At the beginning of the current academic year, the Ministry of Education inaugurated the Science and Food Safety Academy in four schools in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah: The Academy seeks, as part of its future plan, to attract 500 students during the next few years, in line with the directives of the Ministry of Education aimed at empowering students in many specialized fields closely related to the state’s agenda and future future plans.
The opening of the Academy of Science and Food Safety comes in the context of the Ministry of Education keeping pace with the plans and aspirations of the state, which has devoted a great deal of attention to this vital sector, which it relies on in order to achieve its future strategic plans related to the training of national cadres specialized in the field of food, which also contributes to the enrichment of the educational system in the country by granting students Multiple academic options that meet their aspirations and are consistent with their skills.
In addition to studying the general path, students affiliated with the Academy study the basic sciences related to food and nutrition, which in turn helps them understand how the various elements relate to each other, and the processes involved in food production, which help to develop new and distinct products.
The Academy of “Food Science and Food Safety” integrates theoretical knowledge with practical skills. Students learn to use basic technical skills through sensory evaluation, and apply experiments in practical laboratories. They also have the opportunity to test the work environment through training in national institutions involved in this field.
The students affiliated with the Academy delve greatly into the sciences of food and nutrition, as well as the operations and engineering concerned with food production, which helps them to develop new and creative products. The academic curriculum also deals with marketing and business in the food industries in order to qualify students to enter the labor market. The academy also offers courses concerned with safety. Food control and cooking skills.
The Ministry has worked to harmonize the academic programs in cooperation with the United Arab Emirates University and a number of prestigious academic institutions with the aim of ensuring that students obtain advanced knowledge in the fields of food, security, and food safety so that it is considered within the level of advanced higher education, which enables students to subsequently work in companies specialized in the fields of food and in laboratories food for the supervisory institutions in the state or the establishment of an independent business for them.