Faculty of Food Technology, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

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Faculty of Food Technology,
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
Latvijas Lauksaimniecības universitātes
Pārtikas tehnoloģijas fakultāte
Faculty of Food Technology, Latvia University of Agriculture.JPG
Former names
Faculty of Food Industry Technology
Type Faculty
Established 1948[1]
Dean Mārtiņš Šabovics[2]
Academic staff
46
Location Jelgava, Latvia
Affiliations Latvia University of Agriculture
Website ptf.llu.lv
LLU PTF logo.jpg

Faculty of Food Technology (Latvian: Pārtikas tehnoloģijas fakultāte) is a faculty of Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies founded in 1948. It offers second-level professional higher education studies in food technology, academic baccalaureate studies in food science and professional baccalaureate studies in catering and hotel management, as well as academic master's degree studies in food science and nutrition science (in cooperation with Latvian University and Riga Stradiņš University) and doctoral studies in food science.[3][1]

History[edit]

On October 22, 2014 Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies signed a 2.34 million euro contract with a building company "RCBS" for the construction of a new Faculty of Food Technology two-storey building and its surrounding territory behind the Valdeka castle in 22 Riga Street, Jelgava for the total area of 1513.2 m2.[4][5] The construction took place from autumn of 2014 till the summer of 2015. The official opening ceremony was held on May 11, 2016,[6] but the building was open for lectures and laboratory work already since February 1, 2016.[7]

On the first floor scientific laboratories and pilot plants for fruit and vegetable processing, beer manufacturing, grain processing and bread production, milk, meat and fish processing are located, as well as a packaging plant, but the second floor contains auditoriums, instructional laboratories and the dean's office.[8][9]

Divisions[edit]

The Faculty is divided into three departments:

  • Department of Chemistry;
  • Department of Food Technology;
  • Department of Nutrition.[10]

Deans[edit]

  • Pāvils Zariņš (1948–1961);
  • Fricis Angers (1961–1964);
  • Ernests Jurevics (1964–1974);
  • Ināra Melngalve (1974–1993);
  • Daina Kārkliņa (1993–2006);
  • Inga Ciproviča (2006–2017);[11]
  • Mārtiņš Šabovics (2017–present).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rabickaite, Sandra (April 8, 2015). "Faculty of Food Technology". Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Faculty of Food Technology dean's office" (in Latvian). LUA FFT. Retrieved December 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Faculty of Food Technology, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies" (in Latvian). National Education Option Database. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ Janmere, Lana (November 1, 2014). "The Construction of the Faculty of Food Technology New Building will Begin in this Autumn" (in Latvian). Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ LETA (September 30, 2014). "A New Faculty of Food Technology Building will be Built in Valdeka for 2.34 Million Euros" (in Latvian). Zemgales Ziņas. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ Lāsma, Dobele (May 11, 2016). "The New LUA Study and Science Center Opened in Valdeka Complex" (in Latvian). Faculty of Food Technology, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies. Retrieved May 17, 2016. 
  7. ^ "FFT Students Start the Semester in the New Premises" (in Latvian). Zemgales Ziņas. January 12, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  8. ^ Laukšteina, Daiga (October 19, 2015). "A New Center with Three Whales For Food Studies" (in Latvian). Dienas Bizness. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  9. ^ "LUA Faculty of Food Technology Building will soon be completed" (in Latvian). Building.lv. August 2015. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Faculty of Food Technology Divisions" (in Latvian). Faculty of Food Technology, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies. Retrieved March 16, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Faculty of Food Technology History" (in Latvian). Faculty of Food Technology, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies. Retrieved December 1, 2017. 

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