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Learn with us

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

Join one of our online courses to learn about the food system and how future trends will change how we produce and consume food.

Our online courses are open to all and aimed at anybody interested in learning more about the food system. Expand your mind and learn more about food, such as where it comes from and how it affects human health.

Most of our courses deal with current topics you might already have an interest in or know something about. We are also interested in your views, and as part of the course, you will be invited to join the conversation, sharing your ideas on transforming the food sector to be more sustainable and creating a healthier society.

Current projects

Understanding Mediterranean and Okinawa Diets
Education

Understanding Mediterranean and Okinawa Diets

Your diet can make a big difference to your health. That’s why it’s so important to consider the value of different diets from around the globe....

Understanding Food Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis
Education

Understanding Food Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis

On this free online course, you’ll learn how the pandemic is challenging food supply chains and explore the steps taken by the industry to ensure food security and...

Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology
Education

Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology

Explore how technology and digitalisation can change how the food system operates, reducing waste and environmental pressures. Food quality and safety is increasingly under threat as natural resources are stretched...

From Waste to Value: How to Tackle Food Waste
Education

From Waste to Value: How to Tackle Food Waste

Explore how combatting food waste and food loss can help the environment. The significant contribution the food system makes to climate change is widely recognised, and consumers are increasingly concerned...

Science Communication and Public Engagement
Education

Science Communication and Public Engagement

The course focuses on: Why is science communication important? Defining a message and the intended audience Going from the message to a story Small-scale public science dissemination events The relationship...

Understanding Food Labels
Education

Understanding Food Labels

Get the facts you need to put your trust in the food system. Huge amounts of information are provided on food product labels, but surveys have shown that we&rsquo...

Consumers and Environmental Safety: Food Packaging and Kitchenware
Education

Consumers and Environmental Safety: Food Packaging and Kitchenware

Food safety is highly regulated. Yet, one blind spot is the migration of molecules from contact materials in kitchenware into food. Particular attention needs to be placed on chemicals present...

The Human Microbiome
Education

The Human Microbiome

Learn how a healthy microbiome can combat disease. The microbiome, i,e the microbes that live within the human body can have a huge impact on human health....

Innovation in Arable Farming: Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems
Education

Innovation in Arable Farming: Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems

Arable farmers can choose to adopt a wide-range of innovations including precision instruments in agricultural machinery, sensors, monitors, integration of earth observation data and mobile decision support apps. Uptake and...

Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply System
Education

Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply System

This online course explore the challenges and responsibilities of different people in the food system, including the role of the consumer. Participants assess the information available to consumers relating to...

Superfoods: Myths and Truths
Education

Superfoods: Myths and Truths

The course focuses on the relationship between food, brain and mind: What is a superfood? What separates them from functional foods and similar food items What molecules contained in superfoods...

Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain
Education

Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain

The course focuses on the relationship between food, brain and mind: How does the brain work? How do emotions and thoughts affect our food choices? How do diets and nutritional...

Animal Feed Production: Feed Quality & Safety
Education

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

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably
Education

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

The course focuses on: What ‘sustainability’ means and how it applies to farming; How crops are grown in the EU - both arable and horticultural; How livestock...

Engaging with Controversies in the Food System
Education

Engaging with Controversies in the Food System

Consumers have never been confronted with so much food choice. Making a decision on what food to eat is affected by many factors, including media reports, diet research findings, and...

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology
Education

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...

How Food is Made? Understanding Food Processing Technologies
Education

How Food is Made? Understanding Food Processing Technologies

The course focuses on: The history of food processing – why it emerged and why it is important; Examples of the major traditional and more advanced food processing technologies and...

Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment
Education

Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment

This online course focuses on threats to global food security & consider key challenges which need to be overcome in order to maintain healthy & sustainable food supplies for consumer...

Our other Education programmes

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

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