Agencies related to agriculture and food, both government and private agencies, and the food industry are the spearheads of creating good food security. In South Sulawesi in particular and Eastern Indonesia in general, by looking at the potential of natural resources, the opportunity to develop a food industry based on local potential is very large. To answer the challenges mentioned above, the development of science in the food sector is very urgent because problems around food must be solved by professionals and reliable in their fields. Based on these considerations, it is the main need to open a master’s program in Food Science and Technology at Hasanuddin University as the largest university in KTI. The Master Program in Food Science and Technology (S2 ITP), Department of Agricultural Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Unhas began to be established based on the Decree of the Director General of Higher Education No. 1770 / D / T / 2009 dated October 5, 2009. The first batch of students was accepted in the first semester of the 2010/2011 academic year.


Making the S2 ITP study program as one of the leading educational centers in Indonesia, in the field of research and development of food science and technology based on maritime continent-based cultural values. The food in question includes plantation crops, food, horticulture, fishery products and animal husbandry. The elaboration of the meaning of maritime continent-based culture is as follows:

  1. Togetherness (accommodating, adaptive, creative)
  2. Justice (leadership, pioneering, caring)
  3. Earnestness (self-capacity development, spirit of life, entrepreneurial spirit, tenacity)
  1. Organizing competent master’s education in the field of food science and technology with a high reputation and upholding professionalism and academic ethics oriented towards the development of science and technology
  2. Carry out research and development in the field of food science and technology in eastern Indonesia
  3. Carry out Community Service (PkM) through cooperation with large industries, especially in eastern Indonesia.



  1. Field of Education: Producing qualified and highly competitive master’s graduates (S2) in the world of work in the field of Food Science and Technology.
  2. Research Field: Producing the latest, superior and innovative research to increase the added value of food products.
  3. Field of Community Service: Conducting guidance on the food industry both on a small, medium and large scale, especially in eastern Indonesia.


Graduates of the Master Program in Food Science and Technology are expected to:

  1. Able to develop food science and technology through process and management aspects in the field of innovative and tested food industry.
  2. Able to solve problems in the field of process and management in the food industry through an inter or multidisciplinary approach.
  3. Able to manage and develop the food industry through research that is beneficial to the community so that it gets national and international recognition.