Exchange programme Smart Agri-Food Value Chains

Smart Agri-Food Value Chains

5 months
Education type
Exchange programme
Field of interest
Field of interest

The study programme

This exchange programme aims to provide knowledge to prepare students for the digital transformation across agri-food value chains. The course is in two parts: applied theory on digitalisation in agri-food value chains and in a practical setting, i.e., a food company looking to implement digital technologies or a digital company looking towards the agri-food business. In this programme we focus on a series of disciplines related to Industry 4.0 concepts and apply those concepts in the agri-food value chain Towards Agri-Food 4.0 , to optimise efficiency, improve sustainability, and enhance overall productivity in the agri-food sector. The course provides a range of topics that not compete with other minors, specifically the minor on smart agriculture, which is primarily focused on the production end of the chain. Although areas may cross over, this course will focus more on digitalisation and technologies that can be applied across the chain from the industrial 4.0 era.

Admission requirements

This is how you get admitted

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Practical matters

What you need to know...

  • Application
    • Programme duration: 1 September –31 January
    • Application is open as of 1 October
    • Application deadline: 1 May

    The International Office will inform you via email about the application procedure as soon as your home university or university of applied sciences has informed us that you have been nominated for an exchange programme.

  • Fees and funding

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A student’s perspective

Arable farming students from Aeres University of Applied Sciences in greenhouse with capsicum
Students from Aeres University of Applied Sciences food chain management in practice class
Student from Aeres University of Applied Sciences with eggs at poultry farm at Aeres Farms
Programme content

This is what you will learn

This programme consist of 1 minor of 15 ECTS with 3 submodules.