University of Foggia

The Università di Foggia (UNIFG), since its foundation (1999) has presented – in terms of education and research – a dynamic and innovative reality

The UNIFG didactics is addressed to both global and local requirements, characterized by basic and applied research projects, internationalization, orientation, cultural events and promotion of academic activities. The six Departments (“Sciences of Agriculture, Food and Environment”, “Economics”, “Law”, “Humanities, Literature, Cultural Heritage, Education Sciences”, “Clinical and Experimental Medicine”, “Medical and Surgical Sciences”), with 16 first level degree courses, 15 second level degrees, 18 Master’s degree courses (I and II level), 6 PhD courses, and the 11 medical specialist colleges have contributed to turning the UNIFG into a cultural centre in which young people can acquire professional training that meets the needs expressed by society and the world of work. UNIFG counts on 365 Teaching Staff Members (85 Full Professors, 96 Associate Professors, 178 Researchers) and 354 administrative staff. More than 35% of the academic staff is below 40 years old (Italian average 17,5%). That means a young and dynamic academic institution. Student population is: 10.469 graduate and master students, 130 PhD students, 70 Post-Doc.

UNIFG represents the SKIN project coordinator, in particular, the team of the Department of Economics will be responsible for the whole coordination and management of the SKIN project and leader of WP1 (Project Management).

The team of the University of Foggia – Department of Economics -has a deepen expertise (management of national funded projects, ERDF funds and other EU funds under direct management) in realising local development plans and marketing plans for the production activities in rural areas.

Considering its role as coordinator, UNIFG will also be crucial in the activities related to the definition of the overall evaluation and assessment framework of the SKIN project performance, realization of exploitation strategies, deployment of evaluation and assessment, as well as in the definition of the project’s Dissemination and Communication strategy.



Prof. Francesco Contò

Mariantonietta Fiore

Fedele Colantuono

Giustina Pellegrini



Short supply chain knowledge and innovation network

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement N.728055