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University of Insubria Master in Biotechnology for The Bio-Based and Health Industry
University of Insubria

Master in Biotechnology for The Bio-Based and Health Industry

2 Years


Full time

31 Jul 2024*

Sep 2024

EUR 3,300 / per year **


* students can apply on university from april 2024 until the end of july 2024

** Biotechnology for The Bio-Based and Health Industry: 200-3.300€ per year


Biotechnologies are called upon to solve many of the current challenges concerning human health, nutrition, quality of life, and the environment. Industrial biotechnologies represent the most advanced and applied aspect of this field.

The professional figure formed by the Degree Course possesses the know-how for the exploitation of organisms, cells, or biomolecules to produce bio-goods (innovative drugs, nutraceuticals, bioplastics, novel renewable energy sources) and bio-services (sustainable industrial processes, innovative agriculture practices, bioremediation, and circular economy processes) with the ultimate goal to improve the human and animal welfare and the environment quality.
The biotechnology sector shows constant growth in terms of turnover and number of highly specialized employees and is characterized by extremely large investments in R&D.

The biotechnologist is a professional figure able to play high-responsibility roles in the development, management, and control of research and production processes in different areas, such as the pharmaceutical industry, the green chemistry, the agri-food and livestock sector, the environmental sector, and the production of renewable energy.

The employment rate of graduates in Biotechnology for the Bio-based and Health Industry is very high, also because Lombardy is the Italian district with the highest concentration of biotechnological companies and thanks to the proximity of the biomedical cluster of the Canton Ticino (Swiss Confederation).

In addition, an international and up-to-date preparation, highly appreciated by the employment market, is reached through several collaborations with Italian and foreign research groups, the Erasmus+, and the Double Degree programs (in collaboration with the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague).


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