Training the managers of the food sector

These generalists will gain basic knowledge in all topics that are relevant for the food industry, such as sustainability, supply chain, entrepreneurship, and new developments, combined with a specialization in a specific field of interest.

In their final year, the students will need to implement all this knowledge in problem-based project work and cases from the industry. They need to show that they can collaborate with different profiles in different contexts on different topics within a company.

This joint MSc programme Sustainable Food Systems will increase the number of academics in the agricultural sector and food sector by educating future academics and managers for food companies and organisations to manage food processing and other food production related activities in a sustainable way.

“Very interesting programme because it was an opportunity to do the link with what I had studied on food quality, from production to consumers. I could meet industry’s players, ask questions and put my knowledge into practice. “, Ohemaa – Ghana


– SusFoods graduates have knowledge on the complete chain of the food industry  from farm to fork, and are able to identify and control the factors affecting sustainability in this chain, e.g. courses such as Introduction to Sustainability and Innovative Product Development.

– SusFoods graduates know state of the art technologies used to plan, perform and control sustainable food production and processing, e.g. Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in Food Industries and Food Processing and Managerial Innovation.


– SusFoods graduates will obtain the background knowledge to be able to evaluate and solve problems within a food company related to sustainable food production, bearing in mind the different departments within a company.