15 % increase in students who want to study food science – University of Copenhagen

04 April 2014

15 % increase in students who want to study food science

The quota 2 applications show that the Food Science degree programme is popular as never before. A total of 90 students have applied for admission to this programme in 2014.

FOOD's degree programmes are oriented towards a food industry in demand of high-quality candidates.

"It's a fantastic increase of which we are very proud, especially as the number of quota 2 applicants has stagnated at the national level" says Head of Department, Bjarke Bak Christensen.

He continues: "We look forward to receiving many motivated young people and introduce them to the exciting world of research in something related to everyone's daily life, namely what we eat".

"The students have the possibility to get an education with many opportunities including a good study environment and then get an exciting job developing new innovative food".

The Food Science degree program has received 90 quota 2 applications this year compared to 78 in 2013. And applications with Food Science as first-priority are following suit with 38 food-interested young people compared to 33 in 2013.

The industry demands more career ready candidates than we produce at present.

The increase in quota 2 applications and first-priority application both represent an increase of 15%.

Nationwide, the total number of applicants is virtually unchanged with 49,100 in 2013 and 49,300 applicants in 2014.

At the University of Copenhagen, there has been a 10% decline in the number of applicants from 2013 to 2014.