13th December 1999
ACADEMIC OFF TO BRUSSELS
A Grimsby lecturer is heading off to Brussels this week to work for the European Commission, the latest trip in a hectic schedule that has taken him around the world.
Food researcher Prof Tony Taylor of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside has links with academics worldwide and is going to Brussels to act as an evaluator for the Commission.
Together with Dr Peter Quantick, a colleague from the university’s Food Research Centre in Grimsby, Prof Taylor made a visit in October to TEI Thessaloniki in Greece to evaluate the institute’s Department of Food Technology for the Greek Ministry of Education.
ULH has an informal relationship with the institute and the two academics were invited to assess the objectives of their food programmes and learning support facilities and to gain an insight into student and staff profiles.
In February Prof Taylor is off to Malaysia for a reciprocal visit organised by the British Council. Earlier this year a contingency of Malaysian academics toured facilities in Grimsby and held talks about introducing ULH programmes to their home institution.
On 8th December Prof Taylor, who is chairman of the Society of Chemical Industry Food Commodities Group, opened a London conference on food authenticity attended by shadow agriculture minister Tim Yeo MP who gave the keynote speech.
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Greek trip by Tony Taylor