosures from its membres, mainly ascribed at Faculty of Farmacy and Food Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Chemistry and Faculty of Geography and History.

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