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AgFood tech, Food System Management & consumer driven sustainable food processing (UHOH-UW-LU)

Tuition fee €18,000 per year

Participation fees are due per semester (€9000 per semester).
(participation fee includes travel & hotel expenses for the Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Food System module – estimated at €2500)

Deposit €4,500 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. 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.

In case you receive a scholarship, the deposit fee will be adjusted accordingly to 50% of your first semester fee, with 250€ as a minimum.

Overview

This path focuses on Sustainable Production

A shift from our current linear model (make, use, dispose) to a circular food system is required. This implies reuse of resources, reduction and (re)-utilisation of side- and waste-streams to prevent food loss and waste and to allow nutrient recycling and reduction in GHG emissions as well as water and land use. This includes circular business models for sustainable Food Systems, and system thinking as a guide for the assessment of strengths and challenges of circularity processes.

Semester 1 – AgriFood Science and Engineering – University of Hohenheim
Semester 2 – Food System Management – University of Warsaw
Semester 3 – Consumer driven sustainable food processing – Lund University
Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Hohenheim

Programme structure

Semester 1 – University of Hohenheim – AgriFood Science and Engineering

This track will cover the “front” end of the food system namely primary production principles as well as conversion and processing to value added ingredients and innovative food products. Some knowledge on use of byproduct streams will be provided. With primary production, a focus will be on agricultural technologies as well as some plant sciences. The module “AgFoodTech” provides an introduction and overview to the track, complemented by two electives from a pool of modules from the fields of food science or agricultural technology. IMPORTANT: students will be placed in elective modules by the UHOH team on the basis of availability, pedagogic fit and practicality of the combination.

Overarching module: SPOC Introduction to the Food System

Semester 2 – 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: Summer School Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Food System

Semester 3 – 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: Emerging Technologies Business Case Study

Semester 4 – University of Hohenheim – Thesis

Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Mar 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Mar 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States