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Open Call for the Fifth Edition of BIOCIRCE

Interdisciplinary program jointly offered by 4 Universities (University of Bologna, University of Milano-Bicocca, University of Naples Federico II, and University of Turin)

Bioeconomy in the Circular Economy (BIOCIRCE)
Application deadline on November 19th


Giovanni Sannia


The development of an economy that grows respecting the environment and reducing dependence on resources such as fossil fuels appears as a priority objective of European and world policies, on which to concentrate resources and investments in Research and Development and Training. The objective of the II level Master is to train professionals specialized in "Bioeconomy in the Circular Economy". BIOCIRCE offers a highly advanced path for the training of professional figures in the economic sectors that are based on a responsible and sustainable use of biological resources and biotechnological processes (bioeconomy).

This MS degree program provides skills and expertise necessary to deal with the full range of issues in the complex field of Bioeconomy in the Circular economy.

The program welcomes students from all different backgrounds:

  • Graduate scientists who want to pursue a career outside the lab
  • Social and/or business graduates who want to develop their interests in life science innovation
  • People already working in biotechnology related fields who wish to engage further

The program includes four compulsory modules (5 Credits each) given by the four participating Universities (modules cover relevant scientific topics as well as economic and legal issues) and a 6-months stage in one company or institution.


Full application
(University teaching activities plus industrial stage)

This application formula will allow the students to attend the complete set of teaching activities: 4 weeks full-time lessons, each one taught in a different University, and a 6-months stage in one company or institution (15 positions available). 

Limited application
(University teaching activities)

This application formula addresses the needs of already working people or that of local government officials who want to increase their knowledge on issues related to the Circular Bioeconomy. This application formula will allow the students to attend only the complete set of teaching activities: 4 weeks full-time lessons, each one taught in a different University (5 positions available).

Admission Requirements

Master’s  degree in any discipline , preferably educational qualifications or skills in the following fields: biotechnology, economics, chemistry, industrial chemistry, biology, pharmacy, agriculture, engineering(check the call for details).


January 2022 - January 2023

Application Deadline: 19 November 2021



Read the Call