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AgFood tech, functional compounds & personalized nutrition

Tuition fee €18,000 per year
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.


This track 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 – Functional food compounds from natural sources – University of Turin
Semester 3 – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
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 Turin – Functional food compounds from natural sources

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.

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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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States