Our present-day food system is under pressure. To guarantee the availability of sufficient, sustainable and healthy food in a healthy living environment in the long term, the transition to a new, climate-neutral and circular food system is required. For this transition, we need bridge-builders: leaders who can think and act systemically and work across various fields of expertise, to promote creative solutions. How can we contribute to healthy and sustainable food production and consumption? How do we design future-proof solutions? What are sustainable business models and how do you implement them? How do we involve different stakeholders in the solution for a societal challenge? If these questions spark your creativity and drive to make a difference, Food Systems Innovation is the master’s programme for you!

Why do you choose this programme?

In this master, you place the specialist knowledge gained during your bachelor in the context of the entire food system:

  • You are educated to think and act systemically.
  • You learn how to define, organize and evaluate the required changes which contribute to a healthier and more sustainable food system – together with important stakeholders.
  • You learn how to connect different sectors and domains to spur innovation and implement cross-over solutions.
  • You visit different cities during the master and work together with real-life organizations to put the knowledge gained in practice.
  • When graduated, you are a food systems innovator: you combine large-scale systemic thinking with practical professional skills to cocreate a sustainable and healthy food system.
  • Location: Almere 
  • Duration: 1 year 
  • Language: English 
  • Number of credits: 60 ECTS 
  • Start date: 1 September 
  • Application deadline EU-students: 1 May 2022
  • Application deadline non-EU students: 1 April
  • Tuition fee EU 2024-2025: €2530
  • Tuition fee non-EU 2024-2025: €9434

In this presentation, lecturer Dr. Elise Gieling provides an introduction to and the curriculum of the master’s programme Food Systems Innovation and talks about what it will help you to become!

Fulltime Master programme Food systems innovation Aeres University of Applied Sciences Almere
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