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Biotechnology and Food Technology

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The Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology consists of two divisions:


Biotechnology offers a diversification of biological knowledge, predominantly of microorganisms, to equip you in the identification and characterisation of bacteria contaminating industrially significant products. Your local supermarket supplies beverages and food products that can be infected with fungi and bacteria. Your girlfriends’ make-up can also be contaminated with microbes....Read more

Food Technology

What is food technology? Many people are under the misconception that in food technology we either teach our students how to cook, or how to plan diets. This is very far from the truth, since food technology is about the science behind the manufacturing of food products on industrial scale.....Read more