With this MOOC (a free web-based form of education) the Future Food researchers at Utrecht University aim to show their enthusiasm for sharing scientific knowledge and ideas with a large audience across the world. The MOOC will be offered through Coursera, one of the biggest platforms of Massive Open Online Courses.
An interdisciplinary approach
This course focuses on two themes: food shortage and healthy choices, each taking up two weeks of the course. The last week is reserved for an interdisciplinary assignment where students can integrate all their acquired knowledge and insights with their own opinion. Researchers from different disciplines at Utrecht University contribute to this course. This offers an excellent opportunity to look at current world food problems from an interdisciplinary point of view.