Doc­toral Pro­gramme in Food Chain and Health

The Doctoral Programme in Food Chain and Health (FoodHealth) brings together branches of food sciences covering food science research throughout the whole food chain. While the programme continues to foster research on traditional topics of its respective fields, it also actively encourages interdisciplinary approaches.

FoodHealth has attracted doctoral candidates and researchers from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Multidisciplinary research activities and training are purposed to provide the candidates with a wide perspective to their research area and enable them to utilize their training not only in academia but also in industry.

  • A community of 90 doctoral students from Finland and around the world
  • Disciplines represented: food chemistry, food control, food economy, food hygiene, food microbiology, food technology, food toxicology, meat inspection, microbiology of primary production and nutrition.
  • More than 90 supervisors from 14 institutions
  • Admissions: five times a year – 18 new doctoral students admitted each year
  • University-funded doctoral candidate positions: call for applications once a year
  • Want to know how others did it before you? Browse our recent doctoral theses at the university’s open digital archive.

Did you know? The employment rate of FoodHealth is very high: 98.5% of our graduates are employed after their doctoral degree.