Learn more about this challenge.

The Dutch armed forces contribute to freedom, safety, and welfare in the Netherlands and abroad. When on mission and during the excercise operations they need to withstand many physical and mental challenges. Next to excellent equipment and proper training, food plays a crucial role in well-being of the military. Check out the video to find out more about this challenge.


Your challenge is to design a concept that is sustainable, satisfactory to the military, and suits with the food-requirements set by the Ministry of Defence.



11 weeks of online and 4 face to face activities.

The challenge consists of 4 events, that take place over the course of 11 weeks. Each event will take place at a different location throughout the Netherlands. Note that the duration of every event is the whole day, meaning 09:00 - 21:00 (including sleepover during the first event)!

Why join?

Join the course, and solve a real-life problem with peers from UU, UMCU, TU/e and WUR. In addition, earn 7.5 ECTS!

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The Food for Health and Safety Challenge gives you an opportunity to solve a real-life problem while working on your personal and professional skills. It consists of inspiring masterclasses, exciting team-building activities and individual coaching. Join to broaden your network, collaborate with peers from different universities and get acquainted with the work field! A bonus: upon the completion of the course you will get 7.5 study points.

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How to apply?

Make sure you meet the application requirements!

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The course is designed for master students of TU/e, WUR, UU and UMCU. However, bachelor students are also able to participate. The challenge calls for interdisciplinary collaboration. We are looking for students in the fields of Natural and Life Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Food Technology, Social Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Humanities and Economics. So, we need creative-thinkers, bridge builders, team leaders and other!

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