Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Eugster


Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Eugster Leiterin Fachbereich FSM

  • Contact hours Monday
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
    Fachbereich Food Science & Management
    Länggasse 85
    3052 Zollikofen


  • Head of Department Food Science & Management BFH HAFL

  • Lecturer in Food Microbiology, Food Safety, Food Hygiene, Quality Management, Nutrition

  • bioconversion, cheese technology, milk processing, microbial biodiversity in food, starter cultures, food safety and quality, food microbiology, fermented food, food, food, food, food, food, food, food, food


  • BSc Lebensmittelwissenschaften

  • MSc Food Nutrition & Health

  • Food microbiology, food hygiene, food safety

  • Food Quality from Farm to Fork

  • Food policy and legislation


  • Broad experience in project funding and management in applied research.

  • Scientific research in microbial biodiversity of food ecosystems.

  • Scientific research in microbiology, molecular biology, fermented food products

  • Scientific research in dairy technology, cheese technology.

  • Scientific research in food safety, human nutrition, sensorial evaluation.


  • Born 1966 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, married, two children Specific knowledge and experience in: - Lecturing at HAFL since 1995: microbiology, food technology, meat technology, vegetable oil production, cheese technology, starter culture development, sensorial evaluation - Build-up and implementation of courses in advanced education - Designing and conducting tailor-made training courses, team coaching & tutoring - Conceptualizing, planning and implementing of food development projects - Information and knowledge management, knowledge transfer and sharing techniques - Project acquisition, negotiation, contracting and transferring into action (“en bloc”)
  • since 1995 Professor for Food Sciences and Technology; lecturing microbiology, meat technology, dairy technology, cheese technology, starter culture development, sensorial evaluation, BSc modules of HAFL BFH HAFL
  • since 2017 Head of Division Food Science & Management BFH HAFL
  • 2013 Alpine dairywoman at Alp Malschüel, Switzerland, herding of 265 goats, responsible for the transformation of goat milk into goat cheese Malschüel
  • 2003-2016 Research group and research division leader Agroscope
  • 1991-1995 Development manager edible fats and oil, dressings, spreads Lipton-Sais Unilever
  • since 2018 Expert for the evaluatof innovation projects and start-up coaching Innosuisse
  • 2001 PhD thesis: Dr. sc. techn. ETH Zürich ETH Zürich
  • 1991 Food Science and Technology MSc ETHZ, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland (dipl. Lm.Ing. ETH) ETH Zürich
  • 2000 Certificate in Education at Universities of Applied Sciences (DIS Zertifikat) BFH HAFL


  • Establishment of an undergraduate BSc Course in Food safety and Quality Management at the Yezin Agricultural University in Myanmar



Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • French - Full professional proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency