“The visit was under the Staff Mobility for Training, in the frame of the Erasmus Plus project between ISA Lille and KNUST. The objectives include presentation of pedagogy through field visits, case studies and projects, and also to have discussions on future research cooperation.
Firstly, this visit offered me the opportunity to understudy the teaching modalities at ISA Lille. ISA has state-of-the-art laboratories and a food pilot plant for teaching and research activities. It was interesting experience with the Computerized Sensory Laboratory equipped with the Fizz software for data collection and analysis. This configuration is something very inspiring to set up in KNUST.
It was interesting to note that ISA Lille Faculty is usually engaged for research supported by the industry. The student internship is also designed to achieve problem based research and learning outcomes. I had the opportunity to interact with Researchers at ISA Lille on possible areas for collaborative research and proposal writing.
We also had wonderful time during lunch and dinner where we had chats/discussions including different cultures and food systems. It was also a good time to revive my little French. The Staff from the International Office were very helpful in making all the necessary arrangements for these meetings and other supports.
It is expected the project will ultimately yield great impacts as it will help improve our network, international collaborative research and research-based teaching in my department/University. This will eventually contribute to efforts to achieve global food security.”