Congratulations to @muharremt__ for winning the Bachelor Student Prize for his thesis, "Identification of Key Players within a Social Network".
Health Food Innovation Management
Are you interested in developing new food and nutrition solutions to optimise health and prevent and treat disease? Would you like to know how a health food product goes from being just an idea to being launched in the market? And would you like to be involved in creating commercially viable foods that are both tasty and healthy? Then Health Food Innovation Management could be just the programme for you.
The programme focusses on the process of innovation in the food and beverage industry by integrating four key disciplines; in depth understanding of Nutrition and Health, Consumer Sciences, Business and Entrepeneurship and Food Law in the perspective of health food innovation will be taught. You will learn how you can use your background in health and nutrition to develop new, commercially viable, healthy food products. Once you complete this master's programme, you will have all the training you need to pursue a career in the food industry. Careers in consumers education, non-governmental organisations and in academic food, nutrition and health research will also be open to you. The study programme is taught at the Maastricht University satellite location Campus Venlo, with visits to international trade exhibitions and site visits to relevant companies integrated in the curriculum.
- only programme of its kind in the world
- combines nutrition and health with business and management, consumer sciences and food law
- pursue a career in food product development or food research
- 2-year, full-time master’s, taught in English
- starts in September
- 12-14 hrs, 4 hrs group work and 18-20 hrs independent study
- integrated academic-industrial learning programme
- extensive internship at food and beverage industry, in NL or abroad
- you’ll get an MSc in Health Food Innovation Management
Ask a student
Meet Anouk: the student ambassador for the master's in Health Food Innovation Management.
On her Instagram account she shares her study programme experiences, moments of her student life, and much more. Follow her to get a sneak peek of your possible future!
Also, if you have questions about the programme and/or about (student) life in Maastricht, don't hesitate to get in touch with Anouk through her Instagram page; she's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped her with hers.
I would like to raise awareness about sustainable food choices, through large organisations or by using social media
HFIM offers me the unique possibility to combine my interests in business management with health and nutrition
My dream is to join a start-up in food innovation and make it grow
It’s not as if everyone in our programme only eats superfoods and oatmeal for breakfast
I enjoyed the fact that the master programme in Venlo teaches students more than one discipline
During my studies I learned to approach food related issues from a scientific point of view
Why this programme?
Vegan cheese wins Dutch preliminary round EcotropheliaWednesday, June 15, 2022
UM students win Food Innovation Bachelor's AwardWednesday, June 15, 2022
UM Students win the GreenFood4Health ChallengeWednesday, April 20, 2022
On 1 April 2022, the GreenFood4Health Challenge took place at the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The winning team: Anastasia Kalalidou, Einar Schulze, Vanessa Klose, Inês Brito Da Mana Morgado and Saja Alowaisi (Fontys), master students of the MSc Health Food Innovation Management at Maastricht University (UM).
Life @ UM Campus Venlo
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