Sustainable Innovation in Food Science
The course aims to provide the students with an understanding of sustainable innovation in the food chain and sector; e.g. gentle food processing technologies and circular business models that result in reduced environmental footprints. The students will be introduced to key aspects regarding:
- Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), planetary boundaries and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Sustainable innovation and systems design thinking
- Circular business models designed for reuse and recycling of resources
- Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
- Food legislation of relevance to the course challenge
The students will be divided into groups and work theoretically with identifying potential solutions to current challenges in the food chain and sector. The student will work in a group on a relevant challenge that is linked to the teaching on a weekly basis. The students will also have to recognize the potential restrictions imposed in "real-life".
MSc Programme in Food Science and Technology
- Describe Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), system boundaries and functional units
- Describe key concepts concerning sustainable innovation in food systems design
- Describe key concepts concerning Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
- Describe key concepts concerning circular business models.
- Ability to perform comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
- Ability to critically reflect on bottlenecks in the implementation of sustainable innovation in the food chain
- Ability to investigate Intelectual Property Rights (IPR)
- Ability to evaluate existing business models and opportunities for improvements.
- A scientific approach to LCA in the food chain and sector
- Ability to apply and connect theoretical knowledge on LCA, the UN's SDGs and planetary boundaries in the course challenge
- Interdisciplinary cooperation with other students in groups.
Lectures, exercises and group work. The student will work in a group on a relevant challenge documented by a portfolio addressing the key aspects of the course.
See Absalon for a list of course literature
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
The course is identical to the discontinued course NFOK20004U
Short Thematic Course in Food Science and Technology. Therefore you
cannot register for NFOK20003U - Sustainable Innovation in Food
Science, if you have already passed NFOK20004U Short Thematic
Course in Food Science and Technology.
If you are registered with examination attempts in NFOK20004U Short Thematic Course in Food Science and Technology without having passed the course, you have to use your last examination attempts to pass the exam in NFOK20003U - Sustainable Innovation in Food Science. You have a total of three examination attempts.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Oral examination, 15 minutes
- Type of assessment details
- Individual oral examination (15 min) without preparation time in the portfolio and the course curriculum. The individual oral examination counts for 100% of the grade.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
See Learning Outcome
Single subject courses (day)
- Theory exercises
- Project work
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Block 4
- No limitation
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Food, Human Nutrition and Sports
- Department of Food Science
- Faculty of Science
- Marianne Thomsen
- Vibeke Orlien (3-7a7376446a737368326f7932686f)
- Bodil Helene Allesen-Holm
Various lecturers will teach within the specific key aspects.
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