University Summit in Kyushu 2007
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 27-28 October
Session 2 : The University as a Resource for Prosperous Local Communities

Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. M. MOUSAVI
Head, Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Tehran


University as a Resource for Prosperous Communities


Food security and food safety are two major needs of todayfs and ever-growing human needs. Limited food resources from one side and population growth from other side require the right and constructive management of food resources. The importance of the slogan of gthinking globally and acting locallyh should be observed for food more than anything else. The relation between food and local resources is a solid fact which finds its real meaning when observed as a worldwide element. Therefore, as local management of food resources and systems is a key part of managing global sources, such aspects are discussed in this lecture.

University, government, humans, raw materials, entrepreneurship, market and industry are considered as local resources related to food and food system. The role of university as brain chamber of the entire package will be emphasized.