Employment opportunity at PASUFONS

Partnerships to strengthen university food and nutrition science training and research in Eastern and Southern Africa (PASUFONS) is a 42- month project, funded by the European Union, under the secretariat of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and ACP-EU Cooperation Programme in Higher Education (EDULINK II). The project is being implemented in Makerere University-Uganda, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology-Kenya, and Stellenbosch University-South Africa. PASUFONS is currently seeking dynamic qualified individual to fill the following position, as part of its team. Position:                     Part time project assistant Reports to:                 Project… Continue reading →

Department holds a successful PhD curriculum review

The Department of Food Science and Technology held a one day workshop to review the PhD  Food Science and Nutrition curriculum. The event was graced by the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Dr David Mburu, who requested the stakeholders to strengthen the partnerships with the department to foster quality of the programme. The workshop was attended by the food science, technology, nutrition and hospitality sectors across the country, current and prospective students as well as staff from the department. The stakeholders aired their views on what the industry requires and the comments were carefully discussed and considered for… Continue reading →

Stakeholders review of the PhD programme in Food Science and Nutrition

The Department of Food Science and Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has embarked on a process to review its PhD programme in Food Science and Nutrition by Course work, Research and Thesis. This is a 3 year programme in which the student is required to undertake a one year course work and there after conduct research and write a thesis. There are two brief questionnaires which you may respond by clicking on the link and submit upon completion. Questionnaire for prospective and current students in the programme Link Questionnaire for other… Continue reading →

JKUAT @ 20!

JKUAT was started in 1981 as a middle level technical college through bilateral technical cooperation between the government of Kenya and the Government of Japan. It became a constituent college in 1988 before assuming autonomy through an Act of Parliament in 1994. To respond to the new aspirations of the Universities Act 2012, the JKUAT was chartered by former President Kibaki, early 2013. Department of Food Science and Technology was one of the early departments started in those formative year  and we are therefore so proud to be an integral part of JKUAT’s success. This year, JKUAT… Continue reading →

Food Additives Workshop

The department organised a high level Food Additives Workshop at the Intercontinental hotel in June 2014 to discuss the food industry on the use of additives, safety and regulations. The event attracted over 100 participants among them from food and nutrition industry operators, Scientific experts, representatives of Kenya Bureau of Standards and Ministry of Health. The vent was graced by the PS, Ministry of Health. Stakeholders had the opportunity to share their views and make suggestions on how to strengthen scientific cooperation in the use of  and management of food additives. All suggestions will be evaluated for… Continue reading →