Якименко Ігор Леонідович
доктор біологічних наук, професор
(established in 1973)
The department trains Bachelor’s students in the field of knowledge 10 "Natural Sciences", specialty 101 "Ecology" with the educational program "Ecology and Ecomanagement", and Master’s students on specialty 101 "Ecology" and 183 "Environmental Protection Technologies" for educational programs "Ecology and Environmental Protection" and "Environmental Control and Audit".
The department teaches general science disciplines "Ecology", "Fundamentals of labor protection and life safety", "Fundamentals of industrial construction and sanitation" for students of all specialties of the university. Diploma design consultations are also provided. In addition, the department provides training for students of the department in 42 major professional disciplines
Practical training of specialists in ecology is carried out using the material and technical base of NUFT and other specialized institutions and enterprises. NUFT closely collaborates with relevant organizations on environmental protection (state environmental inspections, laboratories of environmental control, customs, etc.), enterprises of food and processing industry (CJSC "Obolon", Kyiv bakeries № 4, №10, meat processing plants, Kyiv champagne factory, CJSC "Rosynka", Vinnytsia Oil and Fat Plant, LLC "Spetstekhnika", Yahotyn Dairy Plant, etc.), wastewater treatment and waste disposal enterprises (Bortnytsia aeration station, Desnianska water treatment plant, waste incineration plant "Energy"), and research institutes. This collaboration provides students with access to research and production practice, as well as gives them the opportunity to address employment issues after graduation.
In addition to the existing laboratories for environmental control, the department has established specialized training laboratories, which are equipped with modern equipment and installations.
Teaching staff of the department are constantly finding ways to improve educational work, introducing new teaching methods and scientific achievements. Every year the methodical materials are replenished, and material base is improved. The department is equipped with modern computers that form a local area network with free access to the Internet. Close ties with Protek company allow the department constant updating of occupational safety and civil protection software. This allows students to master their studying and research.
Professors of the department provide consultations and develop plans for localization and elimination of emergencies and accidents, carry out identification and declaration of high-risk objects at food enterprises of Ukraine. For this purpose, the department has developed modern computer programs for comprehensive hazard analysis and risk assessment.
The department maintains close relations with many academic and branch research institutes and profile departments of ecology of higher educational institutions.
The department provides active international collaboration with relevant European institutions, including Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic and Lund University, Sweden. In terms of the Erasmus+ programme, the department has been implementing three Jean Monnet projects on environmental protection and best environmental practices in the EU, on green and circular economy, and on sustainable food production and consumption in the EU.