Education in Feed Technology

Since 2002 the Norwegian University of Life Sciences has offered a Master of Science degree in Feed Manufacturing. This two-year M.Sc. program is taught in English, attracting students worldwide.

Acceptance to the program is highly competitive, which makes the pool of potential candidates both broad and deep. Graduates provide feed companies with qualified personnel well-balanced in theory and practice. Fôrtek's staff is directly involved in teaching and supervised training.

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*Janne Fossum, Norway

Fagkonsulent svin, Fellekjøpet Agri

- Why did you decide to study at NMBU?

I got my Bachelor in Animal science at Høgskolen in Nord-Trøndelag (HiNT) and I thought it would be fun to get an Master-degree. The only place I could build further on my Bachelor was at NMBU. Then I read about Master in Feed Manufacturing Technology and I thought it looked exciting and I decided to study it.

- What advices do you have for future FMT students?

It can be difficult sometimes, but just go on! You’ll make it at the end. Bruk kompetansen fagfolket på IHA/IMT/IKBM og Fôrtek sitter på, da har du lært mye ;)

*Thea Morken, Norway
Scientist BioMar, Norway 

Why did you decide to study at NMBU?
 Because of the aquaculture/feed technology programmeb. Social student environmentc.  UMB’s good reputation
- What advices do you have for future FMT students?
Get as much practical experience as possible during the studies, e.g. working/helping out at Fôrtek or at feed mills in the holidays.b.      Talk to scientists within your field; ask to participate/help out with experiments – in order to prepare for your own thesis work 

*Slobodan Baskot, Denmark
R&D in BHJ A/S,  

- Why did you decide to study at NMBU?
It sounded interesting when I heard first time about that Master program. Later on when I informed myself about FMT at NMBU and activity of     Kansas State University (Grain Science and Industry), I have accepted as very interesting and profound program. Kansas State University (Grain Science and Industry) is unique program of that kind in United States and FTM at NMBU is the same type in Europe. That`s how was explained to me. 
- What advices do you have for future FMT students?
To be serious, my only advice would be: BE SERIOUS and DILIGENT. If they are so focus on all tasks and theirs time during the course they can learn a lot.     

*Ingrid Ropeid, Norway, Feed advisor for cattle farmers, Felleskjøpet Rogaland Agder

- Why did you decide to study at NMBU?
First and foremost because I was interested in animals and the practice of farming. Along the way i also got interested in nutrition and the feed industry. I had also heard a lot of good things about the social environment at NMBU. 
- What advices do you have for future FMT students?
My advice would be to get a foot inside one of the companies in the feed industry. I've learned alot by working at a feed facility during the summer breaks. An i also got a few contacts in the industry by doing so. Also I would recommend contacting a company before deciding the topic of the master thesis. It is very beneficial to cooperate with a feec company on your thesis. And it's good to know that the topic you choose is relevant and that the resulta are interesting for the business to know and that it will be used.

*Mariela Vasquez Guzman, Chile
Post-studies in industrial production and environmental studies  

- Why did you decide to study at NMBU?
When I was noticed about the international program, I didn't think twice, it was a big opportunity for me.
- What advices do you have for future FMT students? 
Be familiar as soon as possible with the Norwegian educational system, specially what the teacher expect from the student (could be very different that in your country) and always try to develop your own ideas, don't hesitate to ask to your teacher, phd student or anybody, they always will have an advice for you.

*Quynh Giao Nguyen Luyen, Vietnam
Trainee researcher, Research Institute for Aquaculture No.2 (RIA2) 

- Why did you decide to study at NMBU?
I got a Quota scholarship from Norway and studied in Master's degree in Feed Manufacturing Technology from 2005-2007.  
- What advices do you have for future FMT students?
I learn that I should put all theories given in the lectures from school into practice by training in Feed mills or closely related areas. In addition, students should learn interdisciplinary subjects closely related to Feed (Ex: Aquaculture, Fish nutrition, Aquaculture engineering, etc), that would be helpful for them in the future.  
- If you are studying something presently can you explain in two sentences what is the area of study?
I am taking Master's degree in Aquaculture in NMBU from 2009-2011. I will forcus on Fish nutrion subject. 

*Victor Perez, Chile
Commercial and R&D Manager. Salmonoil S.A.
- Why did you decide to study at NMBU?
In my case was a chance given for my former employer, beside that the subject was just lectured in Kansas, and there. A great opportunity! 
- What advices do you have for future FMT students?  

1. First, that they should try to get as much as they can from the UMB network… the other institutes from the campus. There are a lot of possible synergies between them!!

2. Squeeze the teacher; ask for more from them….
3. Squeeze Fôrtek, ask for more, and better practical work.
4.Study hard, is the right moment to do it. Enjoy the life afterwards.


People that have been studying M.Sc. in Feed Manufacturing Technology and their positions:

*Lisbeth Plassen,
Biological Consultant at AKVA group ASA, Norway

*Jozin Vladimir,
  Manager, Forberg, part of Skala prosessteknikk, Norway

*Karahmet Enver,
PhD, Sarajevo University, Bosnia and Hertzegovina.

*Ming Li,
Teacher, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

*Ozren Zimonja,
PhD, Senior Scientist - BioMar, Norway

*Carlos Salas Bringas,
PhD, Senior Scientist, university’s lecturer, Mathematical and technical department, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway 

*Miladinovic Dejan, Quality Assessment manager, university’s lecturer, Centre for Feed Technology  - Fôrtek, Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway

*Draganovic Vukasin, R&D - Researcher, Skretting research centre - Stevanger

*Tesla Damir, R&D - Researcher, Ewos - Stevanger

*Kosanovic Milka, R&D - Researcher, FK Rogaland - Stevanger

Published 17. April 2009 - 15:00 - Updated 5. August 2015 - 13:39

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