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I want to advance my career
I want to advance my career

I want to advance my career

Our accredited and degree programmes are for professionals wanting to work in the food system.

Advance your career

Our programmes for professional development aim to help you become part of a highly-qualified, innovative, entrepreneurial, integrated and resilient European food system workforce.

Develop new skills and keep up-to-date with our programmes directed at students and professionals at all stages of their career in the food system.

All our programmes are innovative, multidisciplinary, challenge-based and practical. Specifically, they develop core competences in the following areas:

  • Food Systems: analyse systems, appraise challenges, and develop responses using systems approaches, as well as covering quality and the regulatory aspects of innovations. 
  • Digital literacy: develop and use digital tools with the purpose of accessing, managing, analysing and interpreting data. 
  • Technology management: use of emerging technologies in innovation processes. 
  • Problem-solving: analyse and fully understand the problem space, generate new ideas, assess their validity, and co-create solutions in interdisciplinary settings. 
  • Critical thinking: assessment of facts and evidence to drive effective decision-making. 
  • Leadership and Management: effective leadership, and mobilisation of resources to accomplish a goal based on responsible management practice. 
  • Entrepreneurship: recognise, develop and act on entrepreneurial opportunities in a range of organisational settings. 
  • Communication: develop interpersonal communication and translate complex ideas for different audiences. 

We promise that upon completing any course, you will come out with new knowledge, key skills, as well as access to our professional network to help you be a more effective innovator.

Current projects

Global Food Venture Programme 2020

Global Food Venture Programme 2020

We´re excited to announce that the Global Food Venture Programme of  EIT Food will support once again highly-qualified PhD students from across Europe ...

Innovator Fellowship 2020

Innovator Fellowship 2020

The objective of EIT Food Innovator Fellowship is to empower talents to co-create, address, and gain experiences on excellent ideas capable of bringing their careers a step further, and...

ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2020 – TECHNIQUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY

ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2020 – TECHNIQUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! see link below for details, closes 6th November 2020 The aim of this 2020 online professional development course is to provide introductory training and theory in algal biology, culturing,...

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

Build your knowledge of the processes used by farmers and food producers Have you ever wondered what makes food sustainable? On this course, you’ll gain a better understanding...

Food System Master of Science Programme

Food System Master of Science Programme

The programme is based on a combination of essential entrepreneurial skills, which will help you to become an effective innovator, and key technical skills that are tailored to...

EFSET - European Food Systems Education and Training

EFSET - European Food Systems Education and Training

Through multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches that simultaneously target different parts of the food system, the course gives postgraduate students the confidence and skills necessary to bring about positive change. Building...

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

The course focuses on: Plant biotechnology; Agricultural technology; and Food science; . Who should join the course This course is designed for 16-19 year olds studying biology related STEM subjects at...

Animal Feed Production: Feed Quality & Safety

Animal Feed Production: Feed Quality & Safety

These 2 online courses will provide you with in-depth information on both Animal Feed Safety and Animal Feed Quality

Focus on Farmers

Focus on Farmers

However, farmer adoption of these technologies is often limited and therefore the benefits are not realised. This project builds on the 2018 EIT Food Educating for Technology Take-off (ETTO) project. The 2019...

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector

There is a need to highlight at the national and international level current challenges in this sector by providing support to SMEs through knowledge transfer in e.g. improvement of...

Professional Development Advanced

Professional Development Advanced

EIT Food's Professional Development Framework - Advanced aims to provide a key resource for the food sector by creating an integrated approach to develop a skilled, innovative workforce. This...

Professional Development Framework

Professional Development Framework

This activity will roll out the framework developed in 2019, and establish the certification basis for the food sector. In addition, the activity will develop two pilot programmes, one for STEM...

Our other Education programmes

I want to solve problems in the food system

I want to solve problems in the food system

Our co-creation programmes are for students who want to help tackle big societal challenges

I want to grow my business

I want to grow my business

A special range of courses and workshops designed to help you grow your venture or SME

Learn with us

Learn with us

Check out our online courses and discover the latest ideas about the global food system.