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Do you want to contribute to the protein transition? Then this minor is the right choice for you. In this minor, the focus is on the transition towards plant and alternative proteins within the context of, and the impact on, the entire value chain: from soil to consumer.

Protein transition is the shift from the consumption of animal proteins to plant and other new protein sources. This protein transition is necessary to ensure a more sustainable diet without continuing to harm the valuable ecosystems on our planet.

About the program

In this minor you will work with fellow students on a research project in cooperation with a company that makes a relevant contribution to the protein transition. These projects are positioned across the entire food chain, from breeding and cultivation to the production of meat and dairy alternatives,  market-oriented innovative research, and consumer buying behavior. Each research project will take into account sustainability aspects and the impact on the entire food chain.

You have the opportunity to further develop your ambition and talent by specializing yourself in one or more areas of the protein transition. This will help you to gain more knowledge and skills as a professional in your future job or own business. Possible topics impact on:

  • sustainability,
  • current and future protein sources,
  • breeding technology to improve protein yield,
  • cultivation,
  • protein extraction technology,
  • functionality and product development for plant proteins and
  • consumer behavior.

Learning goals

During the program, you conduct practice-oriented research into a specific part of the vegetable protein production chain, taking into account the sustainability aspects and impact on the entire chain and a market-oriented focus in the field of high-quality vegetable proteins.

You will present a critical and evidence-based vision of the protein transition based on: 

  • sustainability aspects,
  • impact on the sector and
  • impact on the consumer.

You do this by working on personal learning questions/objectives about the protein transition and develops a portfolio for this.


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