The University of Bologna, Alma Mater Studiorum, was founded in 1088 and is considered to be the oldest university in Western Europe. Nowadays, it still remains one of the most important institutions of higher education across Europe. The University places special emphasis on the quality of education and research. In 1992, the Faculty of Agriculture founded in Cesena the multidisciplinary Campus of Food Sciences, where specialists in different field of food science and technology operate by covering all aspects of a broad range of food chains.
University of Bologna is responsible for the coordination of CHANCE project and will also be involved in all work packages. In particular, it plays a central role in the work packages identifying risk of poverty populations, setting targets from new foods based on nutrition data, performing nutri-metabonomic analysis and developing methods for food production and packaging. Prof. Francesco Capozzi and Prof. Alessandra Bordoni are the Coordinators of the project.
The Departments involved in CHANCE project are: