The curricula for 6 food and nutrition science related programmes were reviewed, and input from stakeholders and recommendations for university-industry engagement were developed and disseminated. The reviewed curricula incorporated activities aimed at developing enhanced research and practical skills among graduates. A total of 16 academic and 16 technical staff were trained to enhance their capacity to instil practical and research skills. Joint training, supervision and examination of graduate students enabled the partner universities to leverage human resources in the network. Joint teaching was further supported by installation of telematics teaching equipment and through use of an e-teaching platform. Furthermore, the strengthened collaboration among academics at the partner universities resulted in 2 joint research projects and joint publications.