Arkansas signs collaborative agreement with Austrian university

Graz University is recognized for processing high-quality and innovative food products.
Graz University is recognized for processing high-quality and innovative food products. | File photo

The University of Arkansas College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and Austria’s Graz University of Technology recently signed an agreement that will see the institutions foster cooperation and exchange opportunities for students and faculty.

“We are very pleased to expand our European partnerships with TU Graz,” Department of Food Science Head Jean-Francois Meullenet said. “This will provide unique opportunities for our students to participate in high-quality research experiences and discover the Austrian food industry, which is recognized for processing high-quality and innovative food products.”

Specifically, the agreement will allow undergraduate and graduate students to engage in international research experiences and travel abroad opportunities for short courses and possibly internships. University faculty will be able to collaborate on research, international projects, conferences and publications.

“The teaching, research infrastructure and support at TU are world class,” professor of food science Andy Proctor, who helped coordinate the agreement, said. “Students gain a first-rate technical education and learn professional skills to launch their careers. In particular, the food research integrates world-class advanced mass spectrometry with quantitative human sensory analysis to produce a unique program. The International Programs Office has provided outstanding service in facilitating this food science exchange program.”

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