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

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...

European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) Programme
Education

European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) Programme

The aim of the European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) Programme is to help address this need by providing postgraduate students with unique and exciting opportunities to tackle real-world...

Professional Development Framework
Education

Professional Development Framework

This activity will propose a framework, consult with partners, and run five pilot programmes to provide examples of development for different constituents: graduates, established employees (technical and managerial), top talent,...

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 course will focus on: An Introduction to Food Systems ; Fundamentals of System Sciences ; Food System Nodes I: Production & Processing ; and Food System Nodes II: Distribution and Consumption, Side...

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably
Education

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

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

Focus on Farmers
Education

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...

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

The aim of this blended programme is to provide nutrition professionals with innovative techniques that are able to deliver effective and measurable changes in their clients’ behavior....

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology
Education

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

The course will focus 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...

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

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