University of Florence
The University of Florence is a State University covering all academic disciplines, with 58,000 students and 2,700 teaching staff members.
UNIFI acts as contracting and coordinating Institution of the BBChina ERASMUS+ project. In particular, the staff of the Research Centre for Renewable and Alternative Energies (CREAR) of the University of Florence is following the coordinator action. The Centre merges several Departments of the University and it focuses its activities on the development and assessment of renewable energy both in research (agronomy, bioenergy, technology development, environmental impact assessment, etc.) and teaching, in particular by offering an International Master Course on Bioenergy and Environment.
The CREAR lies under the Administrative responsibility of the Dept. of Industrial Engineering (DIEF). UNIFI is promoting, together with the project partners, the project at the national and international level, assuring its visibility and the dissemination of the results. It is directly involved as the focal point in all phases of project development. UNIFI expertise in the development of teaching material will mainly focus on agroforestry, energy crops, thermochemical conversion and biofuels.