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Food Transitions 2050

30 October 2023

The Joint Postgraduate School Food Transitions 2050 is a partnership initiative between UC, Lincoln University, Plant & Food Research, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, and AgResearch. Learn about Food Transitions 2050.


Food Transitions 2050 is a postgraduate school focusing on food sustainability. The result of a multilateral partnership, the initiative is dedicated to supporting the transition of our regional, national and international food systems – the first for postgraduate research in Aotearoa New Zealand. The school’s core purpose is to support the transition to more future-focused, sustainable food systems and preparation by the year 2050.

At the heart of the initiative is a virtual community of practice of PhD students and their supervisory teams conducting research in a set of PhD projects linked by the overarching theme of Food Transitions 2050.


How it works

PhD students in the initiative are enrolled at one of the two university partners, and students and their supervisory teams operate under the requirements for PhD research enrolment at their home university. The intention is that the PhD student experience is as consistent as possible across the School.

Applications for projects are open

Prospective students can now apply for one of our available PhD projects. More information at ‘Apply now’ link below.

PhD Cohorts
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