At the forefront of healthy, safe and sustainable food

DTU National Food Institute conducts research into and disseminates - through advice, innovation and teaching - sustainable and value-creating solutions in the area of food and health for the benefit of society.

The institute’s vision is to make a difference by generating future prosperity through research into food and health. The institute:

  • prevents disease and promotes health
  • develops new and better food products for a growing population
  • creates sustainable technological solutions.

The institute’s tasks are carried out in a unique interdisciplinary cooperation in e.g. nutrition, chemistry, toxicology, microbiology, epidemiology, modelling and technology.


Tine Rask Licht

Tine Rask Licht Acting Head of Institute, Professor Phone: +45 35887186

Research at the centre for the common good of society and industry

DTU National Food Institute:

  • solves, through research, some of the biggest societal challenges the world is facing

  • delivers state-of-the-art scientific advice to national and international public authorities and businesses

  • translates the Institute’s research results into innovation - value-creating solutions for businesses and authorities

  • teaches at all levels students for business, public authorities and research in the area of food technology, food safety and nutrition.