Global Food Winter School is a 1-week full-time food science course, sponsored by the industrial partners of the European Master in Food Studies programme, one of the specializations of Master Food Technology of Wageningen University. It is an opportunity to get a taste of the global perspectives and insights into the interdisciplinary nature of the food industry, and to meet professionals both from Wageningen University and multi-national sponsoring companies. You will have the chance to work in teams on a real product development case, follow sustainability workshops and visit the sponsoring companies.
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Global Food Winter School is a 1-week full-time food science course, sponsored by the industrial partners of the European Master in Food Studies programme, one of the specializations of Master Food Technology of Wageningen University.
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.
What you will learn
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.
The course comprises four days of lectures, workshops and team work on a product development case. One day is dedicated to company visits. Lecturers and experts are from Wageningen University, AgroParisTech, Heineken, Mars and Unilever.
1) 2nd and 3rd year (or more) Bachelor students from food science or related programmes worldwide. Non-eligible: BSc students that have already graduated, MSc students, PhD students or professionals.
2) Good command of English
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