The programme will give you knowledge and skills for a sustainable development in food systems in light of challenges in local and global contexts. Food systems build complex chains, including primary production, processing, packaging, distribution, marketing, cooking, consumption, and waste treatment. To be able to deal with these multi-disciplinary perspectives it is necessary that students with natural science and social science backgrounds collaborate.
Students with diverse background, knowledge and experience will contribute to the learning outcome. Learning from each other will enable a deeper understanding of needs for transitions to more sustainable food systems today and in the future. Teaching is therefore student centred and based on interaction and collaboration between students in case studies, seminars, group works, report writing and oral presentations. Dialogue and networking among the students is essential. Lectures will contribute with up to date scientific knowledge.
The programme will give you knowledge about innovations at different levels in the food system and the role those play in sustainable development. Resource needs and their contributions will be discussed in the different food systems.
You will be trained to initiate, organise and lead processes that lead to sustainability in food systems. This includes risk evaluation and handling conflicts of interest. During the programme, you will develop your skills in critical thinking and identifying key issues, reviewing, evaluating and arguing possible alternative solutions.