Shenzhen University delegation visit

On October 6th, 2017, a delegation from the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Shenzhen University visited the School of Food Science and Environmental Health, Dublin Institute of Technology.

In 2015, the Dublin Institute of Technology and Shenzhen University signed an MoU, and a collaboration agreement on student and scholar exchanges, undergraduate / postgraduate program development, and joint research activities.

The visit was carried out in the initial area of collaborative research in the area of Food and Health, explore and develop the Undergraduate / Postgraduate collaboration programs in Food Innovation / Food Safety between Shenzhen University and Dublin institute of Technology. The visit also showed strength and consolidates the partnership between SZU and DIT.

Shenzhen University is a public university established in 1983 located in Nanshan district, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. It is accredited by the State Council of the People's Republic of China and is funded by the Shenzhen Council Government it is among the "Top 100 Universities in China". Its most famous alumnus is Ma Huateng, the founder and CEO of Tencent Company. Chinese media notes that Shenzhen University is the "Chinese Stanford University".


DT422/3 visit NIBRT.

Twenty-two students from the DT422/3 class, supervised by Gemma Kinsella and Renee Malone, recently paid a site visit to NIBRT. The visit included a short presentation outlining the steps of biopharmaceutical production (e.g. upstream/downstream technologies) followed by a tour of the training facilities. The students were also brought through the various steps of a typical bioprocess. The students examined the equipment utilised and gained a sense of how a pilot plant operates. For more details follow this LinkedIn page

Bachelor of Science programme in Brewing and Distilling

Dublin Institute of Technology, School of Food Science and Environmental Health is proud to present the new four year Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Brewing and Distilling from September 2017.

The programme is designed to support Ireland's rapidly growing brewing and distilling industry, and is supported by its programme partners Diageo Ireland and Irish Distillers. This operation has been led by DIT’s own programme chairperson Dr Catherine Barry Ryan and adjunct  lecturer Marie Byrne.

Please see below link to media coverage:


(Dr. Frank Cullen, Dr. Catherine Barry Ryan, Dr. Orla Cahill, Dr. Christine O'Connor, Minister of State Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD, Dr. Julie Dunne, Dr. James Curtin, Ms. Marie Byrne and Dr Jesus Frias)

Follow this link for more information. 

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 Kim Millar has recently been awarded a travel scholarship to attend the São Paulo School  of Advanced Sciences on Reverse Engineering of Processed Foods, hosted by the        Faculty of Food Engineering at University of Campinas in Sao Paula, Brazil.

 Kim’s PhD research is a collaboration between the School of Food Science and  Environmental Health and Teagasc Food Research Centre, under the supervision of  Catherine Barry-Ryan, Roisin Burke, Eimear Gallagher and Sinead McCarthy. Her project is focused on the  characterisation and applications of plant-based ingredients in the development  of functional foods.

Kim will travel to Brazil in September 2017 for two weeks, to study under a host of renowned lecturers in different specialties within the areas of food technology and  processing, nutrition and health.

The school will be attended by 100 post-graduate students from all over the world, and includes a series of multidisciplinary lectures on significant issues that may change the way we approach food design. Kim has been invited to present a poster of her research and she will also deliver an oral presentation to fellow researchers.

Congratulations to the all our staff who participated in the Dublin Staff Relay Series 2017. The school fielded three teams this year, raised €867 for Laura Lynn and everyone got over the line. Good weather, good company, good finishing times and a great cause. #Run4alaugh