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KNUTD

Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design
Faculty of Chemical and Biopharmaceutic Technologies
DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, LEATHER AND FUR
About the Department
Olena R. MOKROUSOVA

Head of Department, Professor, Dr. Sc., State prize laureate

Location and phone:
Education Building 1,
Rooms 1-0210, 1-0212, 1-0206.
Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design
Nemirovich-Danchenko str., 2,
Kyiv, Ukraine

Phones: +38044-256-21-65, +38044-256-21-87

 

 

 

 

Office hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

e-mailktshh@knutd.edu.ua

Mission Statement

Learn, apply, act!

History of the Department

Department of Biotechnology, Leather and Fur – first (the department was founded 85 years ago) and only department in Ukraine that prepares specialists of higher education for leather and fur production. Today the Department - a modern educational and scientific complex and high-volume research.

The continued increase in demand of leather and fur products requires highly skilled professionals with knowledge of advanced production technology and modern management methods. Exactly those professionals are preparing in department - specialists with a high level of theoretical knowledge and practical skills of modern, able to work not only in the field of leather and fur production, but also on extensive field related industries.

 

Preparation of bachelors in 162 – «Biotechnology and Bioengineering» will begin with the 2015/2016 academic year at the department of biotechnology, leather and fur, Faculty of chemical and biopharmaceutical technologies (decision by the Accreditation Commission of Ukraine from 31.03.2015, KNUTD on granting the license).

Around the world, biotechnology, which studies and develops methods for obtaining useful products for humanity, using biological objects, is one of the most promising professions of the XXI century.

To date, experts biotechnology is in the top 10 of the most popular and promising professions, both in Ukraine and abroad.

Study Programmes

Training direction:

161 – «Chemical technologies and engineering» (Educational Program  – «Technology and Examination of leather and fur»)

162 – «Biotechnology and Bioengineering» (Educational Program  – «Biotechnology»)

Educational degrees:

Bachelor – 161, 162

Master Sc. – 161

 

Speciality: 161 CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING

Study Programme: Technology and Examination of leather and fur

Academic Degree: BACHELOR

Study Programme Synopsis

Department of Biotechnology, Leather and Fur is the first and only in Ukraine, which trains specialists with higher education for leather and fur production. Today, the Department is a modern educational and scientific unit with extensive research, modern material base and organization of educational process. The department trains specialists with a high level of theoretical knowledge and modern practical skills, able to work in the field of leather and fur production.

Study programme:

Technology and Examination of Leather and Fur

Degree:

Bachelor

Prescribed period of study:

After receiving the certificate of secondary education and the results of the external testing certificates competition

8 semesters (4 year)

After obtaining the educational level of junior specialist for related and unrelated professions

6 semesters (3 year)

ECTS Credits:

240

180

Language of the study course:

Ukrainian / English

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge:

Basics of general chemical technology; Purpose and features of technological processes and equipment; Characteristics of raw hide and skin, chemical materials and products; Parameters of technological processes of leather and fur manufacturing; Factors of formation the properties of leather and fur; Calculations in chemical technology and engineering; Methods of analysis of raw hide and skin, chemical materials and products.

Skills:

Choice of process equipment; Modern experimental methods of work with technological objects in industrial and laboratory conditions; Control methods at different stages of the technological

cycle; Foreign language professional direction.

Forming judgements:

Choice of process equipment; Modern experimental methods of work with technological objects in industrial and laboratory conditions; Control methods at different stages of the technological

cycle; Foreign language professional direction.

 

Speciality: 162 BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING

Study Programme: Biotechnology

Academic Degree: BACHELOR

Study Programme Synopsis

Department of Biotechnology, Leather and Fur is a modern educational and scientific unit with extensive research, modern material base and organization of educational process. The department trains specialists with a high level of theoretical knowledge and modern practical skills, able to work in the field of leather and fur production.

Study programme:

Biotechnology

Degree:

Bachelor

Prescribed period of study:

After receiving the certificate of secondary education and the results of the external testing certificates competition

8 semesters (4 year)

After obtaining the educational level of junior specialist for related and unrelated professions

6 semesters (3 year)

ECTS Credits:

240

180

Language of the study course:

Ukrainian / English

Programme aim

The formation and development of general and professional competences in the field of biotechnology, which are aimed at obtaining professional training at the modern level by the student. The graduate must have knowledge in the field of biotechnology and bioengineering, get acquainted with the basics of planning in biotech industries, acquire the practical skills and abilities necessary for controlling biotechnological processes and product quality assessment, can organize, improve design and management of biotechnological processes of production, using special software.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge:

-          Fundamentals of General Biotechnology

-          The core physical and chemical properties of organic compounds that are part of biological agents

-          Optimal conditions for cultivating cells in biotechnology

-          Modern methods of researching the quality of bio-raw materials and finished products in industrial and laboratory conditions

Skills:

-          Carry out qualitative and quantitative analysis of biological and chemical substances

-          Evaluate the composition and structure of cells of various biological agents

-          Identify microorganisms of different systematic groups

-          Assess the microbiological purity and sterility of raw materials and biotechnological products

-          Choose technological equipment and improve the parameters of biotechnological productions

Forming judgements:

-          Carry out a feasibility study on biotechnology production

-          Have methods of improving the technological process

-          Understand the theoretical and practical approaches to the creation and management of biotechnological production

 

Speciality: 161 CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING

Study Programme: Technology and Examination of leather and fur

Academic Degree: MASTER

Study Programme Synopsis

A constantly increasing demand for leather and fur products requires highly skilled specialists with the knowledge of the latest production technologies and modern management.

The priority tasks of experts on leather/fur technology and expert evaluation include:

-        understanding of the latest trends of leather and fur production worldwide;

-        application of acquired knowledge to solve real technological challenges and specific work situations, based on modern scientific achievements of the theory and practice of leather and fur production.

-        performing the commodity examination and quality evaluation of leather and fur,

-        definition of consumer properties of raw materials, materials, and leather and fur products.

Specialists with a high level of theoretical knowledge and practical can work both  in the field of leather and fur production, and in the wider field of related industries to further professional and scientific careers. Given the broad and practical training opportunities, educational program provides training for professionals in the field of chemistry, chemical technology, in other areas of engineering, as well as faculty teachers of universities and higher education institutions.

Study programme:

Technology and Examination of Leather and Fur

Degree:

Master

Prescribed period of study:

3 semesters (1 year 6 months)

ECTS Credits:

90

Language of the study course:

Ukrainian / English

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

Innovative technologies for the leather and fur manufacturing; Modern methods of scientific research; Patterns of chemical and technological processes; Legislation in Ukraine in the field of intellectual property; General principles of construction of modern information systems, working with packages of system and application programs; Professional communication in a foreign language.

Applying knowledge and understanding:

Theoretical propositions of chemical technology to solve practical problems; Basic patterns of chemical and technological processes in research; Regulatory and legal framework for the legal protection of scientific and technical products; Principles of environmentally oriented production; Methods of planning and staging of the experiment, processing and analysis of the results; Business communication in a foreign language.

Forming judgements:

Patterns of structure formation and properties of leather and fur in the orientation of providing the necessary consumer properties; Results of scientific research and the effectiveness of their practical use; Identification and the characteristics of substances of different chemical nature; Use of the criteria for assessing the quality of prototypes and products.

 

     

    Research

    Research work carried out in accordance with the lecturer scientific direction «Development of new processes, sustainable use of resources, waste and low-waste technology, recovery and recycling of waste and complex processing of raw materials».

    The scientific school – «Physico-chemical basis for the formation of the collagen structure in the production of leather and fur».

    Supervisor: Professor, Dr. Sc. Anatoliy G. Danylkovych

    August 23, 2014 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on awarding the State Prize in Science and Technology of 2013. The work teachers of the department «Polyfunctional leather and fur materials» marked this prize.

    On February 2, 2018, the Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design hosted a seminar on the implementation of the project KA107 – «Higher education student and staff mobility between program and partner countries» in the frame of Erasmus+ program, by the Faculty of Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Technologies. This seminar was held with the participation of the project collaborators: professors Geert Potters (Antwerpen Maritime Academy, Belgium), Olga Yunhin (KNUTD), Olena Moshynets (Institute of Molecular Biology of the NAS of Ukraine).

     

    Teaching Staff

    We are a department of 14 people working together for the education of students. The staff of the Department:

    OLENA MOKROUSOVA

    Head of Department

    Professor, Dr. Sc.

    State prize laureate

    OLEKSIY SAVCHUK

    Professor, Dr. Sc.

    EDUARD KASYAN

    Professor, Dr. Sc.

    State prize laureate

    OLGA ANDREYEVA

    Professor, Dr. Sc.

    ANATOLIY DANYLKOVYCH

    Professor, Dr. Sc.

    State prize laureate

    OLENA OKHMAT

    PhD, Associate Professors 

    LESIA MAISTRENKO

    PhD, Associate Professors

    ROMAN KACHAN

    PhD, Associate Professors

    NADIYA ZHOLOBAK

    PhD, Associate Professors

    Senior Research Fellow

    OLGA YUNHIN

    PhD, Associate Professors

    TETIANA HALENOVA

    PhD, Associate Professors

    POLINA REBRYKOVA

    Assistant

    ANNA NIKONOVA

    Senior Lecturer

    OLGA SHYDLOVSKA

    Senior Lecturer

    Students

    Over the years the Department has released about 4 thousand specialists. For the development and implementation of their creative abilities of students from the second course actively they are involved in research work in the form of student contests, scientific conferences, competitions and publications. Only in the last three years based on the investigations with the participation of students prepared 65 publications; 75 diploma works protected research character. Students are actively involved in the implementation of the state budget and economic contracts topics. In 2013, the 4th year student became a member of the American Association of Chemists tanners (ALCA).

      

    Prospects for Students

    Employment Areas:

    • research institutions;
    • educational institutions;
    • tanneries and fur industry;
    • chemistry enterprises of producing materials and items for leather and fur industry;
    • enterprises of leather and fur products manufacturing.

    Two internships are included:

    • University lab  internship;
    • Field internship.


    Students can receive the second higher education (Economics, Pharmacy) along with majoring in «Technology and Examination of leather and fur» or «Biotechnology and Bioengineering».

    The University provides studying at Reserve-Officer Training Department. There are full-time postgraduate studies and extra-mural ones as well. After successful thesis defense postgraduates are awarded PhD in specialty 182 – «Technology of Light Industry».

    Students Clubs

    At the department, operates a student scientific club - "Explorer". The club is supervised by prof. Andreeva OA 2-5 students of 2-5 years are engaged in research work. The results of scientific work the students present on the Ukrainian conferences. In 2015, the students prepared 35 reports.

    The students of 4-5 courses in 2013-2018 took part in the work of 22 international conferences (Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia).

    Graduates

    The graduates of the department are working for many large leather and fur enterprises of Ukraine: Kiev PAT "Chinbar" Voznesenskoe PAT "VOZKO" Vasilkovskoe of "SLaVa", a fur company "Tismenitsya" and "Tykafurlux" tannery "Trading House Raysing" (Baryshevka).

     

    International Cooperation

    The department maintains scientific and technical cooperation with foreign research organizations in Belarus, Russia, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, the Baltic States, Belgium, Bangladesh.

    With the support of MES Ukraine, the study was conducted as part of a joint Ukrainian-Romanian project of scientific and technological cooperation with the National Research Institute for Textile and Leather (Bucharest) and the joint Ukrainian-Lithuanian project of scientific and technological cooperation with the Kaunas University of Technology.