BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Engineering Universitas Pasundan officially releases two laboratories and a studio to support students’ learning activities on Friday, 14 January 2022. These laboratories were obtained from the grant-fund of Competition Program of Kampus Merdeka (Program Kompetisi Kampus Merdeka).
A Pilot Plant Laboratory, Process-computing Laboratory and Multimedia Studio were officially released by Rector of Unpas Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Eddy Jusup Sp., M.Si., M.Kom., IPU, Founder of Pasundan Foundation of Higher Education Prof. Dr. H. M. Didi Turmudzi, M.Si. and Head of Pasundan Foundation of Higher Education Dr. H. Makbul Mansyur, M.Si
On that similar occasion, Dean of Faculty of Engineering Unpas, Dr. Ir. Yusman Taufik, MP said that these laboratories would support students’ program of entrepreneurship, as well as both students’ and teachers’ researches. “It is not only for doing assignments, but also improves the business and products,” he explained.
Head of Department of Food Technology Unpas, Dr. Ir. Yusep Ikrawan, M.Sc stated that these laboratories would be used as a forum of teachers’ and students’ creativity with the concept of Teaching Factory to actualized excellent human resources.
“Teaching Factory is a concept of production-based learning referring to a standard and procedure in industry. It is a facility to strengthen students’ skill and competence,” he said.
Rector of Unpas Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Eddy Jusuf Sp., M.Si., M.Kom., IPU emphasized that as creativity centre for teachers and students, these labs should be used properly to create new ideas. Even more, educational field is now getting into the era of Paradigm Sharing.
“We are faced now by the era of Paradigm Sharing which focuses on collaboration, therefore, similar departments outside Unpas could use the facility as well, and so does the others,” he explained.
The more complete facilities and infrastructure owned by the Department of Food Technology are expected to be able to encourage the progress of the study program, the Faculty of Engineering, and Unpas itself.
The founder of Pasundan Foundation, Prof. Dr. H. M. Didi Turmudzi, M.Si stated that the launching of laboratories of Department of Food Teachnology is still related to the program of improving food security which is now collaborated with Unpas Post-graduate Program and Bandung DKPP.
“This department is one of the excellent departments in Unpas whose existence is entrusted by people in West Java. We hope, these laboratories could help Bandung in improving food security,” he said.
The official launching of these three laboratories is remarked to the ribbon-cutting ceremony and facility observation contained on in. Pilot Plant Lab is equipped with a pasteurizer to kill microorganisms, a mixer for mixing beverage flavours, a packaging device, and a cooler.
The Process Computing Lab is used to perform computations before beverage products are produced. Meanwhile, Multimedia Studio functions as a production space for TP Talk podcasts/talk shows, photography, and other creative activities.
At the official launching, the guests who were present also had the opportunity to taste TePe (short for Teknologi Pangan, Food Technology) beverage products in the form of orange juice, various flavours of milk, and yogurt. (Reta)*
Produk minuman ‘TePe’ berupa susu aneka rasa, sari buah, dan yoghurt yang diproduksi di Lab Pilot Plant. (Foto: Rico B)