Students from VIA University College at VIA Summer School

Sustainability within food production,
consumption and waste sectors

Sustainable Food – Production, Consumption and Waste

Summer School

Learn about the ways in which sustainability is incorporated into, and works within, the Danish food chain. This will give you ideas for solutions to different parts of the food chain with a focus on sustainability, according to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

About the programme

  • Facts and information

    Subject: Sustainable Food – Production, Consumption and Waste

    Duration: 4 weeks

    Dates: 27 July – 21 August 2019

    Language: English - please note that VIA University College requires students attending VIA Summer School to be fluent in English. All summer schools requires active particpation both orally and in writing. This means students must have an English level of at least B2 (CEFR scale) upon arrival. You can find more information about language requirements here.

    Credits: 10 ECTS

    Academic level: BA level

    Prerequisites: Students must have completed 1 year of study at bachelor level. Students must be at least 18 years old to apply.

    Maximum enrolment: Maximum 40 participants. If there are more eligible applicants than available places, they will be distributed according to the first-come, first-served basis. 10 places are reserved for students who are studying outside of Denmark.

    Housing: VIA Summer School offers housing service. Read more here.

    Application deadline: 1 April 2020.

    Location: VIA University College, Campus Aarhus C, Ceresbyen 24, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

  • Content

    The summer school will give you knowledge on how to work with sustainability within the food production, consumption and waste sector 

    Aim

    The objective of the summer school is to raise awareness of the importance of promoting sustainability within the food production, consumption and waste sector by introducing participants to the ways sustainability is incorporated into, and works within, the Danish food chain.

    Content

    Course preparation – participants will be required to complete a short assignment prior to the course commencing.

    By working from a problem-based perspective, participants will work with, and come up with, ideas for solutions to different parts of the food chain (e.g., farms, food companies and commercial kitchens).

    The focus of the course will be

    • Sustainability according to the UN’s 17 Sustainability Development Goals, focusing on the following goals:
    • From field to fork (to waste)
    • Food production – primary sector (agricultural sector/fishing, etc.)
    • Food production – industry and institution
    • Sustainable meals 
    • Food waste

    The course structure will include:

    Field visits

    Guest lecturers

    Group work with selected food chain challenges formulated by companies working within the food chain (the external partners)

    Presentations of solutions to the challenges faced by the external partners

  • Tuition and fees

    Accommodation, meals, insurance, visa and travelling expenses are not included in the fee

    EU-citizens = To be decided for 2020.

    Non-EU citizens = To be decided for 2020.

    Discount and tuition fee waivers

    Students from VIA, VIA's partner institutions abroad and other Danish institutions are eligible for tuition fee waivers for this course, if they can provide documentation for approval of credit transfer.

    Please contact VIA Summer School to learn more about other possibilities for discounts on this course.

    Course fee includes

    Classes and tuition
    Social programme including welcome and farewell events (we organise 2-3 events pr. week)
    Goodie bag with a map of Aarhus, a water bottle and a pen
    Personalised graduation certificate

    Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.

    VIA Summer School offers housing service. Read more here.

    Note: This course is offered as a part of the regular bachelor programmes. Seats available after allocating seats to credit-transfer students from VIA University College, Danish Higher Educational Institutions and partner institutions are offered under the Empty-place Scheme and the rules of Danish Open University. You must meet the admission requirements for the degree programme under which the course is offered. If you have any doubt or questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact VIA Summer School.

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us, if you have any questions

    Use this form or contact us via the details below

    VIA University College

    Anna Kronborg Bell

    Project Manager

    VIA Summer School

    +45 87551505

    summerschool@via.dk