學院與中國農業大學、美國亞利桑那州立大學等國內外著名大學及中國科學院北京基因組研究所等科研院所，建立了科技協作和聯合人才培養等合作關系，其中與內蒙古伊利實業集團股份有限公司合作，將益生菌Lactobacillus casei Zhang應用于發酵乳飲料的生產，其產品以“QQ星兒童益生菌乳飲料”的形式投入市場。 為了解決自治區經濟建設中的實際問題，通過利用我院“國家地方聯合工程實驗室”九州体育十年信誉网站、“教育部重點實驗室和工程中心”等11個科研平臺及學生實習實踐基地，成功地完成了乳制品中天然乳酸菌的分離與開發利用、功能性乳制品的研制、高新技術在肉乳保鮮上的應用和肉宰后生理等研究，部分成果已成功地應用到“伊利”、“蒙?！?、“新希望”等著名企業的產品研發和生產當中，取得了良好的經濟效益和社會效益。
College of Food Science and Engineering was founded in 1988. There are five departments (Food Science and Engineering, Food Quality and Safety，Packaging Engineering, Brewing Engineering, Dairy Engineering) and one Laboratory Managing Center. The college also has “National Specific Laboratory of Livestock Products Processing”, “Key Laboratory of Dairy Biotechnology and Engineering, Ministry of Education”, “Engineering Research Center of Dairy Biotechnology, Ministry of Education”, “Experiment Station of Microbial Resource Application in Northeast Region, Ministry of Agriculture”, “Key Laboratory of Dairy Products Processing, Ministry of Agriculture”, “Inner Mongolia Engineering Laboratory of Lactic Acid Bacteria and Starter Cultures”, “Inner Mongolia Key Opening Laboratory of Dairy Products Research”, “Inner Mongolia Engineering Research Center of Livestock Products Processing”, and “YIDE Dairy Pilot Plant”.
Up to now, there are 47 Ph. D students, 433 graduates and 1871 undergraduates. There are 79 faculties in the college, including 24 professors, 23 associate professions, 15 Ph. D student tutors, 38 graduate student tutors. 50 faculties have Ph. D degree, the teachers who have Ph. D and/or Master degree accounts for 98% of the total teachers. 1 teacher is enrolled as Candidates for the National New Century Millions of Talents Projects,1 teacher is employed as Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor of Department of Education, and1 teacher is awarded as National Agricultural Research Outstanding Talents. 1 teacher obtained National Science Fund for Distinguished Youth Scholars; 1 teacher obtained National Science Fund for Excellent Youth Scholars.1teacher is awarded as Science and Technology Talents of National High Level Talents Special Support Plan. 10 teachers are awarded as Inner Mongolia Grassland Talents. 2 teachers received the State Council Special Allowance. 1 teacher is awarded as National excel worker.6 persons are selected as first and second layer candidates for New Century 321 Talent Engineering of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. 2 persons are selected as First- Rate Expert for Inner Mongolia 333 Talent Introducing Engineering.
Our college has one National Innovative Team of Key Fields, one Scientific & Technologic Innovative Team of Ministry of Education, one Outstanding Talents and Innovative Team of Scientific Research (Ministry of Agriculture), one Inner Mongolia Scientific & Technologic Innovative Team of Universities and Colleges, as well as two Scientific & Technologic Innovative Team of Inner Mongolia Agricultural University.
College of Food Scienceand Engineering has five undergraduate majors, including Food Science and Engineering, Food Quality and Safety, Packaging Engineering, Brewing Engineering, and Dairy Engineering. Moreover, Food Science and Engineering is the first-grade major of Inner Mongolia. In 2011, our college obtained the authorization for first-class doctoral degree program in Food Science and Engineering. Now, we also have the authorization for 4 second-class doctoral degrees in Food Science, Processing and Preservation Engineering of Agricultural Products, Foodstuff Oil and Vegetable Protein Engineering, Safe Production of Livestock Products. Among them, the Processing and Preservation Engineering of Agricultural Products is one of the key construction disciplines of Inner Mongolia. In 2016, the discipline of Food Science and Engineering was chosen in the list of first group of top disciplines construction in Inner Mongolia. In 4thChina Discipline Ranking, we got “B”. Inner Mongolia Livestock Production Processing Research Society, Inner Mongolia Nutrition Association and Inner Mongolia Lactic Acid Bacteria Association are affiliated to our college.
During the practice of teaching, research and manufacturing, we already have established the research direction with Inner Mongolia characteristics and program predominance. In recent 5 years, 55 national projects have been performed (including National Natural Science Foundation, National Key Technology R&D Program, National 863 program), and the funds accounted for 82,290,000RMB. Moreover, 111 projects which are funded by the Ministry, Inner Mongolia and industry cooperation have been performed resulting in a total funding of 48,945,000RMB. Two papers have been published in “Nature Communication”, 548 papers have been published in national and international journals, 154 are cited by SCI or EI, 11 textbooks or monographs have been published. A total of 56 patents have been submitted, and 40 have been granted. The scientific researchers have been awarded the first prize for Higher Education Autonomous Class, first prize of Inner Mongolia Natural Science, first prize of Inner Mongolia Technology Progress, second prize of National Technology Progress, 1stChina Agriculture Technology Award, Da Bei Nong Technology Achievement, Ten Technology Progress of Inner Mongolia, second prize of Technology Progress of University of Ministry of Education,
To improve students’ innovative and practical ability, our college attaches importance to the comprehensive diathesis training of students, we supports the secondary classes, scientific & technologic innovation activities, as well as social practice activities. Up to now, the graduated students won 52 prizes in national and/or Inner Mongolia “‘Challenge Cup’ Competition Works of Students in Extra-curricular Academic Science and Technology.” In 2014, “Innovative Team of Food Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University” was awarded as National Graduates’ Xiaoping Scientific and Technological Innovative Team. In 2011, a doctoral thesis was nominated as National Excellent Doctoral Dissertations.
Collegeof Food Science and Engineering also established academic cooperation and joint-cultivation mode with first-class national and international universities and scientific research institutions, such as Arizona State University (USA), China Agricultural University, Beijing Institute of Genomics (Chinese Academy of Science). Under the cooperation with Inner Mongolia Yili Group Co., Ltd., we appliedLactobacillus caseiZhang into the production of fermented milk beverage- QQ Star Children’s Probiotic Milk Beverage. To deal with the practical problems of Inner Mongolia economical construction, we successfully finished the researches on isolation and application of lactic acid bacteria from traditionally fermented dairy products, development of functional dairy products and application of high-technology in refreshing of livestock products under the support of eleven scientific research platforms and undergraduates’ practical base. Some of the research products have been successfully applied in several big companies such as YILI, MengNiu, and New Hope, and obtained good economic and social benefits.