WHO ARE WE?

The University of Reading’s Education & Professional Training Hub (EPTH) is the leading high-level training provider for the agrifood and health sectors.

Bridging the gap between industry and academia, the EPTH translates cutting edge academic research into applied industry expertise.  We help the sectors best talent to deepen their knowledge, advance their skills and address scientific challenges.

The EPTH offers leading-edge, up-to-date and industry-relevant training designed in collaboration with specialists and businesses serving the agrifood and health sectors.

Our provision spans from one-day workshops to short courses, part-time postgraduate and research degrees providing participants the skills and knowledge to allow them to make an immediate impact in their business and sector.

Our flexible education and training programmes allow you to develop your skills and knowledge alongside your peers, through flexible learning designed to fit around, and complement, your working life.

Upcoming Courses

Environment & Sustainability
Food & Nutrition
Understanding & Influencing Consumer Behaviour
  • University of Reading
  • 01/11/2021
  • Duration Campus workshop 3 days
  • 10
Food & Nutrition
Sustainable Livestock Production
Sustainable Livestock Production
Food Regulation & Information
Food & Nutrition
Health & Pharmacy
Environment & Sustainability
Fresh Produce Postharvest Quality Management
  • University of Reading
  • 01/06/2022
  • Duration Campus workshop 3 days
  • 20
Food & Nutrition
Flavourist training course
Food Regulation & Information
Food Regulation & Information
Sustainable Livestock Production
Food Regulation & Information

NEWS & EVENTS

Building on 2020 EIT Food Projects

Facilitated by the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH), the University has been engaged with EIT Food since its inception in 2018. EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted. It is funded by EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) which was developed by the EU to strength Europe’s ability to innovate. EIT Food is one of eight EIT innovation communities which facilitate partnerships between research, academia and industry to address key societal challenges. From involvement in 16 collaborative, pan-European projects in 2018 to 40 projects in 2020, EIT Food funding has brought approximately 8 million euros to the University. (more…)

IFNH Lunchtime seminar – Cutting through the ‘glittering imaginary’ of agriculture 4.0: are new agricultural technologies ‘game-changing’, and if so, for whom?

We are pleased to announce our next Lunchtime Seminar showcasing vertical farming, AI and robotics, alternative proteins, and gene editing, promising to improve the sustainability of food production. The next seminar “Cutting through the 'glittering imaginary' of agriculture 4.0: are new agricultural technologies 'game-changing', and if so, for whom? , presented by Professor David Christian Rose, Elizabeth Creak Associate Professor of Agricultural Innovation and Extension, University of Reading will take place via Microsoft Teams on Friday 21st May at 13.00 – 14.00. (more…)

IFNH LUNCHTIME SEMINAR FRIDAY 16TH APRIL AT 13.00 – 14.00

We are pleased to announce our next Lunchtime Seminar showcasing  the role of  Vitamin D, COVID-19 and Acute Respiratory Tract Infections. The next seminar “Vitamin D, COVID-19 and Acute Respiratory Tract Infections – Is this Nutrient the Sunshine Superstar or Just Media Hype!, presented by Professor Susan A. Lanham-New, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Biosciences & Medicine, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey will take place via Microsoft Teams on Friday 16th April at 13.00 – 14.00. (more…)