Sustainability Concepts in Food Technology - Methodological Approaches and Case Studies

A.Y. 2020/2021
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
November 2020
Lead instructor: Vera Agnese Lavelli
The food industry is of primary importance to several national economies around the world, thus being urged to address the impelling need for a sustainable production system. The course aims to illustrate sustainability issues in food technology with a holistic approach, starting from an overview of useful sources of information and reliable tools for assessing environmental impacts and then focusing on three complementary strategies towards sustainability: emerging food technologies, new packaging systems and tools to assess consumer attitude towards sustainable innovation. These themes will be covered by frontal lessons and a sensory & consumer science lab session, based on the case studies derived from the research projects conducted by the lecturers over the last few years. The ultimate goal is to support the PhD students that aspire to advance knowledge and applications in the perspective of sustainable food processing.
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • for courses starting in June 2021, until 25 May 2021
  • for courses starting in July 2021, until 25 June 2021
  • for courses starting in September 2021, until 30 August 2021.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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By schedule
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Thursday 16.30-17.30. Please, contact me in advance by e-mail
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