History

Aarhus University underwent major restructuring in 2011. The number of faculties was reduced from nine to four, and the number of departments from 55 to 26. The Faculty of Science and Technology was established, and the 4,500 members of staff were assigned to twelve new departments – among others the Department of Food Science.

The department was formed by the merger of two former departments: the Department of Horticulture and the Department of Food Science. The Head of Department is Michelle Williams.

In 2011, the department was restructured and the staff were assigned to the following five science teams and a department secretariat:

Department of Food Science is presently located at two AU locations - AU Foulum and AU Aarslev. As part of the restructuring of Aarhus University the department will be merged at a single site on the Aarhus University campus at the earliest by 2018.