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The Department of Food Science at Aarhus University The Dept. of Food Science at Aarhus University is all about food and food quality. Everyone has an expertise in food whether they are focused on taste, health-promoting qualities, sustainable food production or developing new food products.

News

Photo: The Seedbed bootcamp took place online due to the circumstances – and it was a success!

2020.06.29 | Food

AU FOOD hosting international entrepreneurship programme

The Department of Food Science at Aarhus University, AU FOOD, is a consortium partner in the EIT Food Seedbed Entrepreneurship programme. The programme supports aspiring entrepreneurs to determine whether there is a market for their products or services, within innovative agrifood technologies. The Seedbed bootcamp has just taken place online with…

Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto

2020.06.09 | DCA

Participate in an open webinar about circular bioeconomy

On 1 July 2020, Aarhus University Centre for Circular Bioeconomy (CBIO) will be hosting a webinar with presentations of the newest research. The webinar is open to anyone interested.

Photo: Olden Kombucha

2020.06.09 | Food

Kombucha startup receives support from Future Food & Bioresource Innovation

The Food eHub at the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, has helped a local start-up company to secure funding from Future Food & Bioresource Innovation. The funding will support the development of the product Olden Kombucha, a fermented drink made with tea, in cooperation with the Aarhus University School of Engineering and the company…

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Alumni activities

Interdiciplinary centres

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