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Add a new dimension to cell culture

10-14 February, 2019 ° 2nd CellFit Training School°   This year the Mountain University – UNIMONT, a center of excellence of the University of Milan, based in Edolo, will host the International Training School organized by CellFit entitled “Add a new dimension to cell culture” with the participation of researchers from all over Europe. UNIMONT, increasingly at the center of international dynamics and trajectories  which...


UNIMONT a guest at TGR OFFICINA ITALIA for an event dedicated to the mountains and mountain issues

A long interview involving UNIMONT – Mountain University, Center of Excellence of the University of Milan based in Edolo in Valle Camonica, was broadcast as part of the TGR programme Officina Italia dedicated to mountain territories on Saturday, 29th December, 2018. Italy has many mountain areas, but these geographical areas are often considered marginal from a socio-economic point of view and are subject to a...


MOUNTAINS AND CITIES: the young protag-onists of an alliance for the future

The Centre for Applied Studies in Sustainable Management and Protection of the Mountain Environment – Ge.S.Di.Mont – active at the Mountain University, UNIMONT, centre of excellence of the University of Milan based in Edolo, in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences – DISAA – of the University of Milan, organized a two-day initiative aimed at encouraging dialogue between mountains and cities on...



On Tuesday, 4th December, Prof. Anna Giorgi, professor of the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and coordinator of the Research Center for the Sustainable Management and Protection of the Mountain Environment – Ge.S.Di.Mont, was invited to VideoChat at TG1 Rai, with Alma Grandin, to talk about the survey carried out by Ge.S.Di.Mont. on innovative entrepreneurship in the mountain areas of Lombardy. The Mountain University...


MOUNTAINS AND CITIES: the young are protagonists of an alliance for the future

13 DECEMBER 2018 Aula Maggiore, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali – DISAA Università degli Studi di Milano | Via Celoria 2, Milano (MI) — Young entrepreneurs and innovative busi-nesses of Lombardy mountain areas Final event and presentation of the survey “Young entrepreneurs and innovative companies in the mountains in the Lombardy Region”, carried out as part of the agreement between the Lombardy Region and Ge.S.Di.Mont....



Action Group 1 – Research and Innovation, led by Professor Anna Giorgi, organized a workshop dedicated to the promotion of Open Innovation in the Alpine area through the presentation of different experiences in EUSALP Regions during the 2nd Annual Forum of the European Strategy for the Macro Alpine Region (EUSALP), on November 21st in Innsbruck Various platforms and tools were illustrated to promote a model...



The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (DG JRC) in collaboration with Technology Park Ljubljana, the Action Group 1 – Research and Innovation of the European Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the SITTO consortia and the Slovenian Public research institutes, is organising on 15th and 16th November 2018 a workshop on “Start-ups and Technology Transfer in Innovation Ecosystems in South-East...



High school students who took part in the project “School and territory” – a pilot project that aimed to bring young people and their school skills to the Canavese territory and the mountains, were protagonists of an initiative dedicated to the role of the new generations in the development of mountain areas and new businesses in the mountains on Saturday, 10th November. Five work teams...


(Ita) “Donne si fa Storia: uno sguardo al femminile sulla Grande Guerra”

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The Special Mountain Commission of the Lombardy Regional Council visits UNIMONT

The Special Mountain Commission of the Re-gional Council of Lombardy, led by President Gigliola Spelzini, visited the Mountain University (UNIMONT) on Monday 22nd October. The Mountain University, a training and re-search center specialized in the study and analysis of the complexities of the mountain territory, was at the center of the attention of the Special Mountain Commission who presented their goals and activities in order...


Mountain general assembly: dialogue and collaboration among the main actors of mountain territories to identify concrete actions and intervention for the enhancement and sustainable development of mountain areas

The Mountain General Assembly was held in Rome on 16th October, organized by the Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomy with delegation for mountain areas, Erika Stefani who presided over the meeting and explained its objectives, that of starting a procedure that calls the stakeholders of Italian mountains together for continuous and effective comparison, in 11 permanent thematic work tables. The objective is to identify practical actions and...


19th October: the cycle of seminars “Administrating and managing mountain areas” starts

The Mountain University (UNIMONT) – University of Milan is organizing a series of seminars dedicated to “Administrating and Managing Mountain areas”, which was inaugurated on Friday 19th October at 5.30 pm. The series of seminars to be held on a weekly basis, every Monday at 5.30 p.m. from 22nd October 2018 to 28th January 2019, provides an overview of both the system and the details of...


The mission FUTURA ITALIA led by UNIMONT began in Kathmandu, Nepal

#UNIMONT_MISSIONENEPAL On Friday 5th October 2018, Dr. Luca Giupponi and Prof. Roberto Pilu of the Mountain University (UNIMONT) – University of Milan, three UNIMONT students and 16 students and 4 teachers from 15 different schools and cities in Italy, representing 9 Italian regions and 7 courses of study, led by Lorenzo Micheli - Italian Mountain Lab Advisor, left for Nepal. During the “3rd international conference on Mountains in the Changing World” (MoChWo), on 9th and 10th October, the...


Start of second edition of the literary review “racCONTA LA MONTAGNA” by UNIMONT

Eight appointments dedicated to reading and literature on mountain themes organized from October 2018 to May 2019 by the Mountain University – Edolo Campus of the University of Milan where mountains are the protagonist as an inspiration for emblematic literary products. Also this year the combination of literature and mountain territory will be celebrated with aperitifs based on the excellent food and wine typical of...


UNIMONT AT ESSENZIALI A MILANO: “Qualità ed efficacia: il futuro degli oli essenziali”

On 4th and 5th October, at the University of Milan-Bicocca, “Essenziali a Milano” will be held, two days of dedicated study and professional updating regarding future applications for essential oils in the medical, nutritional and cosmetic fields. The initiative, promoted by the magazine Erboristeria domani with FEM2 Environment, official spin-off of the University of Milan-Bicocca, and with the collaboration of the study center BEST4food, of...


UNIMONT at the 28th edition of Incontri Tra/ Montani: dairy production and animal husbandry in the Alpine and pre-Alpine valleys

The 28th edition of the Incontri Tra/Montani, an event dedicated to the historical, economic and cultural aspects of  dairy and zootechnical activities and their rediscovered value for territorial development, took place from 28th to 30th September 2018, in Valassina - Prato Buscante di BARZIO (LC). The conference “DAIRY ART AND ZOOTECHNY IN THE ALPINE AND PREALPINE VALLEYS: from tradition a new resource for the future” aims to...


Siberian wheat of Valtellina – a local traditional variety

As part of the strategic initiatives for the economic revitalization of mountain areas, the numerous local varieties and breeds have a central role, representing unique resources to be surveyed, characterized and enhanced through specific high-income agro-food chains. In this sense the Mountain University (UNIMONT) – University of Milan is carrying out important work in the valleys of Lombardy in synergy with the national and international networks...


The Italian Mountain Lab Project was presented at Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto

From 20th to 24th September, in Turin, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, the largest international event dedicated to food organized by SlowFood, the Piedmont Region and the City of Turin in collaboration with the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies and the involvement of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, returned as part of the activities planned for the year of...


Commitment to small mountain towns rewarded at Cerignale, in Alta Val Trebbia

In the enchanting setting of the Piacenza Apennines, in Cerignale, Mayor Massimo Castelli, national coordinator of the small municipalities of the Italian National Association of Municipalities – ANCI, presented the award 2018 “Friend of small villages”, aimed at recognizing commitment to the enhancement and development of small mountain communities in Italy to the sociologist Aldo Bonomi, the editorialist Giangiacomo Schiavi of Corriere della Sera, Ivan Stomeo,...


UNIMONT partner of the “Mountains in the Changing World” international conference (MoChWo) in Nepal

October 9th and 10th, 2018 Kathmandu, Nepal — The Mountain University – Edolo branch of the University of Milan is coordinating the symposium Management of Plant Diversity for Food and Nutrition at the international conference “Mountains in the Changing World” (MoChWo), to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal on October 9th and 10th, 2018. A team of researchers from UNIMONT led by Professor Anna Giorgi, coordinator...



Students can now enrol for the academic year 2018/2019 in the undergraduate course in Conservation and Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas (class l-25), at the innovative University of Milan campus, located in the heart of the Alps, in Valle Camonica, in Edolo, in the province of Brescia. With this unique and high quality opportunity, the three-year degree course in Conservation and Sustainable Development of Mountain...


UNIMONT presents RE-SEARCH ALPS and the Platform of Knowledge – PoK at the Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE)

On July 5th, UNIMONT – the Edolo Campus of the University of Milan will present the activities of the RE-SEARCH ALPS project and the development of the Platform of Knowledge – PoK at WIRE 2018 during the session “New Approaches for need-based cross-regional cooperation to cope with Alpine Region Challenges”. RE-SEARCH ALPS is a project funded under the Programme Connecting Europe Facility: Telecom (CEF-TC-2016-2 – Public Open Data) which sees UNIMONT in...


Summer School at Garibaldi Refuge

As part of the Italian Mountain Lab project – FISR project, special supplementary research fund for the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), headed by UNIMONT-University of Milan in partnership with the University of Eastern Piedmont and the University of Tuscia, as part of the educational and networking activities, the first Summer School took place at the Garibaldi Refuge in Val d’Avio – Valle Camonica...


Heritage of memories – learning tourism in the mountains

Thanks to the collaboration underway in the Italian Mountain Lab – FISR project, special supplementary research fund for the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), headed by UNIMONT-University of Milan in partnership with the University of Eastern Piedmont and the University of Tuscia, there was an important conference dedicated to “learning tourism” on 22nd and 23rd June 2018 at Borgomezzavalle, as part of the...


racCONTA LA MONTAGNA: end of the first edition, new ideas for upcoming events

At the end of the first edition of racCONTA LA MONTAGNA, set up to remember Alida Bruni, the friend and collaborator of the Mountain University – Edolo campus of the University of Milan, UNIMONT would like to thank all the participants and the protagonists of the meetings, from the authors to the students, from the consortia to the organizers, and to give a brief report...


UNIMONT at a three day conference for the national digital school plan

FUTURAcqua enlivened the city of Rieti with three days of training, innovation, experiences, workshops and shows about the Digital School and the Water Cities of the future on 7-8-9 June 2018. On this occasion, the mountains, too, play a particularly interesting role in launching a strategy of innovation in Italian schools and positioning the education system in the digital age. In fact, on Friday, 8th...


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year The Mountain University will be closed from the 22nd of December to the 6th of January



A conference dedicated to new ways of visiting the mountains, some of which are induced by the dynamics of social networks, took place in the conference hall of Longarone Fiere in Longarone on Saturday 24th November 2018. Considering the negative impacts on the natural environment that derive from a disorderly use of the Alpine environment by people often lacking in adequate sensitivity, training and citizenship,...


Graduation sessions of the A.Y. 2017/2018 of the Degree Course in Conservation and Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas

One student graduated in Conservation and Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas at the Mountain University on 24th September, 2018 at 10.30: ARICOCCHI TERESA - Analysis of the potential of three herbaceous species for environmental restoration interventions . Six students graduated in Conservation and Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas at the Mountain University on 23rd October, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. APPOLONIA ALESSANDRO - The colors of the Alta Via del Silter : floristic study for the enhancement of...



Saturday 27th October 2018, 5.30 pm | Turin, National Museum of the Mountain – Sala Stemmi The aim of the meeting is to analyse the state of the art on the design and construction of alpine shelters and bivouacs, highlighting their heritage value and cultural and technical implications, through a comparison between experiences in the field and published works.



Connecting and transforming territories is the theme proposed by the third Conference of the Alps in progress cycle. Organized by the “Laurent Ferretti” Observatory of the Courmayeur Mont Blanc Foundation together with the Order of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists of Valle d’Aosta, the program of meetings, conferences and publications has been developed and organized by Francesca Chiorino and Marco Mulazzani.


The Mountain Dimension of Cooperation – Expert Workshop

The Expert Workshop Mountain Dimension of Cooperation will be held on 9th November from 9:00-17:00 in the Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Brussels. The objective of the one-day seminar is to discuss on policies, projects and governance that contribute to the development of mountainous areas in the EU. It will bring together EU Institutions, Interreg programmes, stakeholders and representatives of the civil society. The one-day event of 9th November...


Mountain 4.0: the second edition is underway to enhance the mountain territory

The course intends to continue the reflection begun together with the local community for an increasingly articulated and extended “enhancement of the mountains”. Launched in the first edition in 2017/2018, it is organized by the Municipality of Bormio that has led to an organic project – which now continues – elaborated by Maria Chiara Cattaneo in the context of the activities of the Società Economica...


11th International Beech Symposium

‘Natural and Managed Beech Forests as Reference Ecosystems for the Sustainable Management of Forest Resources and the Conservation of Biodiversity’. The conference is open to scientists/practitioners/policy makers and welcomes all contributes related to:  Biology and ecology of beech, including genetics, physiology, paleoecology and biogeography  Natural dynamics of beech forests and their importance for biodiversity conservation  Management of beech forests and their role in providing ecosystem services Discover more:



During the European Week of Regions and Cities, a workshop “ISLANDS, MOUNTAINS AND SPARSELY POPULATED AREAS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES will be organized, on the 9th October, in Brussels. The Workshop objective is to discuss the main challenges faced by islands, mountains and sparsely populated areas, in particular in the environment and energy fields, and the current and post-2020 support of the EU cohesion, environmental and energy polices...


1st graduation session of degree course in Conservation and Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas A.Y. 2017/2018

Six students graduated in Conservation and Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas on Monday 16th July 2018 at the Mountain University. Bernini Daniel – Vertova (BG): Characteristics of mountain aquaculture for income Domini Lara – Rezzato (BS): Census of the local traditional cultivars of Valle Camonica Leoni Francesco – Albosaggia (SO): The multi-functionality of farms in mountain areas Panzetti Cecilia – Camisano (CR): Actions to protect...


UNIMONT is a project partner of the Alpine Space SMART ALTITUDE project: accelerating the implementation of low carbon policies in winter tourism regions

The Mountain University (UNIMONT) – Edolo branch of the University of Milan plays an important role in the development of mountain areas at a national and international level. The university is partner on a number of European projects that promote innovative processes for managing and increasing the competitiveness of mountains. In April 2018, UNIMONT became a project partner of the SMART ALTITUDE Alpine Space Programme...


The mountains in progress

The Observatory on the mountain system “Laurent Ferretti” of the Courmayeur Mont Blanc Foundation is promoting the series of Meetings The mountains in progress, to describe the social and cultural changes that are permeating the Alpine area: 4th August 2018 | Presentation of the book Rifugi e bivacchi. Gli imperdibili delle Alpi, Courmayeur 10th August 2018 | Meeting on Walser culture, Courmayeur 16th August 2018...


Multidisciplinary field trip for students of Biology of the University of Eastern Piedmont in the Monviso Park mountains

From 27th to 29th June, twenty-five students of the Degree course in Biology of the Disit of Alessandria carried out ecological observations, botanical relevés and censuses of fauna in the Alpi Cozie, as part of an agreement between the Monviso Park and the University of Eastern Piedmont. The students appreciated the direct contact with aspects of the biology they had only seen in books, followed...


From aromatic plants to essential oils: cultivation, distillation and uses

From 3rd to 7th September in Fanano (MO) in the Apennines there will be the Summer School, “FROM AROMATIC PLANTS TO ESSENTIAL OILS: cultivation, distillation and uses”, organized by the Società dei Naturalisti e Matematici of Modena under the patronage of UNIMORE, Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Modena and the Emilia Romagna Region. The Summer School aims to train experts in the cultivation of aromatic...


UNIMONT contribution in the “Re-search Alps” project is presented at the TIP-OCSE Meeting

The first results obtained by the RE-SEARCH ALPS project consortium, which also includes UNIMONT – University of Milan, was officially presented on 22nd June in Paris during the 51st Meeting of the TIP Working Party – OCSE - “Country updates” Session. The project, which started in July 2017, is part of the Connecting Europe Facility Program: Telecom (CEF-TC-2016-2 – Public Open Data) and sees the collaboration of UNIMONT...


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