Lund University, public body, established in 1666, is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world with education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama. Lund University hosts 42,000 students (6,000 international) and 7,680 employees in an international environment collaborating with 600 partner universities in over 70 countries. One of its strengths is food studies along the whole food chain – from plants to consumer.
Lund University offers education in food studies at all levels – from undergraduate studies to Masters and Doctoral level. Each year 2,000 students study one or more of over 200 course modules or programmes within food studies offered at Lund University. The research covers the whole food chain – from plant genetics to food structure, processing, packaging, and health, to consumer and retail studies. The university encourages innovation and entrepreneurship. Consumer products, new manufacturing techniques, analytical and measuring methods, devices, production and process control techniques, packaging innovations, meal solutions, and more have all derived from Lund.
The interdisciplinary unit Lund University Food Studies (LUFO), is coordinating the activities within the food are at Lund University (www.lufo.lu.se). Lund University brings competence along the whole food chain – from plants to consumer. Key expertise in Knowledge transfer, foresight and innovation studies, Food technology and Food education.
Tasks in NextFood
WP1 Inventory of the skills needed for a transition to more sustainable agriculture, forestry and associated bio-value chains
WP 4 Policy assessment and recommendations
WP 5 Quality assured knowledge transfer
WP 7 Management