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Sustainable Food – Production, Consumption and Waste

Summer School of Nutrition and Health, 10 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Aarhus C
Duration 4 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1380 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 845 EUR
Dates: 26 July - 20 August 2021 (subject to change)
Language: English - please note that VIA University College requires students attending VIA Summer School to be fluent in English. All summer schools requires active particpation both orally and in writing. This means students must have an English level of at least B2 (CEFR scale) upon arrival. You can find more information about language requirements here.
Academic level: Bachelor level
Prerequisites: Students must have completed 1.5 years of study at bachelor level
Maximum enrolment: Maximum 50 participants. If there are more eligible applicants than available places, they will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis
Application deadline: 1 April, 2021.
Location:  VIA University College, Aarhus City Campus, Aarhus Denmark
Aim The objective of the summer school is to raise awareness of the importance of promoting sustainability within the food production, consumption and waste sector by introducing participants to the ways sustainability is incorporated into, and works within, the Danish food chain.

Course preparation – participants will be required to complete a short assignment prior to the course commencing.By working from a problem-based perspective, participants will work with, and come up with, ideas for solutions to different parts of the food chain (e.g., farms, food companies and commercial kitchens). The focus of the course will be
  • Sustainability according to the UN’s 17 Sustainability Development Goals, focusing on the following goals:
  • From field to fork (to waste)
  • Food production – primary sector (agricultural sector/fishing, etc.)
  • Food production – industry and institution
  • Sustainable meals 
  • Food waste
The course structure will include:
Field visits
Guest lecturers
Group work with selected food chain challenges formulated by companies working within the food chain (the external partners) Presentations of solutions to the challenges faced by the external partner.

Social programme
VIA Summer School will arrange a variety of social and cultural events to expand your knowledge of Denmark and the other participants at the VIA Summer School courses. You can decide for yourself the extent to wish you want to participate in these activities.


You can find a link to our application via our website.

You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

VIA University College
Anna Kronborg Bell
Project Manager
VIA Summer School

Tuition (subject to change)

EU-citizens = 6300 DKK (app. 845 EUR)

Non-EU citizens = 10300 DKK (app. 1380 EUR)

Tuition fee waiver:
Students from VIA, students from VIA’s partners or students from other Danish educational institutions can participate free of charge if they can provide proof of credit transfer into their own study programme.

Course fee includes:

Classes and tuition
Social programme including welcome and farewell events (we organise 2-3 events pr. week)
Goodie bag with a map of Aarhus, a water bottle and a pen
Personalised graduation certificate

Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.

Dates and prices are subject to change.

Note: This course is offered as a part of the regular bachelor programmes. Seats available after allocating seats to credit-transfer students from VIA University College, Danish Higher Educational Institutions and partner institutions are offered under the Empty-place Scheme and the rules of Danish Open University. You must meet the admission requirements for the degree programme under which the course is offered. If you have any doubt or questiosn regarding this please do not hesitate to contact VIA Summer School.

26 July - 20 August

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Jul 26

Campus Aarhus C


Campus Aarhus C is a totally new and modern campus with many specialties and a wide variety of international and Danish-language programmes. The Campus is 46,000 squaremeters divided in 5 buildings, each with 4-6 floors.
The buildings display innovative and playful architecture and has been awarded with an architectural prize as one of the 3 best and most beautiful new constructions in Aarhus. Facilities include roof-top running track and basket ball court, spacious and bright classrooms and auditoriums, canteen and student cafe and bar.
Campus Aarhus C is located in the center of Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark with approximately 320.000 inhabitants.

Campus Aarhus C offers programmes in Danish within the fields of teaching, social education, social work, construction, engineering, business and management as well as programmes taught and conducted in English within architecture, technology, engineering, business and management. In addition, Campus C is host to a nimber of VIA's Summer School programmes.

  • Students: 6.300
  • International students: 630
  • Employees: 430
Read more about Campus C here.

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