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Thu Dec 20 2018

Workshop Oxfam- I diritti umani nelle filiere dei supermercati

#MSOIRoma incontra #OxfamItalia in occasione della campagna #algiustoprezzo! Un workshop che pone l’accento sulle ingiustizie e sullo sfruttamento dei lavoratori agricoli nelle filiere di approvigionamento dei prodotti che vengono venduti all’interno dei supermercati. Troverete maggiori informazioni riguardo la campagna al seguente link:

Thu Dec 13 2018

Premio Nazionale per l’ambiente

This event is promoted by ‘Movimento Azzuro’ and the topic is ‘L’anno del cibo’. Professors Ernesto DiRenzo and Gaspare Mura present talks on the topic of ‘Cibo per l’uomo: antropologia & religiosità’. There will also be an art exhibition with a food focus.

Wed Dec 05 2018

International Volunteer Day

December 5th, is International Volunteer Day, as selected by the United Nations. It is a moment in which volunteers and organizations can share and celebrate their work and efforts. At Gustolab International, we are proud to volunteer with Orme Onlus in Roma. This organization focuses primarily on helping women and girls in need. Their services...Read More

Wed Dec 05 2018

Oscar Farinetti Event

This Wednesday December 5th, our director Dr. Sonia Massari was invited by European Institute of Design (IED) Director Nerina Di Nunzio to a meeting about food and education. In the occasion of the event, Oscar Farinetti, the founder and owner of Eataly, shared his story. Eataly stands as the largest Italian marketplace in the world,...Read More

Wed Dec 05 2018

China-Italy science, technology and innovation program

The aim of the China-Italy science, technology and innovation program in Rome was to promote cooperation between Italy and China across every aspect of innovation in the science and technology industry. The program consisted of thematic seminars which mainly focused on the role of technology in healthcare, nutrition, and cultural heritage preservation.

Tue Dec 04 2018

Attorno al cibo per costruire dialogo, incontro, confronto e pace

The association of environmental journalism ‘Greenaccord Onlus’ collaborates with the ‘Lazio Region Agency for Development and Innovation of Agriculture’ this Tuesday, December 4th, from 9 to 14 in the Augustinianum Great Hall of Via Paolo Vito. The focus is the investigation of the role of food and agriculture on the people. Food is of sacred...Read More

Tue Nov 27 2018

BCFN Forum on Food & Nutrition

Last week, we took four students attending our Fall Semester program at Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability on a field excursion to Milan to participate in the 9th edition of the International Forum on Food and Nutrition, organized every year by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN). The goal of this event...Read More

Mon Nov 19 2018

European week for waste reduction

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is an initiative promoting the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week. It encourages a wide range of audiences (public authorities, private companies, civil society as well as citizens themselves) to get involved. The 2018 edition will take place from 17...Read More

Thu Nov 15 2018

Buoni da Leggere

Buoni da Leggere is an evening of discussion around the theme of our daily relationship with diet and the supply chain. The idea is to reeducate our tastes. The book ‘Ecology of Desire’ by Antonio Cianciullo will be presented by the author. Beginning with environmental sustainability, there will be discussions about the social responsibility of...Read More

Wed Nov 14 2018


Seven students from Roma 3 and Tor Vergata University joined our 20 students here at Gustolab International for a cultural exchange aperitiv! We started with some ice breaking activites to start talking and sharing information, tips and curious facts about life, entertainment and experiences of people in Italy and in Rome! We concluded this nice...Read More

Fri Nov 09 2018

Building resilience in study abroad

The workshop, lead by Phil Georgiou, Psychotherapist and Director of Mondo Equilibrio focused on the concept of mental health, in the context of study abroad. It is crucial to support students’ coping with all the challenges they face during their study abroad, talkig with them about helth and well-being. It is important to help student...Read More

Fri Nov 09 2018

MDR goes to Rome: Can health be contagious?

Health and Wellness through the Mediterranean Diet: pursuing the best lifestyle, nutrition and quality of life. Roma Expo Salus and Nutrition 2018, Fiera di Roma. The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable (MDR) is an international annual conference about sharing scientific contributions and practices on health benefits of Mediterranean Diet on people’s health and wellness. Both local and...Read More

Fri Oct 26 2018

Food Nation visit

Food Nation visited Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability, Roma Tre University- Sustainability Design Thinking Course and the great project #Mediterranea in Rome managed by our partner Linarea, thanks to Tere Angela Bentini and Michela Pasquali.

Thu Oct 25 2018

8th Int’l Conference on Food Studies

We will be present at the 8th Int’l Conference on Food Studies that will be held at the University of British Columbia – Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada. This year’s Special Focus will be Digital Food Cultures. To learn more visit

Sun Oct 21 2018

Saj Stories per Mediterranea

This Sunday, October 21 at 12pm, our partner Mediterranea is organizing an event with Saj Stories, a traveling table that celebrates the Lebanese food heritage through food experiences and stories. Our student Rita Chahine will work with her colleague Josephine Abou Abdo and Stefania Barzini on a Lebanese/Italian fusion saj session! There will be also be food prepared by Hummustown, a...Read More

Tue Oct 16 2018

World Food Day – Rise for the Record

Il 16 ottobre We Rise For The Record! In occasione del #WorldFoodDay 500 volontari confezioneranno contemporaneamente razioni contro la fame di Rise against Hunger in 10 diverse location nel mondo per entrare nel World Guinness Record. Perché? Per far vedere al mondo che raggiungere l’obiettivo #ZeroHunger dell’#agenda2030 è possibile. #RiseForTheRecord #2030isPossible #16october   On October...Read More

Fri Sep 07 2018

UIUC Fall 2018 Program

The UIUC Fall program in Rome starts! Follow our social media channels to follow our activities!

Thu Sep 06 2018

HWS Fall 2018 Program

The HWS Fall program in Rome starts! Follow our social media channels to follow our activities!

Fri Jul 20 2018
Tue Jul 10 2018

ITALY-ASEAN cooperation on Higher Education

We are happy to have participated in the “ITALY-ASEAN cooperation on Higher Education, Science and Research. Public and Private Synergies” conference held at the Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale yesterday. One of the topics during the conference was the “promotion of science, technology and innovation”. Among the speakers were Mario Anderle, scientific attaché of the...Read More

Mon Jul 09 2018
Wed Jun 13 2018

AFHVS/ASFS Conference 2018

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) hosted the Joint Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). The conference theme was entitled: The Agroecological Prospect: The Politics of Integrating Values, Food, and Farming, We were happy to present at the following two roundtables: June...Read More

Fri Jun 08 2018

Conversation about agri-food industry – Cerealia

Last month, our Director Dr. Sonia Massari partecipated in the workshop “Conversation about agri-food industry” within Cerealia, the festival of cereals in Rome, Italy. The event was organized by Federazione Italiana Dottori in Agraria e Forestali (FIDAF) along with Associazione Passinsieme. The aim of the workshop was to promote discussion between different stakeholders in the agri-food...Read More

Thu May 31 2018

SDGs for all (majors)

The SDGs are important for all college students regardless of their course of study as they pertain to issues that are worldwide regarding every human being. Everyone should send some time learning about Sustainability. Colleges and universities are increasing efforts to promote sustainable campus life and students can make a huge difference if they are...Read More

Mon May 28 2018

Make Integrated Thinking happen

Make Integrated Thinking happen is the series of annual conferences previously held in Rome (2016) and New York (2017) with the aim to further discuss how Responsible Leaders @ Purposeful Organizations™ endeavour to connect values and value through the implementation of inclusive business models and sustainable strategy fully endorsed by the Board of Directors. This...Read More

Thu May 24 2018

Book presentation: “On Suspiria and Beyond”

At the Biblioteca Nazionale di Roma, our colleague Dr. Valentina Valente will be presenting her book “On Suspiria and Beyond“. It is a book-interview with cinematographer Luciano Tovoli AIC ASC, who has collaborated with directors such as Vittorio De Seta, Michelangelo Antonioni, Dario Argento, Maurice Pialat, Valerio Zurlini, Francis Veber, Andrej Tarkovskij, Ettore Scola, Julie...Read More

Fri May 18 2018

Mantova Food & Science Festival

From May 18-20, we will be presenting at the Food and Science Festival in Mantova. The festival will focus on the science of food production and consumption, and promote the exchange of ideas about food innovation, agriculture, culture and science. The event is promoted by Confagricoltura Mantova, created by FRAME and organized by Mantova Agricola....Read More

Tue May 15 2018

Auburn U program on Mediterranean Diet

We are happy to welcome 14 Auburn University students for the fourth edition of the faculty-led program on the Mediterranean Diet in Italy. Over the past four years, we have worked together with the faculty lead of the program, Professor Michael Greene, Director of the Metabolic Phenotyping Laboratory and Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the College of Human Sciences of...Read More

Mon May 14 2018


On May 14-15, we will be in Croatia to present about Gustolab International as a best practice during a meeting about FOODBIZ – University and business learning for new employability paths in food and gastronomy, a two-year project developed in the framework of Erasmus+ programme’s action Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education and aimed to boost...Read More

Wed May 09 2018

KPU students visit

Chelsea McCullough and Sage Biship, two design students from the Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in Vancouver, Canada are visiting Gustolab International between May 9-11 during their study visit in Italy this month where they will be conducting an independent study to analyze and understand the food system in Italy, in...Read More

Wed May 09 2018

Food and Media Course – Documentary screening

Today, we will be screening four mini documentaries produced by the students of the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign in the Spring Semester Food and Culture study abroad program at Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability in Rome. With the guidance of Dr. Sonia Massari, Gustolab International Academic director and their video instructors, the students...Read More

Sun May 06 2018

FoodTech IL 2018 – Tel Aviv

Start: Sun,6 May 2018, 00:00 - End: Tue,8 May 2018, 00:00

Tel Aviv is hosting 3 major events this week highlighting Israeli innovation in the food and agriculture industries. Thanks to the invitation of Israel-Italy Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we will be part of the Italian delegation. The events will start on May 6th with FoodTech FastTrack Tel Aviv by Startupbootcamp FoodTech, in partnership with...Read More

Sat May 05 2018

TEDx Ortygia

Our director Sonia will be one of the speakers at TEDx Ortygia in Siracusa, Sicily. She will be speaking about Food and Design. The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. TEDx events are produced independently of TED conferences, each event curates speakers...Read More

Fri Apr 20 2018

Workshop – Ministry of Health

Workshop nazionale “Dagli Accordi sulla riformulazione dei prodotti alimentari alla Decade di azione ONU 2016 – 2025 per la nutrizione: una strategia win-win nell’interesse ”. L’evento si terrà a Roma in via Ribotta presso l’Auditorium della sede del Ministero della Salute (Eur).

Fri Apr 13 2018

The Future of Food

WeGil Building – Trastevere. Conference in Italian and English – Limited seats – Simultaneous translation. How to combine health, access to food and environmental sustainability? Even if we sometimes forget it, it is good to remember that to guarantee the survival of our species it will be necessary to invest more and more on the...Read More

Thu Apr 12 2018

Life – Food.Waste.StandUp event

Our director Dr. Sonia Massari will speak about the role of food design in the fight against food waste. LIFE-Food.Waste.StandUp focuses on food waste prevention & reduction and unsold food recovery, issues of extraordinary social and environmental importance. The initiative is supported by excellent Italian partners of the sector: Federalimentare (lead partner), Federdistribuzione, Fondazione Banco...Read More

Tue Apr 10 2018

I giovani e la trasformazione urbana nel Mediterraneo

Istituto Affari Internazionali Nel Mediterraneo è in atto una grande trasformazione urbana, legata alla crescita della popolazione, all’aumento del tasso di urbanizzazione e ai profondi cambiamenti sociali ed economici. Tale trasformazione è particolarmente evidente nelle città. In un contesto caratterizzato dal disimpegno dello Stato e da scarse risorse finanziarie, le città del Mediterraneo gestiscono e...Read More

Fri Mar 09 2018


We were happy to present in the 2018 edition of Leguminosa! Leguminosa is back in Naples, the event created by Slow Food Campania that allows curious people and consumers to embark on a journey full of experiences to learn about the world of legumes in Campania, Italy and the world. Born in 2014, Leguminosa is...Read More