Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science

In view of the modern needs and requirements of the single European market and with the aim of contributing to the technological upgrading and modernization of the agri-food sector of the island, the Cyprus University of Technology established the first Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology   and Food Science in Cyprus. The Department offers a university degree in agricultural sciences, specializing in three main directions:

  • Crop Science and Technology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Animal and Dairy Science

This three-dimensional curriculum focuses on state-of-the-art sciences and technologies such as Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and their multiple applications on plants, animals, micro-organisms and food. The first postgraduate programme of the Department has been operating since 2011 in the Biotechnology sector.

The Department prepares its students for professional careers in the public and private sectors. Thus, depending on their specialization, the graduates of the Department can work in the various departments and services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (Department of Agriculture, Institute of Agricultural Research, Land Consolidation Department, etc.), the Agricultural Insurance Organization, the Agricultural Payments Organization, the Cyprus Dairy Industry, the Wine Products Council, the State Chemical Laboratory, the Health Services of the Ministry of Health, etc. In the private sector, the graduates will be able to practice as freelancers or managers on farms, greenhouse nurseries or agro-livestock units, floriculture and gardening businesses, agricultural consultants, plant protection, seed production and plant processing companies, winemakers and dairy industries as inspectors / consultants / trainers on food quality and safety issues etc. They will also be able to work in appropriate European Union departments (Directorates General of Agriculture / Rural Development, Research, etc.) and continue their studies at postgraduate and doctoral level and become researchers or scholars.

Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science

In view of the modern needs and requirements of the single European market and with the aim of contributing to the technological upgrading and modernization of the agri-food sector of the island, the Cyprus University of Technology established the first Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology   and Food Science in Cyprus. The Department offers a university degree in agricultural sciences, specializing in three main directions:

  • Crop Science and Technology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Animal and Dairy Science

This three-dimensional curriculum focuses on state-of-the-art sciences and technologies such as Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and their multiple applications on plants, animals, micro-organisms and food. The first postgraduate programme of the Department has been operating since 2011 in the Biotechnology sector.

The Department prepares its students for professional careers in the public and private sectors. Thus, depending on their specialization, the graduates of the Department can work in the various departments and services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (Department of Agriculture, Institute of Agricultural Research, Land Consolidation Department, etc.), the Agricultural Insurance Organization, the Agricultural Payments Organization, the Cyprus Dairy Industry, the Wine Products Council, the State Chemical Laboratory, the Health Services of the Ministry of Health, etc. In the private sector, the graduates will be able to practice as freelancers or managers on farms, greenhouse nurseries or agro-livestock units, floriculture and gardening businesses, agricultural consultants, plant protection, seed production and plant processing companies, winemakers and dairy industries as inspectors / consultants / trainers on food quality and safety issues etc. They will also be able to work in appropriate European Union departments (Directorates General of Agriculture / Rural Development, Research, etc.) and continue their studies at postgraduate and doctoral level and become researchers or scholars.