Aims and Objectives

The mission of the study program in Food Sciences and Technology is in full compliance with the general statement of the mission of UBT.  The mission of the Food Science and Technology study program is to cultivate dynamic and innovative leaders in the 21st century academic environment. Our program is dedicated to advancing knowledge and expertise in food science and technology, fostering a multidisciplinary approach to address current and future challenges in the field. We strive to empower students with cutting-edge skills, critical thinking abilities, and a deep understanding of nutritional science, preparing them to make meaningful contributions to the global food industry, public health, and sustainable food systems.

The contemporary curriculum built and compared with the higher education curricula of developed countries (EU and USA) as well as the level of industry development in Kosovo guarantees a good quality education for students through the application of good and contemporary learning practices, where laboratory work, cooperation with industry as well as scientific research in the field of Food Science and Food Technology is the priority. UBT throughout the duration of study in this program will provide optimal conditions to guarantee high quality studies and mobility with international partners. The program will be supported by a strong didactic base, scientific, practical and experimental experience of the institution, as well as the human resources involved in this program. The program aims to prepare them through interaction with subjects, topics and interdisciplinary staff, students are expected to deepen their understanding of the food chain, challenges, risks and opportunities of this sector.

The Mission of the institution is UBT offers a dynamic and innovative 21 century academic environment. UBT provides a supportive and challenging opportunity for the students, faculty and staff in participatory and self-governance setting. Building on a tradition of teamwork between Students, the faculty, staff and administrators, UBT is committed to enhance its participation as an active member of community by providing learning opportunities driven by teaching and research excellence, intellectual interaction and creativity. UBT is a preeminent centre of intellectual and cultural activity in Kosovo, improving the region’s quality of life through the skills, knowledge, experience and engagement of its faculty, staff, students and alumni. UBT will be a leading contributor to the growth, and strategic development of the Kosovo and region. UBT will serve the Kosovo and region, by preparing leaders for the 21st century with a global outlook and the skills needed for educational, social, economic, political, environmental and cultural advancement. The mission of UBT is available online to all stakeholders in


The program mission is in compliance with the institutional mission in several distinct ways:


Dynamic Academic Environment: Our mission is to provide a hieght-class education in food science, technology, and nutrition, cultivating a dynamic academic environment that fosters innovation, critical thinking, and continuous learning. We are committed to staying at the forefront of scientific and technological advancements in the food industry, preparing our students to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape. Our curriculum is designed to reflect the latest research, industry trends, and emerging technologies, ensuring that graduates are well-equipped to address the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly changing global food sector. Through collaborative research, experiential learning, and industry partnerships, we create a dynamic educational experience that prepares students not only for current industry demands but also for future leadership roles in shaping the future of food science and nutrition.


Supportive and Challenging Opportunities: The program aims to create a nurturing and encouraging environment for students. Supportive opportunities include mentorship programs, academic support services, and a positive learning atmosphere. The goal is to help students feel comfortable, valued, and empowered in their academic journey. On the other hand, the mention of challenging opportunities indicates that the program is dedicated to offering academic and professional challenges to its students. This involve coursework, hands-on projects, research opportunities, or industry internships. The aim is to prepare students for the demands of the real world and to foster intellectual growth and resilience.


Participatory Self-Governance: This study program enable active involvement and collaboration of all stakeholders in decision-making processes. This approach enable several benefits, fostering a sense of inclusivity, transparency, and shared responsibility. The main points that we apply in our study program for participation in self-government are: Stakeholder Involvement, the creation of committees or working groups that represent different facets of the program, such as curriculum development, research initiatives, and outreach activities, making decisions collectively, transparency and communication, training and capacity building, conflict resolution mechanisms, evaluation and continuous improvement, diversity and inclusion


Teaching and Research Excellence: Our focus is on achieving high standards in both teaching and research within the programme. This includes using effective teaching methods, staying up-to-date on the latest advances in the field, creating a supportive learning environment, engaging in advanced research, collaborating with researchers and other institutions, seminars, workshops, conferences, encouraging innovation within the field, the exploration of new technologies and staying at the forefront of advances in food science and technology and other activities that promote discussions and collaboration among students, faculty, and researchers.


Community and Regional Engagement: The food science and technology study program at UBT plays a transformative role in the community and region, fostering a symbiotic relationship between academic pursuits and the practical needs of the local population. Providing access to laboratories, research facilities and expertise, the program provides education and training opportunities for young people and interested groups through regular studies, workshops and seminars for careers in the food and nutrition industry. The program continually focuses its research efforts on addressing specific challenges or opportunities relevant to the region. For example, developing sustainable agricultural practices, food preservation techniques suitable for local produce or addressing community-specific nutritional needs. Our ongoing engagement with local food industries and public health institutions helps us implement joint research projects, and this increases the quality of research, and directly impacts local businesses and economies. The program aims to actively contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in the region by conducting informative programs on health and nutrition, through community education on the importance of a balanced diet, food safety and the role of technology in ensuring food quality. The program can support entrepreneurship in the food industry by providing incubation services and support to start-ups. This not only contributes to economic development, but also encourages innovation and job creation within the region. For Food entrepreneurs, specialized training is provided, while for interested individuals, training and advice is provided to start their own food-related businesses that can contribute to the growth of the local food industry.


Preeminence and Intellectual Activity: Study program in food science and technology aspires to play a crucial role in fostering intellectual and cultural activity, with the goal of driving strategic development not only within Kosovo but also beyond its borders. Our commitment is not only academic excellence but also to making a broader impact on the community, industry, and possibly even at the national and international levels. The study program in the field of food sciences and technology is designed in the commitment of our institution to academic excellence and emphasizes the quality of studies and offers students a solid foundation in this field. Our institution UBT (including the Faculty of Food Sciences and Technology) has ongoing projects supported by the Ministry of Education and other governmental and non-governmental, local and international organizations that aim to address current challenges in the field of food science and technology. The collaboration or partnership that our program has with industry, government or other academic institutions increase the impact of intellectual activities and contribute to the strategic development of the region and beyond. The program’s interaction with the local community aims to exchange knowledge and expertise for the benefit of society. Since our aspiration extends beyond the borders of Kosovo, the program prepares students to engage with global issues in food science and technology through international collaborations that UBT has, such as programs to exchange experiences and ideas or offer dual curricula with partner universities in Europe and the USA, which includes a global perspective. The program also contributes to the career development and professional development of students through the practical opportunities offered to them in the institution and industry, in order to successfully face the challenges of the time.


Global Outlook and Leadership Preparation: Program in food science and technology has a focus on developing leaders with a global perspective. This approach is essential in today’s interconnected world, especially in fields like food science and technology, where global issues such as food security, sustainability, and safety are critical considerations. Some key points we have considered in forming a program that prepares students for leadership roles with a global outlook are: Curriculum design that incorporates international perspectives on food science and technology. Include case studies, examples and research from different countries and regions. Collaborate with experts and institutions from different countries to offer a diverse range of courses, workshops and seminars. Encouraging and facilitating opportunities to engage in global research. We encourage students to partner with international companies and organizations to provide students with global internship opportunities. Because we believe that hands-on experience in different environments will improve their understanding of global challenges and solutions. The study program offers leadership opportunities that specifically address the challenges and opportunities of leadership in a global context. UBT has various digital platforms (mentorship programs, lectures and events) for students to connect with professionals and alumni who have experience in global roles in the food science and technology industry. UBT (including our study program) equip students with the skills to stay abreast of technological advances and innovations in their field and adapt their knowledge and practices accordingly.


Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this study program the students will be able to:

  • Possess and understand advanced knowledge in food chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and sensory assessment, leveraging this understanding to create, process, and preserve wholesome, safe, and high-quality food items.
  • Apply techniques, methods, tools, and advanced instruments in the processing, analysis, and safety assessment of food products, ensuring adherence to food laws and regulations.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and interpret food science data, including research literature, ensuring that findings are conveyed innovatively and ethically to a diverse audience, from colleagues to the general public.
  • Demonstrate understanding and technical competency in the foundational principles of nutrition, differentiating between various nutritional components and their health implications.
  • Organize and convey technical and pertinent information effectively, both orally and in written format, ensuring clarity and precision for a diverse audience, including supervisors, colleagues, and consumers.
  • Execute and lead research projects in food science, navigating the complexities of nutrition and exercise science, especially when addressing the ethical, cultural, and environmental dimensions.
  • Interpret, compare, and classify findings from food science research, ensuring that decisions and outcomes align with established standards and best practices.
  • Exercise autonomy and initiative in identifying health-related interactions between dietary nutrients and exercise, designing optimal dietary and exercise programs for health maintenance.
  • Address and solve complex problems related to food processing, leveraging integrated knowledge from various domains of food science.
  • Engage in continuous learning, staying updated with the latest trends, challenges, and innovations in the field of food science, nutrition, and exercise science.