(established in 1933, became a graduate department in 1966)
The Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology (BTM) of National University of Food Technologies has the most experience in Ukraine in training of high level specialists for engineering biotechnology which was started more than 50 years ago. Now, our department is only one in Ukraine, which graduates engineers for pharmaceutical, industrial, food, and environmental biotechnologies. This makes our graduates competitive in the workforce not only in Ukraine, but worldwide.
Education is performed by the specialty 162 «Biotechnology and Bioengineering». After obtaining the educational degree «Bachelor», the graduates can continue their education by the specialties «Pharmaceutical biotechnology» or «Industrial biotechnology». Graduates with a Master of Engineering degree have an opportunity to obtain a degree of «Doctor of philosophy» (equivalent of PhD) in Biotechnology.
The Department also performs the distant learning in biotechnology. Graduates from the colleges and secondary technical schools with the specialties close to «Biotechnology», including medical specialities, can continue their education in our department by shortcut academic program.
BENEFITS OF EDUCATION IN THE DEPATMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY OF NUFT:
- High level of teaching: training of specialists in the Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology is performed by experienced lecturers that have large experience of scientific and practical work on the industrial enterprises and scientific organizations in Ukraine and abroad. Their scientific and educational achievements are ranked at a high level. More than 80% of department faculty is Doctors of Science and PhD of biological or technical sciences of the specialty 03.00.20 – biotechnology.
- Advanced research and training facilities of the Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology. Leading pharmaceutical companies and other enterprises of Ukraine collaborating with our department, support supplementation and renewing of the laboratory equipment and materials. This support ensures a high level of practical training and experimental research that is especially valued by the employers.
- The Department is a leader in the methodological support of disciplines and edition of the textbooks and workbooks, which are used for studying by the students and engineers-biotechnologists in Ukraine and worldwide.
- International level of diplomas - the diploma of graduating students of the Department are recognized without additional confirmation in many countries of Europe, USA and Canada.
- High achievements of our students on the All-Ukrainian Olympiads, All-Ukrainian competitions of the student scientific research demonstrated a high level of teaching and training.
These benefits of biotechnological education in the Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology of NUFT, and also more than 50-years’ experience of the in training of high level specialists for engineers-biotechnologists ensure the extraordinary interest of employers in the graduating students of our department and real prospective of employment not only on leading industrial enterprises but also in the best-known pharmaceutical companies of Ukraine, regional representative offices of world companies, as well as a job in design, research and control-analytical organizations.