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Personalised Nutrition: Functional Foods and Food System Management (UREAD-UNITO-UWAR)

University of Reading
United Kingdom, Reading
Tuition fee €16,500 per year

The participation fee covers tuition fees for participating universities, mandatory travel during a semester (e. g. for off-site modules & activities) and participation in joint modules & activities (e. g. Summer School, Graduate Conference). It does not cover travel from one partner university to the next between semesters.
The participation fee will be charged per semester (8250 euro per semester).

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

Semester 1 – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
Semester 2 – Functional food compounds from natural sources – University of Torino
Semester 3 – Food System Management: Building Responsible, Consumer-Centric Organisations and Value Chains – University of Warsaw
Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Reading

Programme structure

Semester 1 – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
The track will focus on an individual’s nutritional needs and requirements, considering how dietary interventions could be developed, based on knowledge of personalised data, such as phenotype (measurable physical and biological traits, e.g. BMI, cholesterol level) and genotype. The track will be taught from the viewpoint of the scientific evidence basis that links diet to health at a population level as well as an individual basis. It will provide students with an understanding of the physiological, biochemical and molecular genetic basis of chronic non-communicable diseases, such as metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, to provide them with an understanding of topical issues in nutritional sciences and how this relates to the consumer.

Semester 2 – Functional food compounds from natural sources – University of Torino
In this track, the students will acquire knowledge related to the most important functional compounds in foods. Functionality will be referred to both the effect that those compounds can have to human health, but also to the food itself. As a matter of fact, foods (and food side streams) contain a number of functional compounds which can be used in food preparation to reach specific technological objectives (protection from oxidation, water retention, structure, etc.). The modules will focus on the description of those “active” components, their separation (extraction) from different sources (both raw and waste materials) and their valorization in the production of functional foods and towards human health.

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 Reading

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States