The Head of the Department of the Food and Hotel Industry named after M.I. Belyaeva, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Deynychenko G.V. together with colleagues visited the University of Food Technologies in Plovdiv. A meeting was held with the staff of the department “Machinery and Apparatus of the Food and Flavor Industry”, headed by the head of the department, professor, doctor of engineering, head of the regional center of packers, member of the National Academy of Packers in Bulgaria Stefan Stefanov.
Representatives of the department introduced to guests from Ukraine the material base – educational classrooms, scientific laboratories, workshops. The equipment of food production departments in the laboratories – baromembrane plant for processing biological liquids, extruder for the production of plant porous products, convection dryer, etc. – was viewed. Special attention was paid to the guests’ training equipment and experimental stands for the packaging of food products. The research laboratory of the department demonstrated the work of the modern viscometer BROOKFIELD, which allows at one time to carry out computer processing of the data obtained with research.
After getting acquainted with the department, negotiations were held on cooperation between the Department of the Food and Hotel Industry named after M.I.Belyaev and the Department of Machines and Apparatus for the Food and Flavor Industry at the University of Food Technologies in Plovdiv. The directions of cooperation in educational, research work, were discussed, opportunities for students to exchange their studies at universities, conducting joint research, and organizing joint publications.
In particular, Professor Stefan Stefanov agreed to join the International Scientific Committee of the Third International Scientific and Practical Conference “Innovative Aspects of the Development of Equipment for the Food and Hotel Industry in the Contemporary”. Professor Deynichenko G.V. was invited to participate in the editorial board of the international magazine Journal of Food and Packaging. Science, Technique and Technologies.
The logical conclusion of the meeting was the signing of an agreement on cooperation between the two departments. Also guests from Ukraine got acquainted with the memorials of the city of Plovdiv.