Wageningen, Netherlands

Global Food Summer School

when 2 July 2018 - 6 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 175

Global Food Summer School is an opportunity to get a taste of the global perspectives and insights into the interdisciplinary nature of the food industry. You will meet professionals from different fields, who will provide in-depth analysis on food science topics as well as on further career opportunities in the field. This 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. It provides a step-by-step overview of the product development process and it gives participants the opportunity to practice team work in a product development context.

Course leader

Team Global Food Summer School: Anja Kleijn MSc

Target group

2nd or 3rd year’s Bachelor students from Food Science or related programmes worldwide.
40 participants will be selected based on background and motivation. The selection of participants is an ongoing process.

Course aim

Successful product development requires a joint input from people with different backgrounds. In global food industry multidisciplinary teams work on product development; one of the reasons that team working skills are highly valued by industry. This course is mimicking life as if you were an employee in a company. You will learn about the key factors being critical to the success or failure of innovations, about the availability of new technologies and you will practice team work.

Fee info

EUR 175: The fee includes accommodation, lunches and three dinners, but own means of transportation.


No Scholarships are available