About us

Food Galaxy

There is a chronic shortage of food professionals in Europe and also elsewhere. If this situation is not changed, this shortage will have an impact on food processing, food safety, food security and actually on everything that has to do with food. With time the situation would get worse.

Many high-school students, but also many others, have no idea how interesting food science and technology is, they believe that it is boring, but is it ….?. To the contrary, it is a fascinating world that has many interesting and often unexpected aspects. Food science and technology, moreover, are essential to be able to provide 7 billion people of healthy, nutritious food every day – and many more in the future.

This website gives an impression of what food science and technology offers. A fast majority of high-school students, from all over Europe, who have looked at the website, found the website very interesting and would go back to the website for more information. For interested students, the website provides detailed information about the possibilities of studying food science and technology in all European countries, from east to west and north to south and in the local language.

Have a look and get convinced!

 


 

The website has been designed as part of the EU project The Track-Fast, coordinated by Prof. Cristina L.M. Silva of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Escola Superior de Biotecnologia and involves 27 partners from 16 countries. The objective is to determine Training Requirements and Careers for Knowledge-based Food Science and Technology in Europe, FP7 KBBE 227220, and is funded with support from the European Commission. This document however reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

 


 

TRACK_FAST

We are part of TRACK_FAST, which is an European project entitled “Training requirements and careers for knowledge-based Food Science and Technology in Europe”. TRACK_FAST has outlined four key areas:

 

  • Identification and definition of personal skills requirements in food job market (WP1)

  • Developments for the regulation of food science and technology professions in Europe (WP2)

  • Establishment of a framework for continual professional training and career development for the FST professional (WP3)

  • Motivation of young people to enter and pursue of a career in food science and technology in Europe (WP4).

     

You can find out more about us (WP4) in TRACK_FAST and the other work packages (WP1, WP2 and WP3) by heading over to https:\\www.trackfast.eu.