"I'm eagerly anticipating the exciting journey ahead. I'm committed to bringing my passion and energy to the upcoming challenges, and I can't wait to contribute to our collective success."
My name is Johannes Goldwurm, and I am the new chairman of the International Student Association Umami. I am 25 years old and originally from South Tyrol, Italy.
My academic journey led me to Vienna University, where I completed my bachelor's degree in nutritional sciences. My passion for nutrition lies at the cellular level, and I'm intrigued by how the interplay between molecules significantly influences our health. I believe Ann Wigmore hit the nail on the head regarding nutrition with her quote: “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”
I chose to study at the University of Maastricht because I was thrilled about the PBL teaching style, which is a more modern and, in my view, a more sustainable way of learning. What I really like about Health Food Innovation Management is its interdisciplinary approach. It demands a solid scientific foundation in health and nutrition while also preparing one for the future working field in the industry through business-related courses and visits to food and ingredient fairs. This ambiguous preparation for our future was especially important for me since I was not sure if I wanted to continue with an academic career after my bachelor's. Now, I am still able to get a foothold in both.
Beyond my academic pursuits, I have a passion for sports. Whether it's the teamwork of volleyball, the intensity of ice hockey, or the challenge of bouldering, I find joy and inspiration in the world of sports.
I am really looking forward to the upcoming year and the business, educational, and social activities we will plan as an association. As the chairman and general contact person of ISA-Umami, I will maintain an overview of the group process and ensure effective communication among the board. I will organize meetings to discuss general board functioning and reflect on areas for improvement. I am eager to integrate members' ideas and look forward to working together with the board to connect the members of Umami, making it an unforgettable year with loads of long-lasting memories!
If you have any questions about Umami or our master HFIM, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Hope to see you soon!