The aim of the study is to reach the balance between theoretical and experimental skills and the application of the general procedures in chemistry and technology of foodstuffs. The program is oriented both to food and biotechnological productions with the respect to the implementation and application of advanced procedures and technologies and to the control of the quality and safety of food products, supplements, ready-to-cook food and raw materials. Processing and valorization of waste from food productions makes a separate area of the study .To achieve adequate knowledge and skills the students will complete the necessary disciplines of broader theoretical background together with advanced and applied food sciences. At present, food sciences are in the phase of their intensive development, characterized besides others, by the transition from empirically gained experience to the exact form of knowledge that is based on theoretical disciplines such as physical chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, process engineering, analytical chemistry, and so on. The doctoral graduates must possess not only a deep knowledge of applied food sciences, but also a deep knowledge of these theoretical disciplines.The dissertation thesis is based on the creative approaches including the use of modern sophisticated instrumental methods and nanotechnologies. Dissertation theses are time consuming, because students must find the correlations between parameters measured in complicated food matrix and existing laws of nature. Therefore, the study is also focused on analyzing processes, reactions and interactions occurring during long term storage of the food matrix. The multiple repetitions of these experiments make verification and correct interpretation of the measured values and arriving to the definite conclusions possible. That is why 4 years make an optimal study length for “Chemistry of Foodstuffs”. The doctoral graduates find jobs in the university and non-university research ,in the research and development departments of private companies - both in the Czech Republic and the EU , in the complex of agro-food plants etc. The graduates are also qualified to work in the institutions of state control and business organizations.
Graduates of the doctoral program will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experimental skills and experience necessary for independent creative solutions of the problems in a wide and complex area of food chemistry. The program is oriented both on the chemical basis of food and biotechnological production with regard to security and development of advanced technologies, and quality and safety control of produced food. The graduates find employment in university and non-university research, R & D sector of public and private companies and institutions, in the Czech Republic and the EU (e.g. European Food Safety Authority, the Office for Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission) and national and multinational plants of agro-food complex.. The graduate profile also offers employment in state control institutions and business organizations. The graduate profile is designed to be comparable with similar studies at domestic and foreign universities and with the demands of the European Research Area.
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The Faculty of Chemistry welcomes students and visitors from all over the world. Our aim is to maintain inspiring international environment that is why the faculty has currently almost 50 bilateral agreements with institutions around the world. We actively promote international exchange within the Erasmus+ framework. Among our partner institutions are University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim or University of Applied Sciences in Dresden.
An attractive part of the study at FCH are the laboratory projects that are led by our scholars in English in various areas of research. They are offered in both winter and summer semester and are open to both bachelor’s and master’s degree students.
Examples of current project topics open for students and trainees: Characterization of organic compounds, Research and development of modern hydrogel materials, Plasma chemistry, Environmental analysis, Photochemistry and photocatalysis, Biocolloids, Scrubber absorption, Physical microbiology and Organic electronics and photovoltaics.
FCH also participates in the successful International Staff Week organized by Brno University of Technology as well as encourages its students and academics to gain foreign experience and participate in international activities at FCH BUT.
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