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Faculty of Food Technology, Latvia University of Agriculture

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Established  1948
Academic staff  46
Type of business  Faculty
Dean  Inga Ciproviča
Location  Jelgava, Latvia
Founded  1948
Faculty of Food Technology, Latvia University of Agriculture
Former names  Faculty of Food Industry Technology
Affiliations  Latvia University of Agriculture
Address  Rīgas iela 22, Jelgava, LV-3004, Latvia

Faculty of Food Technology (Latvian: Pārtikas tehnoloģijas fakultāte; FFT, LUA) is a faculty of Latvia University of Agriculture founded in 1948. It offers second-level professional higher education studies in food technology, academic baccalaureate studies in food science and professional baccalaureate studies in catering and hotel management, as well as academic master's degree studies in food science and nutrition science (in cooperation with Latvian University and Riga Stradiņš University) and doctoral studies in food science.



On October 22, 2014 Latvia University of Agriculture signed a 2.34 million euro contract with a building company "RCBS" for the construction of a new Faculty of Food Technology two-storey building and its surrounding territory behind the Valdeka castle in 22 Riga Street, Jelgava for the total area of 1513.2 m2. The construction took place from autumn of 2014 till the summer of 2015. The official opening ceremony was held on May 11, 2016, but the building was open for lectures and laboratory work already since February 1, 2016.

On the first floor scientific laboratories and pilot plants for fruit and vegetable processing, beer manufacturing, grain processing and bread production, milk, meat and fish processing are located, as well as a packaging plant, but the second floor contains auditoriums, instructional laboratories and the dean's office.


The Faculty is divided into three departments:

  • Department of Chemistry;
  • Department of Food Technology;
  • Department of Nutrition.
  • Deans

  • Pāvils Zariņš (1948–1961);
  • Fricis Angers (1961–1964);
  • Ernests Jurevics (1964–1974);
  • Ināra Melngalve (1974–1993);
  • Daina Kārkliņa (1993–2006);
  • Inga Ciproviča (2006–present).
  • References

    Faculty of Food Technology, Latvia University of Agriculture Wikipedia

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