AgFood tech, circular food systems & personalised nutrition (UHOH-UNITO-UOR)
|Study location||Stuttgart (Germany), Turin (Italy) & Reading (United Kingdom)|
|Type||Innovative food processing, full-time|
|Nominal duration||No duration set (120 ECTS)|
|Course code||UHOH-UNITO-UOR (IFP)|
|Tuition fee||€18,000 per year
Participation fees are due per semester (€9000 per semester).
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.
Bachelor diploma (or higher)
A prior degree from one of the following fields is required:
- Agrarian sciences
The eligibility of additional degrees will be considered by the admission commitee.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / German.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Documented language level of B2 CEFR is required (see the page “Admission requirements”).
IMPORTANT: Note that in order to apply for a UK visa, you will need to provide the certificate of successful completion of a Secure English Language Test (SELT – see a list of tests approved by UK Visa & Immigration). If you require a visa to study in the UK, but do not have the required test result yet, you can still apply for a path that includes a UK university. But note that full enrolment in this programme will only be possible once you have provided a SELT test result.
This path focuses on Innovative food processing
A critical part of the sustainable transformation of our food system is the processing of agricultural raw materials into foods. Innovative novel technology and holistic process designs are the basis of producing foods that are more environmental-friendly with fewer sidestreams. Innovative food processing elevates food processing beyond the state-of-the-art operations to create an overall higher food quality for an enhanced and more sustainable consumer experience.
Semester 1 – AgriFood Science and Engineering – University of Hohenheim
Semester 2 – Circular Food System – University of Turin
Semester 3 – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Hohenheim
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 Turin – Circular Food System
The track aims at providing an understanding of the circular system approach to food production to enable the reduction of natural resource consumption through a more efficient and respectful use of the planet’s resources. The track will introduce concepts related to the circular economy applied to production at macro, meso and micro level and will also provide knowledge on strategies that can bring ‘sustainable’ business ideas to the market, through knowledge of the fundamentals of value creation and the importance of long-term profitability. Students will also acquire a more specific insight of the microbiological approach to recycle and recover by-products and waste generated by food production in order to obtain new foods/ingredients/compounds. In particular, the recovery approach will be analysed, focusing on green extraction. Finally, the effects of the application of ‘new’ compounds/ingredients in production processes will be assessed, with reference to the formulation of foodstuffs capable of promoting the health of the end consumer.
Overarching module: Summer School Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Food System
Semester 3 – University of Reading – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer
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.
Overarching module: Emerging Technologies Business Case Study
Semester 4 – University of Hohenheim – Thesis
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