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

Food System Master of Science Programme
Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of the...

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector
Education

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector

The aim of the SME workshops is to identify contemporary challenges and solutions in the poultry industry dedicated to feed manufacturers, advisors, farmers and employees in poultry factories, as well...

Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL) Europe Programme
Education

Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL) Europe Programme

Increasingly, in order to solve complex, food-related problems, there is a need for multidisciplinary, collaborative approaches that simultaneously target different parts of the food system. The aim of the Innovative...

Professional Development Framework
Education

Professional Development Framework

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

Animal Feed Quality and Safety
Education

Animal Feed Quality and Safety

The quality and safety of animal feed  are of primary importance to ensuring healthy meat production systems. A good livestock diet can make or break profitability on a farm....

An Introduction to Food Systems: Scientific, Technical and Socioeconomic Principles to Facilitate the Creation of Food Value Networks
Education

An Introduction to Food Systems: Scientific, Technical and Socioeconomic Principles to Facilitate the Creation of Food Value Networks

The food sector is undergoing dramatic changes fostered by global challenges such as growing competition for resources, a rise of the global population, and changes in demographics and consumer behavior....

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably
Education

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

Sustainably producing sufficient, high quality, safe and nutritious food is a major challenge for the EU and globally. Farmers and primary food producers are responsible for providing a fundamental resource...

Focus on Farmers
Education

Focus on Farmers

Agricultural technologies and innovations offer significant opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of farm businesses, through optimised yields, reduced environmental impact and increased profitability. However, farmer adoption of these...

How to effectively change food habits: innovative techniques and personalized nutrition approaches
Education

How to effectively change food habits: innovative techniques and personalized nutrition approaches

Our project targets professionals in the health and fitness sectors that routinely deliver interventions to change the eating habits of their clients. The aim is to provide them with innovative...

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology
Education

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

Providing exclusive access to some of the most cutting-edge research solutions to the biggest issues in food security, this MOOC showcases approaches in agricultural technology, plant biotechnology and post-harvest food...

Algal Biotechnology Techniques and opportunities for the sustainable bio economy
Education

Algal Biotechnology Techniques and opportunities for the sustainable bio economy

The aim of this professional development course is to provide introductory and advanced hands-on training and theory in algal biology, culturing, growth and subsequent molecular and metabolite analysis under laboratory...

Global Food Venture Programme
Education

Global Food Venture Programme

The Global Food Venture Programme enables highly qualified PhD students from across Europe to turn their innovative research into successful business propositions. The programme strives to raise awareness of the...

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 ourĀ online courses and discover the latest ideas about the global food system.