November 04th 2014

Successful start to the MCI’s innovative Master’s program for Bioresource & Food Engineering

Positive response to the new study program from students and industry partners alike - Setting the stage for the promotion of innovation, know-how and international thinking in tomorrow’s sustainable industries

In autumn 2014, the Entrepreneurial School® launched its new Master’s program for Bioresource & Food Engineering as the product of extensive development work conducted in close cooperation with the regional food and bioresource industry.

The development partners feel that the new Master’s program creates added value for trade and industry, society and the region by strengthening competence, research, development, innovation, net product and international networking in the food industry, agriculture and forestry, and in environmental, energy and bioresource engineering.

Students will acquire in-depth knowledge in the fields of natural science, engineering and business management. Graduates will be capable of designing, optimizing and steering intelligent product development, manufacturing processes, packing and marketing for natural raw materials, healthy foodstuffs, organic functional and convenience foods, and biogenic side products.

While the Bachelor’s program is available for both full- and part-time students, the Master’s has been launched with an eye to the needs of working students. To prepare students for work at the international level, English has been integrated in the study program as a second working language, while the medium-term plan is to develop the Master’s into a full English-language program. With the new program, the MCI is offering the business community partnerships and support in terms of research, development, innovation, infrastructure and project work.

In the context of a model technology offensive, the MCI has greatly expanded its offering in the field of Technology & Life Sciences in the last few years. With about one thousand students now studying in this segment, the Entrepreneurial School® has established itself as a competent player in the German-speaking world.


Mag. Martin Darbo, LL.M, CEO at A. Darbo AG: “Bioresource & Food Engineering is an industry of the future with enormous potential for growth. Training and research and development are more important here than ever before. I should like to congratulate the MCI on creating these innovative programs.”

Dr. Franz Fischler, former EU Commissioner and President of the Alpbach European Forum: “The MCI’s Master in Bioresource & Food Engineering is organized on the basis of an intelligent time model that permits students to continue to work to a certain degree. That enables students to combine relevant professional experience with a highly promising field of study.”

Further information:
Master in Bioresource & Food Engineering
Bachelor in Bioresource & Food Engineering

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