Here you can find a short overview of all the necessary information about the challenge structure.


The Food 4 Health and Safety Challenge  is a course built on the principles of  challenge-based learningThis 20 week 7,5 ECT challenge starts in February 2021 and is open to all third-year students from WUR, TU/e, UU and UMCU!



You will join the challenge in an interdisciplinary team of 4-6 students which will be a mix of curious and motivated people complementary in experience, team role and academic background. This requires you to collaborate and you can learn with and from each other. Throughout the challenge you will receive coaching on the project, as well as on your personal development. No worries if you don’t know anybody from WUR, TU/e, UU or UMCU yet! Teams will be formed by the organizing staff based on motivational letters and the background of the students. 


The 20-week challenge consist of inspiring masterclasses, exciting team-building activities, and individual coaching. Team deliverables include a concept, a pitch, and a report on your teams’ solution to the real-life problem of the Dutch Ministry of Defence, based on Design Thinking. A personal development plan and a portfolio including CV are part of your individual assignment. Study points will be granted upon completion.

(online) learning community

To help you get the most out of this challenge there will be 4 plenary events and you will be provided with an online learning environment. Here you and your team members can meet, share documents, ask questions to your tutor, coach, and to experts all time- and place independent. This is also the space where you can follow online events and masterclasses and contact the rest of your fellow challengers.

Join the learning adventure

Joining the Food 4 Health and Safety Challenge means:

Through coaching you’ll be enhancing the skills you already have within you. Are you up for it?

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