Anouk van Weert (the Netherlands), Health Food Innovation Management
I would like to raise awareness about sustainable food choices, through large organisations or by using social media

Studying at Maastricht University (UM) is a personalised, life enriching experience that prepares you for the future, both professionally as personally. Our bachelor’s and master’s programmes are designed for students who have an intrinsic curiosity in human behaviour and health. Students ‘who want to go the extra mile’ on a professional and/or personal level. What’s your extra mile?

"I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from the University of Amsterdam. Even then I was already interested in food and coaching people.

During my bachelor I was also chairwoman of the cooking club at my study association and I really enjoyed raising awareness about and helping others with sustainable food choices. When I visited the Open Day at Maastricht University and saw this programme, I knew this was what I was looking for. Because my bachelor’s programme had a strong focus on biology, I was accepted right away.

Health Food Innovation Management is a very interdisciplinary programme. Besides gaining knowledge about the food chain in all its aspects, digestion and health effects, we also learn to develop innovative concepts, how to bring them to market, about law and management aspects. There is a very good balance in theory and practical application.

I wasn’t familiar with the Problem-Based Learning concept at all, but was positively surprised. Together with the international classroom, the many different backgrounds of my fellow students and the practical aspects of this programme, I think it’s the perfect preparation for a successful career after graduation.”


Anouk posts weekly on Instagram about her experiences during the master's programme and her life in Venlo. She's also happy to answer your questions about the programme and about (student) life.

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