A brief history of the Faculty of Food Technology

The establishment of the Faculty of Food Technology is related to the opening of the Technical High School in 1961. It was the only school of its kind in Kosovo, then called the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija. Engineers for mining, metallurgy and technology were trained in this school. The studies lasted two years. In 1970, within the Technical Faculty of Pristina opened the branches of Technology, Mining and Metallurgy, initially in Mitrovica, the academic year 1970/71, to continue in Prishtina until the establishment of the Faculty of Mining and Metallurgy in Mitrovica. With the decision of the Assembly of the Autonomous Socialist Province of Kosovo, on 22 July 1974 the Faculty of Mining and Metallurgy in Mitrovica was established. In the Technical High School, existing directions, Mining, Metallurgy and Technology are cleared, but the directions of the Machinery and Electrotechnics are opened. Within the Faculty of Mining and Metallurgy, in 1978, a research institute for technology, mining and metallurgy was established. Since academic year 1980/81 studies are also organized in the Geology branch. From the academic year 2001/2002, the Faculty of Mining and Metallurgy studies are organized according to the plan and programs approved by the Senate of the University of Prishtina supported by the Bologna Declaration, at two levels, Bachelor and Master.

On 06.03.2013, the Government of the Republic of Kosovo takes a decision on the establishment of the University of Mitrovica. While the Assembly of Kosovo ratified this decision on 31.05.2013. On the basis of the Faculty of Geosciences and Technology, two new Faculties, the Faculty of Food Technology and the Faculty of Geo-sciences were established.

Since the academic year 2001/2002, studies at this Faculty are organized under the Bologna system and last for 3 years. From the academic year 2008/2009, apart from the Bachelor studies, Master studies are also organized. In 2011, with the decision of the Steering Council of the University of Prishtina, the name of the Faculty changed from the Faculty of Mining and Metallurgy to the Faculty of Geo-sciences and Technology.

On 06.03.2013, the Government of the Republic of Kosovo takes a decision on the establishment of the University of Mitrovica. While the Assembly of Kosovo ratified this decision on 31.05.2013. On the basis of the Faculty of Geosciences and Technology, two new Faculties, the Faculty of Food Technology and the Faculty of Geo-sciences are established.
Since the academic year 2001/2002, studies at this Faculty are organized according to the Bologna system and last for 3 years. Since the academic year 2008/2009, besides the Bachelor studies are also organized Master studies. In 2011, with the decision of the Steering Council of the University of Prishtina, changes the denomination of the Faculty, from the Faculty of Mining and Metallurgy to the Faculty of Law Geo-sciences and Technology.

At the Faculty of Food Technology studies are organized in two levels, the Bachelor and Master level. Study programs are accredited by the Kosovo Accreditation Agency for the period 1 October 2014 – 30 September 2017.
There are accredited two study programs, “Technology” with “Environmental Engineering” and “Chemical Engineering” specializations, and the other “Food Engineering and Food” program, both at the Bachelor level. At the Master level are also accredited two study programs, “Technology” with specializations “Chemical Engineering” and “Environmental Protection Engineering”, and the other program “Engineering and Food Technology”.