The Graduate School at the College of Agricultural Sciences, Rosario National University, was created on June 23rd, 1999. Its main objective is to promote, organize, and communicate to prospect students the graduate programs offered at our College.

All the graduate courses offered by the School are accredited by the National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation (CONEAU):

All courses and activities offered by the School are open to students holding a university degree in the fields of Agriculture, Biology or Environmental Sciences who meet the admission requirements.

The Graduate School is in charge of promoting, organizing, managing, and providing information about the graduate programs offered by the College of Agricultural Sciences

Authorities
The Graduate School is directed by a Director, a Coordinator, and an Advisory Committee accountable to the College Board, made up by all the Directors or Coordinators of the accredited graduate programs offered at the School.

DIRECTOR:
Dr. Juan Pablo ORTIZ

COORDINATOR:
Dr. Raquel BENAVÍDEZ

TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
Dr. Juliana STEIN

ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
Dr. Juan Pablo Amelio ORTIZ
(Director of the PhD program in Agricultural Sciences)
Dr. Liliana Amelia PICARDI
(Coordinator of the Master’s Program in Plant Genetics)
Dr. Susana Raquel FELDMAN
(Director of the Master’s Program in Management and Conservation of Natural Resources)
Dr. Particia PROPERSI
(Director of the Specialist Program in Sustainable Animal Production)

ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY:
Ms Micaela CABALLERO
Ms Brenda MERELES

GRADUATE PROGRAMS:

PhD in Agricultural Sciences

(Project Accredited by CONEAU, National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation; Decision 893/01)

The main objective of this PhD program is the development of human resources specialized in the scientific and technological areas involved in agricultural production. The contributions of PhD candidates must be original and provide an innovative insight into the problem or subject of the dissertation. Candidates who fulfil all the program requirements are awarded a PhD degree in Agricultural Sciences.

Master’s degree in Management and Conservation of Natural Resources

(Project Accredited by CONEAU, Decision 087/01)

The program studies the structure and dynamics of biotic communities and the functioning of the different ecosystems that make up the biosphere. Students receive advanced training aimed at understanding, evaluating, and designing methods and procedures for the utilization and conservation of natural resources. Candidates who fulfil all the program requirements will obtain a Master’s degree in Management and Conservation of Natural Resources. )

Master’s degree in Plant Genetics

(Accredited by CONEAU, Decision 366/99)

The objective of this program is to address the challenges associated with the need to increase and improve crop production through genetic engineering and the selection and rational use of genetic resources. Students receive sound instruction on the foundations of genetics, plant breeding, and methods for analyzing experimental data. Candidates who fulfil all the program requirements are awarded a Master’s degree in Plant Genetics, focused in one of three areas: Genetic Improvement, Genetic Resources, and Genetic resistance to Plant Pathogens.

Specialization in Sustainable Livestock Production

(Accredited by CONEAU, Decision. 1013/2010)

Meeting current needs and future challenges in sustainable animal production calls for changes in the use of resources, the allocation of investments, the direction of technological innovations, and the institutional approaches. This program, offered jointly by the College of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine (UNR), is aimed at making a contribution to such process.

Structure and Facilities

The programs offered by the Graduates School are supported by the following facilities:

Teaching and Research:
The courses are taught in the classrooms of the College of Agricultural Sciences. We also have a real-time videoconferencing system, and a special Meeting Room. Students working on their postgraduate theses have access to the infrastructure and facilities of the College. Also, the thesis directors can help students advance in their programs by offering lines of research, subsidies, technological development agreements, and agreements with companies.

+ Scholars’ Room
+ Computer Lab
+ Food Analysis Lab
+ Molecular biology Lab and Dark Room
+ Research Lab
+ Soils Analysis Lab
+ Three growth chambers
+ Plant ecophysiology labs
+ Herbarium

Library:
Students of the Graduate School have access to the library of the College where they can consult the scientific publications available at the website of the National Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation. They can also benefit from the website supported by AUDEAS, the Association of Colleges of Agricultural Sciences, which provides access to different scientific journals. The classrooms of the School and all the laboratories in the College are equipped with wireless Internet connection.

Experimental Field
The experimental field of the College, which comprises an area of 508 hectares, is used mainly for teaching, research, extension and production activities, actively supporting undergraduate and graduate learning and interactions with the community. The Experimental Field has the following facilities: four production units (agriculture, dairy production, cattle and swine production systems), one exclosure experiment, a meteorological station, and sectors used for teaching, research and extension activities, such as fruit orchards, sites for horticulture, sheep production, weeds, experimental trials, technological services, and the Production Learning Module.

You can also contact us at:

Mailing address:
Campo Experimental Villarino
C.C. 14 (S2125ZAA) Zavalla – Santa Fe – ARG
Phone Number: ++54 341 4970389 – 4970080
Email address: posgrado-agr@unr.edu.ar