Nicolas Appert is the student association for Food Technology and Food Safety students of Wageningen University & Research.
The association is named after a French chef who can be seen as the first food technologist. The chef Nicolas Appert was researching ways to preserve food for a longer period of time and discovered that heating food products in a closed glass jar would greatly increase its shelf life.
The association is very active. It has close contact with food companies and organises a lot of activities for itsmembers. Examples of these activities are lectures and excursions from and to food companies, but also social activities such as a barbecue or drinks with the departments of Food Processing, Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Food Physics and Product Design and Quality Management. All these activities are made possible by the participation of a large group of active, enthousiastic students in committees and the board.