New Double Degree Program of MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® and the University of Seville in Food Technology, Industry and Nutrition
The combination of the MCI Master's Program in Food Technology & Nutrition with the Master's Program in Food Technology & Industry at the University of Seville will soon form the combined Double Master Degree Program on Food Technology, Industry and Nutrition. The recently announced cooperation, which is made possible within the framework of the European university alliance Ulysseus, will offer students the chance to learn about the perspectives of both partners in the field of food technology and seize new opportunities.
Katrin Bach, Head of the Food Technology & Nutrition program at MCI, confirms, "The expansion and simultaneous strengthening of our Master's programs will create new study and work opportunities for all students. We are very happy that we were able to implement this development within the European University Ulysseus and the European idea."
Manuela Sebastiana Ruiz Dominguez, Head of the Food Technology & Industry program at the University of Seville explains, “The double degree has aroused great interest among our students and teachers. We see promising opportunities in this agreement and look forward to additional options of collaboration".
The program comprises 5 semesters, with MCI students completing the first year of study in Innsbruck; semesters three and four are spent at USE. For students at USE, the study program is designed the opposite way: For them, the Master's program begins in Seville and is continued in the second year at MCI. In the fifth semester, all students write their master theses in Innsbruck and get their examinations taken by representatives of both institutions.
The combined Master's program between the MCI and the University of Seville is one of the first double degree programs to be developed by the Ulysseus partners in the coming years. Susanne Lichtmannegger, Head of International Relations at MCI, adds: "The implementation of a joint European university, as currently pursued by MCI within the Ulysseus consortium, will open up a variety of possible innovative study experiences for our students at all six participating universities. The double degree program developed for Food Technology with the Universidad de Sevilla is a fine example of the enormous added value offered by European cooperation in higher education."
Special thanks from MCI go to Ana Maria Beltrán, Deputy Director for Internationalization and Corporate Internships, and Manuela Sebastiana Ruiz Dominguez, Head of the Food Technology & Industry program at the University of Seville, as well as all colleagues from both universities involved.
Ulysseus is one of 41 European university alliances selected by the European Commission to become the University of the Future. The six European universities (MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®, Austria; University of Seville, Spain; University of Genoa, Italy; University of Côte d'Azur, France; Košice University of Technology, Slovakia; and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland) aim to create a dynamic and diverse alliance by promoting mobility, joint degrees, business internships, and the implementation of high-impact international research and innovation projects. The development of double and joint degrees plays a central role in this.