EU-GIFT is an alliance of European higher education institutions whose main objective is to jointly design a strategy focused on excellence in teaching and research, especially in the fields of viticulture, differentiated quality foods and sustainable agriculture. Among other benefits, this system will allow students to graduate by combining periods of study in several EU countries through joint study programs.

This network is composed of the following institutions of higher education

  • University of La Rioja, Spain.
  • University of Verona, Italy.
  • National School of Agricultural Engineering -Bordeaux Sciences Agro-, France.
  • University of Geisenheim, Germany.
  • University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal.
  • University of Eszterházy Károly, Hungary.
  • University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Multidisciplinary Network of European Higher Education Institutions

The alliance aims to be a multidisciplinary network in which other areas will progressively become more important:


Sustainable agriculture


Agricultural Engineering

Food Science

Environmental & Conservation Sciences

Rural Development



Natural resources management

Agricultural waste management

Business models for sustainable regional food