A world without food packaging is unthinkable. It offers numerous advantages in terms of hygiene, food safety, transport, reduction of food waste, etc. but it also has an impact on our ecological footprint. To reduce it, producers, consumers and governments are increasingly looking for sustainable food packaging alternatives.

Keeping a food product fresh and safe for as long as possible reduces food waste, but the material needed to ensure the longest possible shelf life is not always the most sustainable. Conversely, the most sustainable material may not have the best effect on the food in terms of food safety or quality. In this way, every food product faces its own puzzling question: which material and technology should we use to maximise shelf life, guarantee quality, be cost-efficient, sustainable, and safe?

These issues are at the heart of our three unique training programmes.

  1. Advanced Master of Science in Sustainable Food Packaging

A comprehensive, holistic programme combining all possible aspects in 9 courses and a master’s thesis. The programme leads to a master’s degree.

  2. Postgraduate Programme Sustainable Food Packaging Solutions

A shorter programme containing the fundamentals of the master’s programme in 7 courses, and a hands-on internship at an external organisation.

  3. Postgraduate Programme Food Packaging Track:
      Food, Materials or Sustainability

The shortest programme focusing on one of the three domains, in which a successful integrative assignment leads to a postgraduate certificate.

Adv. Master of Science in Sustainable Food Packaging Postgraduate Sustainable Food Packaging Solutions Postgraduate Food Packaging Track
September – June September – June September – March
Master’s thesis Internship /
Exams Integrative assignment Integrative assignment
Diploma Certificate Certificate

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Extracurricular and networking activities

In order to build long-term relationships and a (learning) network, students will be working together on business cases and group assignments, will be able to take part in social activities (organised by the programme committee), jointly go on guided company tours and field trips, etc.

This network – during the course of the programme and afterwards – will be composed of students from different disciplines, with different backgrounds and from different parts of the world, which encourages interdisciplinary and international (formal and informal) learning.