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Master in Food Systems: Food safety, transparency, traceability (University of Turin, University of Warsaw, University of Hohenheim)

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

This track focuses on Food safety, transparency, traceability

Food safety is a cornerstone of quality, healthy and excellence of the food. However, consumers have a reduced trust in the food sector. This is complicated by a highly fragmented food sector lack of transparency. State of the art analytical and biological methods, as well as systems to early detect harms in food, are essential for food safety. Digitalisation, analytics and biological data coupled with a data management processes will be instrumental to guaranty the safety of citizen and to gain trust in the Food System.

Semester 1 – Food safety of the whole value chain – University of Turin
Semester 2 – Food System Management – University of Warsaw
Semester 3 – AgriFood Science and Engineering – University of Hohenheim
Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Turin

Programme structure

Semester 1 – University of Turin – Food safety of the whole value chain

The main subjects covered in the track will be the food safety of the whole chain from production to consumption, with insights of foodborne pathogens physiology and virulence, food toxicology, food safety management systems. Problem solving exercise will be carried out in the field of food safety.

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 – 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: Emerging Technologies Business Case Study

Semester 4 – University of Turin – Thesis

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application start
Feb 1, 2021
Application deadline
Mar 30, 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Brussels time

Deadline applies to applicants who are citizens of a country outside the European Union (non-EU)

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application start
Feb 1, 2021
This intake is not applicable

Deadline applies to applicants who are citizens of a country in the European Union (EU)

Studies commence
Sep 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application start
Feb 1, 2021
Application deadline
Mar 30, 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Brussels time

Deadline applies to applicants who are citizens of a country outside the European Union (non-EU)

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application start
Feb 1, 2021
This intake is not applicable

Deadline applies to applicants who are citizens of a country in the European Union (EU)

Studies commence
Sep 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States