Master Sustainable Food Systems

Joint Degree Programme

The MSc Food Systems is a joint venture of six leading European higher education institutes:

  • University of Kassel in Witzenhausen (Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences)
  • University of Applied Sciences Fulda (Faculty of Nutritional, Food and Consumer Sciences)
  • University of Ghent, Belgium (Faculty of Bioscience Engineering)Institute Supérieur d'Àgriculture et d'Àgroalimentaire Rhône-Alpes Lyon (France)
  • University Cluj-Napoco, Romania Faculty of Horticulture)
  • UniversityAarhus, Denmark (Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Food Science)


This European master's degree programme is tailored for students who:

  • are looking for an international degree with an intercultural and interdisciplinary focus on sustainable food systems along the value chain from farm to fork,
  • are interested in sustainable food production and how to manage and implement  food production related activities in a sustainable way,
  • want to benefit from a structured mobility scheme allowing to study at two different institutions at minimum,
  • are aiming at flexible career options within management positions in the food sector.

Structure of the programme

The programme is entirely taught in English and implies to study at least in two partner countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Romania).

In the first semester students chose one of two home universities which is offered parallel in Germany and Romania.

The second semester is a specialization: Sustainable food chains (Germany), Economics (Rumania), Food technology and microstructure (Belgium) or Raw Material and Processing (Aarhus).

The third semester is offered by ISARA-Lyon and deals with food innovation, entrepreneurship and management.

The fourth semester is dedicated to the Master's thesis.

For winter semester 20/21 there will be no intake for the German partners University of Kassel and Fulda University of Applied Sciences.