Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is a multidisciplinary teaching and research institution offering innovative programs in a variety of fields. Its four campuses based all over the country, and a community of 40,000 students, make UCSC a reference in the Italian academic domain and Europe's most important Catholic university. The Piacenza-Cremona campus, founded in the 1950s, boasts an international reputation in agriculture and economics, and is regarded as a leader in the agri-food sector. Its location, close to the logistical centers of the Italian food industry, provides the perfect learning backdrop, and the programs offered through the Schools are delivered by academics and researchers who are at the forefront of their respective disciplines. The Department of agri-food economics hosts the Graduate School (SMEA), which is reputed as one of the leading Agribusiness schools in Europe. SMEA has a long-standing experience in economics and management of the agricultural and food sector, offering education, research and consultancy, and raising awareness on this subject while promoting innovation in the field.