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Rector ONAFT
Professor Bogdan V. Yegorov,
Ph.D., D.Sc. (Engineering),
Rector of the Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies

Quality of higher education, higher technical education defines the level of country development and welfare of its citizens. That is why a number of reforms have been implemented in Ukraine for the past time, the main purpose of them is improvement of quality of higher education up to the level of the world requirements.

The Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies is on a new stage of development. A stepwise principle of higher education has been completely implemented at the Academy, from a junior specialist to a bachelor, master, Candidate and Doctor of Sciences.

Today 11 faculties comprised of four educational institutes, the faculty of post-graduate education, the research institute, the college and three technical secondary schools represent a powerful scientific-educational center in the south of our country that unites approximately 15,000 students, 2,400 teachers and employees, with about 100 professors and 400 associate professors, candidates of sciences included.

In the jubilee 2012 year we have established four institutes that united century traditions and current innovations. Their main purpose of functioning is large-scale implementation of the education model of the best European universities from knowledge acquirement to their use based scientifically. By unanimous solution of the members of the Academic Board all the four institutes got names after the leading industry figures and scientists who have direct relation to the destiny of our Academy.

The Technological Institute of Food Industry named after M.V. Lomonosov united faculties «Processing of grain, bread products, confectionery, mixed fodder and biofuel», «Food Technology, Perfume and Cosmetics Examination and Commodity Science», «Processing of wine & tourism business» and «Innovation technological processes of nutrition and restaurant-hotel business». M.V. Lomonosov was the first of Russian scientists who as far back as in the middle of the XVIII century made theoretical researches in the sphere of creation of effective mills, he made an inestimable contribution to development of representations on food in the sphere of achievements in chemistry and mechanics. The Odessa Technological Institute of Food Industry was named after him for the period of time from 1968 to 1994. Today the famous name «Lomonosov» is not forgotten yet, and the historical equity has been restored.

The Institute of Mechanics, Automation and Robotics named after P.N. Platonov united faculties «Automation, mechatronics and robotics» and «Energy management, technological equipment and technical design». P.N. Platonov had being headed our Institute for 20 years. He was one of the first persons who laid the foundation for polytechnic and polytechnological development of our Academy.

Institute of Cold, Cryotechnology and Environmental Energy named after V.S. Martynovskyi united faculties «Low-Temperature Engineering and Technology», «Аpplied ecology, energetics and oil and gas technologies» and «Information Technology and Cybersafety». V.S. Martynovskyi was one of the founders of cold science, he had been heading the Odessa Technological Institute of Preservation Industry, later on – Academy for 25 years.

Institute of Applied Economics and Management named after G.E. Weinstein united faculties «Economics, business and control» and «Management, Marketing and Logistics». Foundation of our Academy is connected with the name of G.E. Weinstein. Being a successful businessman, talented manager, he paid much attention to development of technical education. The premises of the Odessa school of millers were built at his own money.

The spirit of sponsorship conceived 110 years ago, got a new realization in collaboration with the leaders of national food, grain-processing and mixed fodder industries, industry of machine building and automation, production of technical gases. Such companies as. «Mironovskyi brain product», «Nibulon», «S-Engineering» and other successful companies and enterprises today take an active part in financing of engineer training and conduction of researches.

We like and respect our history. By uniting successes and achievements of the past and present, we look into future with confidence and put our hopes on our ability to work, our strength and the strength of Good and Fairness!

Achievements of our graduates, teachers and employees, scientific and sport victories of our students, their leadership in self-government and amateur art activities became confirmation of the best century traditions of engineer education and high effectiveness of the model of training leaders of governmental service, education, science, industry and business that we have elaborated.

The high status, fast professional and promotion track of graduates of the Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies confirm high quality of higher education provided by one of the oldest higher educational institutions of Ukraine.

When inviting our graduates for work, managers of different levels note not only a high level of their occupational training, but also such significant personal qualities as adaptiveness, sociability, a sense of humor, ability to arrange a positive psychological climate in the team of subordinates and colleagues. And this is without doubt a great merit not only of teachers of the Academy, but that of a wonderful city of Odessa. While studying at our Academy, the students have a possibility to improve their culture and erudition at the public institute of culture. Curators help to get acquainted with the culture heredity of Odessa. Visiting museums, exhibitions, theatre performances by our students became usual for the majority of students. The interest to amateur art activities of our students went beyond the Academy. Competitions of the Club of the cheerful and sharp-witted, «Miss of the Academy», «First-Year Student Night» and others became popular among the student youth of the whole city.

Significant sports achievements of the Academy students confirm benefit of combining the food employee profession with sports. There are masters of sports, champions of Ukraine and world in Thai boxing, volleyball and other sports among our students.

Participation in student self government allows students to acquire skills in staff management. Under the guidance of experienced tutors the students of the Academy study business relations, which rather often grow to strong partnership and form industrial, scientific and business elite of the country.

The friendly team of professors, associate professors, lecturers, scientific workers and students implement with confidence higher education into food and grain-processing industry, achieve recognition by the professionals of the whole world. In 2004 the Academy entered the Association of European universities and in 2005 – the European Federation of Food Science and Technologies. At present the Academy is a member of 9 international organizations. The powerful scientific and staff potential, century traditions of the Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies is a reliable guarantee of its further successful development.

112 years of successful development proved correctness of the main principle – to count on the leader. The Odessa national Academy of Food Technologies (ONAFT) always is oriented to the leader. Today the ONAFT is the leader in Ukraine in training of specialists for food and grain-processing industry. This fact as back to 2010 was recognized by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Grain Association, the “Ukrainian Ice-Cream” Association, the Union of poultry breeders of Ukraine, the Union of mixed fodder producers of Ukraine and by many other professional associations. That is why there are no problems in job finding for our graduates. There is a problem of choice.

A spirit of leadership reigns in the Academy, we train leaders.
Focus on leaders and your life will obtain new contents and prosperity and happiness in every family!

We wish you a success!
Egorov Bogdan Viktorovych.