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Sustainable food processing, consumer health & management

Tuition fee €18,000 per year
Deposit €250 one-time

After being accepted by the programme, you will be offered to accept or decline the enrollment. When you accept the offer, you will be required to pay a deposit fee of 250 euro. The deposit fee will be deducted from the invoice for your first semester fee. If payment is not received within 7 days after accepting the offer, it is possible you will no longer be accepted within the programme.
The deposit fee is non-refundable.

Overview

This track focuses on Consumer Practices & Public Engagement

Semester 1 – Consumer driven sustainable food processing – Lund University
Semester 2 – Public Health Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
Semester 3 – Food System Management – University of Warsaw
Semester 4 – Thesis – Lund University

Programme structure

Semester 1 – Lund University – Consumer driven sustainable food processing

The track aims to provide an understanding of the interdisciplinary connections and tools of sustainable food processing to enable smart-systems, including their need in society and their environmental, economic and social impact. The track will introduce concepts of food production through efficient use of biomass and energy, through the whole production chain taking into account societal and consumer perspectives. Students will get an increased understanding of food processing with significant waste reduction along the food value chain, including packaging and logistics, as well as healthy and high quality food production. The students will be able to understand and react according to future trends in sustainable food processing.

Overarching module: SPOC Introduction to the Food System

Semester 2 – University of Reading – Public Health Nutrition and the Consumer

The track will focus on the scientific background of public health nutrition and consumer choice, in particular the associations between diet and disease, the methods of nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition interventions. The track will provide an understanding of the factors that influence food choice and behaviour in individuals, groups and populations. In addition, the specific issues associated with situations in which food choice is limited or controlled such as in hospitals and schools will be explored, plus the influence of commercial advertising and of healthy eating and other campaigns will be explored. The track will also include a food product re-formulation project to increase the nutritional quality of food product and assess how nutritional information is communicated to the general public.

Overarching module: Summer School Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Food System

Semester 3 – University of Warsaw – Food System Management

The track Food System Management is offered for those who want to invent and develop innovative solutions for the food sector, and simultaneously to have an impact on the commercialization process. The goal of the track is to educate people with entrepreneurial and responsible mindset who are able to identify market needs and opportunities, and manage projects generating values for customers.

The track is prepared so that students, regardless of whether they had previously dealt with the theory and practice of management, are able to explore knowledge and develop skills in this discipline. The three designed modules cover the most crucial areas related to organisation management and the value chain.

The knowledge and skills obtained during this tack provide foundations to apply for job vacancies as: production management and logistics, processes optimisation for production and logistics. Other exemplary job positions would be those of: new products developers, analysts of the broadly understood agri-food sector, consultants and advisers, specialists in food quality assurance and in food security management. The studies/track will promote entrepreneurship and self-employment by enhancing start-ups development.

Overarching module: Emerging Technologies Business Case Study

Semester 4 – University of Warsaw – Thesis

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States