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2017.09.14 | Food

Nomination for the nils foss talent prize

Alexandru Luca, FQS, is the only AU scientist nominated for the Nils Foss Talent Prize 2017

School meals may improve social relations. Photo: Colourbox

2017.10.26 | Food

Well-functioning framework for school meals equals healthier children

The availability of healthy and appetizing food is a prerequisite for ensuring that children eat healthy food at school; but the social environment also plays an important role. A recent report from Aarhus University investigates what it takes to introduce healthier food habits to school classes.

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2017.09.12 | Food

New Centre for Innovative Food Research is opening

Aarhus University opens a new centre to bring together leading competences within food research. The centre is iFOOD and the opening event will take place on 25 September in Agro Food Park.

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National initiatives

  • FOOD involved in NIC - National Ingredients Center
  • FOOD involved in Danish FoodNetwork that works to generate growth and development in food SME's. FOOD's Head of Department Michelle Williams is a member of FoodNetworks board.
  • FOOD is part of a large national joint application entitled "Rethink good food". The application has also led to Aarhus and Central Denmark been appointed as European Region of Gastronomy in 2017

International initiatives

  • Head of Department Michelle Williams is current chair of the Board of EUFRIN, which is an informal network of university departments and research institutes for temperate fruit crops. Several EUFRIN members and companies in the fruit sector are partners in the EUFRUIT project which is coordinated by Michelle Williams. EUFRUIT is an EU network project, and the aim is to create a dedicated platform to secure that existing research are fully exploited by the fruit sector.
  • FOOD is a member of European Sensory Network (ESN) represented by Professor Derek V. Byrne and the science team Food Quality Perception and Society. ESN is an international network of leading research institutions and industrial partners at the cutting edge of sensory and consumer sciences. ESN brings together 28 member organisations acting in 17 European countries, and four non-European countries. ESN members and partners share their knowledge and expertise to explore the value and applications of sensory sciences in food and non-food industrial practices. The well-established contacts among ESN members are used strategically to plan and perform international studies and initiate joint large research applications.

Strategy 2016-2020

Read about FOOD's strategy in this brochure