Prof. Mrs. Ibok Oduro delivers guest lecture at the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Budapest
Professor Mrs. Ibok Oduro, a professor at the Department of Food Science and Technology, KNUST and Mr. William Appaw, a PhD student in the Department visited the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Budapest under the frame of the Eramus+ mobility exchange program. Prof. Oduro gave a guest lecture to lecturers and students at the Department of Measurement and Process Control, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Budapest on the 12th October 2022. Her lecture was on the topic KNUST-GHANA, a centre of excellence for Collaborative Teaching and Research.
Prof. Oduro visited several departments and laboratories of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (ÉTTI), where the colleagues briefly summarized the educational programs and research projects related to their departments. During the visit, the Ghanaian guests thus gained insight into the Institute's real life and main research activities.
During the visit, negotiations were held on the establishment of potential joint training and research cooperation, primarily in topics related to food technology, food analytics, food safety and product development. During the negotiations, a number of potential cooperation topics that further strengthen previous cooperation arose, such as the development of product development procedures, postharvest research, measurement technology developments and analytical tests, as well as the implementation of additional student and researcher exchanges.
The successful relationship between MATE ÉTTI and Professor Oduro's department (Department of Food Science & Technology, KNUST) for several years is marked by several previously published publications was initiated by Dr. John-Lewis Zinia Zaukuu (a lecturer at the Department of Food Science and Technology, KNUST). In order to further strengthen the research collaboration, Professor Oduro's PhD student (Mr. William Appaw) will stay at the MATE Food Industry Measurement and Process Control Department for 3 months. During his stay here, the PhD student will carry out measurements with non-destructive analytical techniques for the objective qualification of various foods, in connection with topics previously researched together, in cooperation with ÉTTI colleagues. The three months exchange research study will be supervised by Prof. Ibok Oduro, Prof. Zoltan Kovacs and Dr. John-Lewis Zinia Zaukuu.