Director's Message

Welcome to NTU’s Food Science Technology Programme!

Food security is a key national priority by many governments around the world. Singapore’s vulnerability is compounded by our high dependency on imported food and our limited land and sea space for food production. Technological innovations, from modern farming technology to reducing food wastage through novel processing technology, are needed for our current food industry so as to ensure Singapore’s access to safe and nutritious food at affordable prices.

With its strong interdisciplinary teaching and research credentials in Science and Engineering, NTU is best positioned to contribute to the national effort for an enhanced food security. As a first step, a strategic partnership has been forged with Wageningen University & Research (WUR) from the Netherlands, one of the best Universities in the world in Food Science and Technology.  

The Joint NTU-WUR 2nd Major programme in FST was launched in 2014 as an interschool-interdisciplinary strategic initiative, and offered to a selective group of students from four NTU degree programmes (Biology, Chemistry, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering).

Our FST students have exclusive overseas immersion to WUR (study trip and academic exchange), as well as priority internship selection in food MNCs and local SMEs (Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Kellogg's, Givaudan, Friesland Campina, Mead Johnson, Abbott Nutrition, Dupont, Danone, F&N among others). They will also have food industry mentorship opportunity, food industry visits and lecture series by food industry leaders.

Together with our dedicated Faculties from both NTU and WUR, we warmly welcome you to embark on this exciting journey towards a future-ready food industry! 

Professor William Chen
Director of Food Science and Technology Programme