Top food technology programs in Chinese universities

In an earlier post, I explained the institutional structure of the Chinese food (ingredients) industry. However, the trends and developments introduced in this blog would not have been possible without a constant influx of fresh young food technologists. I have mentioned several universities in this blog and some posts are dedicated to graduation creations of Chinese food technology students:

Several of the companies introduced in this blog have long term agreements with universities for their product development. In turn, the universities often need the facilities of the companies for intermediate and large scale pilot production of the processed they have developed.

Chinese love lists of top this or top that and you can bet there is a list of the top food technology programs at Chinese universities as well. The following table lists the top 10 of 2018. All listed universities offer full food technology programs. However, some are especially known for their R&D in specific fields. I have added a field which the institutions themselves indicate as one of their major focus topics.

Rank Name City Region Special field(s)
1 Jiangnan University Wuxi Jiangsu fermentation
2 China Ocean University Shanghai * seafood
3 Nanchang University Nanchang Jiangxi nutrition
4 Tianjin Science & Technology University Tianjin * functional foods
5 Jilin University Changchun Jilin local resources
6 South China University of Technology Guangzhou Guangdong ingredients
7 Hefei University of Technology Hefei Anhui agricultural resources
8 Dalian University of Technology Dalian Liaoning seafood
9 Henan University of Technology Zhengzhou Henan cereals
10 Zhengzhou Light Industry University Zhengzhou Henan cereals

(*Shanghai and Tianjin are cities with provincial status)

In case you are interested in more details about these institutions or the following ones, please contact me. Eurasia Consult has in-depth knowledge about food technology education in China.

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Peter Peverelli is active in and with China since 1975.

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