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Global Food Summer School

The Global Food Summer School is for Bachelor students who are curious about food innovations dealing with sustainable food production and global food consumption.

Are you a 2nd or 3rd year student from a food science or related programme? Than this one-week summer school is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of the global perspectives and insight into the interdisciplinary nature of the food industry.

In 2016 the first Global Food School was organised. The next edition will be held from 2 – 6 July 2018 on Wageningen Campus, The Netherlands.

The Global Food Summer School is an initiative of the partners in the European Master in Food Studies. It is hosted by Wageningen Summer Schools.

About the Global Food Summer School programme

The Global Food Summer School is designed as a one-week food science course with input from Wageningen University experts in collaboration with international universities and multinational food companies.

Relevant issues in the field of product development and consumer behaviour will be presented and discussed in the plenary presentations and during the company visits. A Product Development case is part of the course. This case  provides a step-by-step overview of the product development process. Furthermore it gives participants the opportunity to practice team work in a product development context.

You will have the opportunity to meet professionals from different fields. They will provide in-depth analysis on food science topics as well as on further career opportunities in the field.

Registration for the Global Food Summer School

The costs for the programme are € 175.-,  including accommodation, lunches and three dinners. For this summer school there are no scholarships.

The maximum number of participants is 40. Participants will be selected based on background and motivation. The selection of participants is an ongoing process. It is to your advantage to apply early.

Application opens as from December 1st, 2017. Applications should be sent in May 1st, 2018 the latest.

Click here to go to the registration webpage. Do you have questions? Than send a mail to the Team Global Food Summer School.

Download the 18 summerschool_poster.

Programme impression

The following is to give an impression of the day-to-day programme of the Global Food Summer School. A detailed programme will be shared with participants.

Monday: Opening 09:00 hrs (UTC+1); introduction to the Group work on Product Developments case; Unilever Sustainability workshop (tbc).

Tuesday: Lectures on Scientific and technical innovation and on Consumer behaviour; Group work PD case.

Wednesday: Excursions to Mars Veghel and Heineken ‘s-Hertogenbosch (tbc).

Thursday: Lectures among others on Colour and Taste Transitions, on Molecular gastronomy, on labelling and certification Halal; Preview of being employed in an international food company; Group work PD case.

Friday: 3D printing with demonstration Fablab Wageningen Campus(tbc); Group work PD case, presentations of cases; Closure 16:30 hrs (UTC=1).

Impression Global Food Summer School 2016