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Sustainability of Food production in Higher Education and Applied Research

  • Rob Bakker
  • HAS Hogeschool

HAS University of Applied Sciences, established in 's-Hertogenbosch and Venlo is the Centre in the Southern Netherlands for higher professional education (HBO) in the agri-food sector.  The University’s applied research groups are working closely with companies in raising sustainability of food production. Research is integrated with our education programme and thanks to this, students can carry out high-quality, practice-oriented projects. Typically, teams of four to five students are assigned to a specific company and interact regularly with their company supervisors. Examples of such projects, which are closely linked to SDG’s 2, 3, 4 and 12, are presented during this lecture.