DEPARTMENT OF FOOD TECHNOLOGY
Welcome to the Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Science, Kyambogo University. Food Technology Department is one of the seven departments in the Faculty of Science which offers Food Technology and Nutrition programmes. Our mission is to advance and promote knowledge and development of skills in Food Technology, nutrition and health with contribution to food security, food safety and quality for better health. The programmes provide a wide knowledge and competence to students in Food Technology, Human Nutrition and Public Health, Consumer Behaviour and Food Manufacture. The awards in the department include: PhD and Masters in Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences, Bachelor in Food Processing Technology, Diplomas and Certificates in Food Sciences.
Food Technology Department is recognized for research and training conducted in collaboration with government and Non-government parastatals. Major collaborators include: Uganda Industrial ResearchInstitute, Uganda National Bureau of Standards, National and International Universities, Ministry of Agriculture and the Private sector. The major research areas include; 1. Environmental and process contaminants in food.
2. Value addition along banana value chain. 3. Phytochemical screening of plant extracts and nut oils 4. Identification of pathogenic, spoilage and beneficial microorganisms in food using conventional and molecular protocols 5. And other related areas. In addition, staff members contribute to the development of the food industry and participate in policies and procedures that improve public health, food safety, and promote innovation and sustainability of the rural economy.
The department is open to collaboration and invites interested individuals and institutions to join in sharing technologies, resources and expertise in Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences. Participation in Scientific Research Consortia, staff and student exchange, joint MSc/PhD supervision are possible areas of collaboration
PATRICK OGWOK, PhD
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/HEAD OF DEPARTMENT