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AgriFood production, precision nutrition and food business management (UHOH, UREAD, UWAR)

Tuition fee €16,500.00 per year
More information

uni-hohenheim.de/en/food-systems-masters 

Overview

Contact person at University of Hohenheim
Andreas Glombitza-Cevey
andreas.glombitza@uni-hohenheim.de
+49 711 459 24071


Semester 1 – AgriFood Science and Engineering – University of Hohenheim
Semester 2 – Public Health Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
Semester 3 – Food System Management: Building Responsible, Consumer-Centric Organisations and Value Chains – University of Warsaw
Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Hohenheim

Programme structure

Semester 1 – AgriFood Science and Engineering – University of Hohenheim
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. A new module “AgFoodTech” will provide students with an introduction and overview to the specific track.

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

Semester 3 – Food System Management: Building Responsible, Consumer-Centric Organisations and Value Chains – University of Warsaw
The track Food System Management: Building Responsible, Consumer-Centric Organisations and Value Chains is offered for those who want to not only invent and develop innovative solutions for the food sector, but they are also determined to have an impact on the development and commercialization of them. It can be treated either as the main profile of education or a perfect complement to any other profile. The goal of the track is to educate a person with an entrepreneurial and responsible mindset who can identify market needs and opportunities, and manage projects generating customer value.

The track has been prepared so that students, regardless of whether they had previously dealt with the theory and practice of management, were 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 first module will even out the level of students’ knowledge of management methods and techniques and will provide opportunity to broaden the knowledge in the area of innovation management and supply chain management. The second module will bring the customers’ perspective to the students, so that the innovations created by them would reflect the needs of their future users and would successfully be commercialized. The third module focuses on managerial skills and a teamwork. This is where the profile of a responsible leader would be shaped; somebody capable of predicting the consequences of his decisions and flexible to find himself in a team work with various personalities.

Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Hohenheim

Apply now! Academic year 2019/20
Application deadline
May 15, 2019 23:59
Europe/Brussels time
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States