Summer School Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food

Developments in the agrifood field are happening at lightning speed. Are you keeping up? Our Summer School is designed to offer you a unique opportunity to explore the latest technologies and trends in the agrifood domain. Throughout the programme, you'll delve into the entire value chain, from environmental sustainability and agriculture production to food processing, design, and human nutrition and health. Our goal is to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the ever-evolving landscape of the agrifood industry.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Mon 7 August 2023

Duration 10 days / 30 study hours in total
Price EUR 875.00

Why follow this Summer School?

Welcome to our exciting summer school programme, tailored for Master students and young professionals with a keen interest in the agricultural and food industry. We understand the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration, which is why we have curated a diverse team of experts to guide you through the programme. As a participant, you will work in teams to tackle real-world challenges, leveraging a range of perspectives and skills to create innovative solutions. Our goal is to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the ever-evolving landscape of the agrifood industry. Join us for an unforgettable summer school experience.

By attending this online Summer School you will;

  • Get an overview of current and future trends in the agriculture and food domain
  • Expand your knowledge and learn about new technologies and innovations. The whole value chain from environment, to agriculture production, to food processing and design and also human nutrition and health will be explored
  • Experience how to solve challenges from diverse perspectives together with multidiscipline team members
  • Get an insight on how education is organized within WUR
Quote from former Summer School participant An Zhao
Future development. I think the programme provides cutting edge technology on agriculture, ecosystem and food chain for me
An Zhao, Nanjing Agricultural University

Is this Summer School for you?

This programme is developed for professionals and current and about to start Master students who are interested in boarding the insights of the agricultural and food domain. At least Bsc level of English is required.

Programme & topics

The programme will be delivered in the form of online courses and academic lectures covering cutting-edge technologies and new trend of biotech, agriculture food and nutrition. The 2-week programme will contain 10 online courses or lectures with 20 total teaching hours and more than 10 group study hours. All courses, lectures and assignments will be conducted through Brightspace, the online learning platform of WUR. The course includes a variety of lectures, knowledge clips, case study presentations and group work. The following topics will be discussed in relation to global challenges, trends, technology transfer and innovation:

  • Agriculture and environment
  • Agricultural production and supply chain
  • Food design and processing
  • Human nutrition and health

Practical information

Number of participants is at maximum 50.

The Summer School takes place from 7 August 2023 untill 18 August 2023.

When enrolling at this course you may apply for the use of the STAP-budget.
Check if you are eligible for the STAP-budget.

More information & registration

You can register for this course or download the flyer for more information. Questions? Contact Wageningen Academy.