What is the Food for the Future Graduation hub?
Food for the Future is an interdisciplinary graduation hub of the universities Leiden, Delft and Erasmus around food systems, food production, food consumption and sustainability. The central question is: How can we feed a growing world population in a sustainable way?
In the hub, the Centre for Sustainability offers students the possibility to have an impact with their graduation research. The Centre for Sustainability helps you find a research topic and connect you with relevant organisations. They have a network of companies within the horticultural and agrifood sector, relevant scientists and governmental organisations. The hub is also a partner of IFAMA 2020, a four-day conference that will bring together agri-food professionals to accelerate innovation.
The Centre for Sustainability has bi-weekly meetings: once per month they meet to discuss and/or present your research with other students and once per month they have an excursion and or guest lecture. (See programme below)
Who can join the hub?
Master students of the universities Leiden, Delft and Erasmus who are interested in the following sub-themes.
- Circular food systems
- Innovation and digitalisation
- Food & health
- International entrepreneurship
What can you expect:
- Bi-weekly meetings including an excursion or guest lecture once per month
- Connections within science, business and government
- Help to find your research questions and topic
- An interdisciplinary research environment: work together with students from different universities (from Leiden-Delft-Erasmus)
Note: you have to find your own supervisor.
5 September: Kick-off meeting (Campus Wijnhaven The Hague)
19 September - Visit World Horti Center + guest lecture
3 October - Excursion tulip fields & meet the entrepreneur
17 October - Meeting (Campus Wijnhaven The Hague)
7 November - Excursion to Duijvestijn Tomaten
21 November - Meeting (Campus Wijnhaven The Hague)
12 December - Knowledge Café
Interested in joining?
E-mail the coordinator with your name, university, master’s programme and a short motivation of why you would like to join the hub.
Apply before 1 September.