Гусятинська Наталія Альфредівна
доктор технічних наук, професор
(established in 1884)
Department of Sugar Technology and Water Preparation – the only department in the system of higher education of Ukraine, which trains specialists to work in the sugar and starch and molasses industries.
Over the years of its existence the department has trained more than 6,300 process engineers for the needs of the sugar and other industries. Graduates of the department – a whole pleiad of leading experts of the industry. As a graduate department it trains highly qualified specialists ("bachelors" and "masters") in the specialty 181 "Food Technologies", two educational programs: "Technologies of sugar and polysaccharides", and "Technologies of drinking water and water treatment of food production".
The department has postgraduate and doctoral studies to train highly qualified personnel in the specialty 05.18.05 "Technology of sugary substances and fermentation products".
The material and technical base of the department includes a training laboratory, a modern laboratory for water treatment, a reagent room, 2 research laboratories, a computer center.
The technological processes for obtaining sugar and sugary substances are the most difficult among food technologies, so the level of theoretical and practical training of the department' graduates allows them to re-qualify for work in food enterprises without additional complications, if it is necessary. In 2010, at the department of sugar technology and polysaccharides, a new specialty "Technology of drinking water and water treatment of food production" was opened. In 2011, the department was renamed into the department of "Sugar and water technology". Today, the department is an educational and scientific center on the preparation of drinking and process water for food products, development of new technologies and apparatus for the purification of complex aqueous dispersed systems, improvement of methods for analyzing and monitoring the quality of water systems. The new specialty is a logical development of the training of highly skilled specialists in the specialty of "Food technology and engineering".
Knowledge acquired by students will enable graduates of the department to work in the food industry, water treatment plants, laboratories for drinking water quality, research institutions (academic and institutional), design organizations and commercial structures associated with drinking water preparation.
Graduates of the specialty "Technologies of sugar and polysaccharides" can occupy not only senior positions in sugar and starch and molasses industries (chief engineer, chief technologist, shift supervisor, shop manager, production manager, food quality control engineer, etc.) but also work as scientific employees and lecturers at educational institutions.
The department cooperates with educational institutions (Compiegne Technological University (France), Lodz Polytechnic (Poland), University of Opole (Poland), Odesa State Academy of Food industries, Kharkiv State Academy of Technology and Management, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy etc. and academic and sectoral research institutes (Institute of Biocolloidal Chemistry, Institute of Technical Thermophysics, Institute for Sorption and Problems of Endoecology, Ukrainian Research Institute of Sugar Industry, Republican Unitary Enterprise "Scientific-Practical Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Food" and others.). The staff of the department maintains close relations with the State Department of Food of Ukraine, the National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine, food enterprises.