Based on the consent of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine (letter № 1 / 11-1696 dated 14.07.98), the permission of the Ministry of Agriculture of Ukraine (letter №37-18-13 / 7946 dated 06.08.98), as well as the decision of the state accreditation Commission of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine dated 08.12.98 for the issuance of a license for the training of specialists in the direction 0917 “Food Technology and Engineering” in the specialties 7.091707 “Technology of storage, canning and processing of meat” (license series VPD-IP №198791), 7.091709 Technology of storage, canning and processing of milk “(license series VPD-IP №198790) by the order of the rector of Sumy State Agrarian University from January 12, 1999 №1-k opened the Faculty of Food Technology.
The emergence of such a faculty as part of Sumy Agrarian University was called to life by the need to unite the efforts of specialists who trained specialists in the field of service and specialists who trained specialists in food technology to provide the region with high quality specialists in such promising for modern economy industries.
Despite the fact that at the time of registration this faculty is one of the youngest in the structure of the university, it has deep historical roots.
From 2005 to 2009, the faculty was headed by Viktor Mykolayovych Bondarchuk, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Meat Technology and Meat Products. From 2009 to 2011 the faculty was headed by Professor Mashkin Mykola Ivanovych. From 2011 to 2020, the faculty was headed by Ph.D., Associate Professor Radchuk Oleg Vladimirovich. In 2020, Acting Dean of the Faculty was appointed Ph.D., Associate Professor Melnyk O.Yu.
The faculty trains specialists in food technology in the specialty 181 “Food Technology”.
Departments that are now part of the faculty have no less ancient history.
One of the oldest at the faculty is the graduating department of technology of production and processing of livestock products, which was established in 1999. In 2005, the department was renamed the Department of Milk and Dairy Products Technology, in the same year the Department of Meat and Meat Products Technology, and in 2009 the Department of Milk and Meat Technology.
Another department with a long and glorious history is the Department of Food Technology, which has its history since 2010, when under the leadership of Ph.D., Associate Professor Lyubov Radoevna by decision of the State Accreditation Commission and the order of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine level with the right to conduct educational activities at the level of qualification requirements of the bachelor. In the same year, the department is headed by Ph.D., Associate Professor Moskalenko Olga Vasilyevna, a former graduate of Kharkiv State University of Food and Trade. In 2011 the head of the department became Ph.D., associate professor Bondarchuk Victor Nikolaevich, and in 2013 and to the present time – doctor of technical sciences, professor Pertseva Fedor Vsevolodovich.
At the end of 2015, by order of the Rector, the Department of Food Technology established a training and research laboratory “Innovative Food Technologies”, which during 2016-2019 was overhauled and equipped with the necessary laboratory equipment. This laboratory is now a powerful research base, where students, masters of research and teaching staff can conduct scientific experiments on current issues in the field. In addition, within the framework of academic mobility on the basis of the newly created laboratory, research is conducted by masters and graduate students from other scientific institutions and universities not only in Ukraine but also in other countries (China, Ghana).
The Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences and Humanities, which was founded on July 17, 1977, as the Department of Social Sciences, is a kind of backbone of the faculty. The first acting head of the department was Anatovsky Borys Ivanovych, associate professor, candidate of economic sciences. In 1980, the Department of History of the CPSU, Philosophy and Scientific Communism was separated from the Department of Social Sciences. Head of the Department Abramov Anatoliy Pavlovych Associate Professor, Candidate of Historical Sciences. In 1984, the Department of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy was separated from the Department of History of the CPSU of Philosophy and Scientific Communism. In 1993 the departments of social disciplines were reorganized into the department of history of Ukraine and social and philosophical disciplines. In 1986, Volodymyr Mykolayovych Zuev, Associate Professor, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, became the head of the department. In 1996, the Department of Philosophy and Sociology was separated from the Department of History of Ukraine and Social and Philosophical Disciplines. Leonid Vladimirovich Hnatyuk, Professor, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, became the head of the department. In 2001, Valentyn Mykolayovych Vandyshev, Professor, Doctor of Philosophy, became the head of the department. In 2009, Oleksandr Mykolayovych Kornienko, Associate Professor, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, became the head of the department. Since 2017, the department is headed by Shevel Anzhelika Oleksandrivna, Associate Professor, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences.
In 2019, the department was renamed the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences and Humanities.
The locomotive of the faculty is the Department of Engineering Technologies of Food Production (initially the Department of Technological Equipment of Food Production). The department was established on the basis of the decision of the Academic Council of SNAU from August 29, 2001. The department has an engineering-technological orientation, the purpose of which is to organize the educational process for mastering modern methods of research and operation of technological equipment, studying the basics of engineering-mathematical and physical modeling of devices. Particular attention is paid to the study of the principles of optimization and intensification of technological processes, reducing energy costs and environmental safety of equipment.
Currently, the department is headed by Ph.D. Associate Professor Rozhkova Lyudmila Georgievna.