3rd Winter School of the Graduate Center MSE

Food and Energy 

  • February 18 - 22, 2019

  • Costs: 500 € p.p. (including excursion, board and lodging)

  • Who: up to 30 participants (Ph.D. candidates; post graduates)

  • Requirements: Interest in sustainable development and energy questions, agriculture, food processing or distribution, interested in energy accounting methods of complex processes

The food industry is facing emerging challenges: Food production accounts for 30% of global final energy consumption; processing and distribution as well as retail and preparation are the main factors for a highly inefficient industry. This problem will get worse with 80% of the 10 billions people living in cites in 2050. With the transformation to renewable energy the production of fertilizers is facing a big change. Food scandals upset consumers and make the call for regional products even louder. Due to climate change and droughts crop failures are predicted to occur more often. During the Winter School 2019 „Food and Energy“ we address these challenges and discuss approaches to a sustainable food production and supply chain.

Registration deadline: December 11, 2018. Please send your application (including CV & abstract of your research topic) to Dr. Petra Liedl (liedl@mse.tum.de).   

For more information on the detailed outline of the event including lectures, topics and a tentative schedule, please click here. The poster for the Winter School 2019 can be found here. For the flyer, please click here.