Conference detailed programme

Dear visitors,

you may have noticed problems on the conference’s website. You can consequently find below the sessions programme:


We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!


MACE Conference Programme

Dear visitors,

the Fourth MACE Conference Programme is now available under:

4thMACE Conference_programme

You can also find further information on the conference web-site:

Best wishes for christmas and new year’s eve celebrations!

The discussion forum is launched!

Dear visitors,

you can now post comments on mace2010 blog regarding five major questions:

1. How is the increasing significance of food chains reflected in the curricula of higher education in agricultural economics/agribusiness (network managers, vertical integration)?

2. How can differences in quality and contents among participating institutions in Double Degree programs be handled?

3. Has the Bologna process on higher education system reached transition countries of the European Union? Has this facilitated mobility between countries?

4. How can a sufficient practical relevance of curricula be assured?

5. What is your opinion regarding International Education in Agribusiness: organization, access, supervision…?

To do so, please refer to the pages above related to each topic.

We are looking forward to sharing opinions on agricultural curricula!

Welcome on the MACE2010’s Blog

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MACE2010’s Blog has been created to be an interface between the MACE2010 organizers and the public.

The MACE Project ( is financed in the frame of the European Union Marie Curie Actions. It seeks to enhance the capacity for agricultural research in the scientific community of the Central and Eastern European Countries and thus to contribute to managing the process of rural modernisation in these transition countries. It is coordinated by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany) and jointly conducted with the following partners:

  • Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe Halle (Germany)
  • Research Institute of Agricultural Economics Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Warsaw University (Poland)
  • Corvinus University Budapest (Hungary)
  • Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra (Slovakia)
  • Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus (Germany)
  • Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (Germany)
  • Institute of Agricultural Economics Bucharest (Romania)
  • Institute of Agricultural Economics Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • Russian State Agrarian University – Timiryazev Academy (Russia).

The MACE project entails a coherent series of conferences, summer schools, and training courses jointly organised with partners in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia. The series of events offers unique training opportunities for junior researchers who want to join an international network.