SINGAPORE: Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is working with a leading research centre of Wageningen University from the Netherlands in food science and technology.
Both sides are looking into new undergraduate modules.
NTU aims to develop full—fledged programmes in this field at the undergraduate and Master’s level, and involve more schools and departments from both universities.
This will help to build a critical mass of trained manpower for the food industry, locally and regionally.
On the research front, NTU and Wageningen University are expected to focus on projects such as converting agricultural raw materials to high—value food ingredients, as well as sustainable food production including conversion of waste to food supplements.
The agreement providing for their partnership was signed on Friday by NTU’s president Professor Bertil Andersson and Wageningen University’s president Dr Aalt Dijkhuizen.
Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands, who was at NTU as part of her official visit to Singapore, was also present.
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