Who we are

Former Trainees Network (FTN) is the Alumni Network of CIHEAM-Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari. The FTN Network is a Mediterranean welcoming; collaborative; helpful; well-connected and well-informed; multicultural and Multilingual; full academic spirit; action-oriented; a good friend and an efficient communicator.

With 16.000 Community members and about 3.000 former students (57 countries: 20 from Mediterranean area and 37 across the world LINK), the Former Trainees Network (FTN) is the hub that connects all alumni to CIHEAM-Bari and to each other. The FTN connects thousands of alumni via communication vehicles (e.g. info letters, newsletters, forum, etc.).

What do we do


  • Update the database of current and past students profile and keep in contact with them in a meaningful manner;

  • Ascertain what impact the CIHEAM-Bari Actions (Training, Research and Cooperation) have on (FS) career evolution and progress, recognition of MSc diploma, Research excellence and scientific outputs;

  • Support the Institute in its goals/mission to educate and give the right level of knowledge to all students.



Thanks to our local ambassadors and key connectors ( Steering Committee composed by 13 volunteers from 11 countries LINK), the FTN organizes and encourage professional, social and corporate events gathering graduates across their country.






  • Animation of the network and enhance relations between graduates, MAIB Staff professionals, Researchers, students and visiting experts/lecturers.
  • Ensure strong relationships between the graduates (current, new graduates and former students


  • Promote the Institute in the professional Mediterranean area and the world Networks and within the students Institute, Organisation or companies;

  • Ensure that alumni are well-informed about latest Ciheam-Bari activities and facilitate links and mutual contacts.




FTN Platform

How to join us

Help desk email


Dr. Noureddin Driouech (PhD)
Coordinator of CIHEAM-Bari Alumni Network (FTN)


+39 080 4606203

+39 080 4606267


FTN Web communities

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FTN LinkedIn Group

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