Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources

Introduction

History and current focus

The University and Faculty’s history began with the founding of the Agricultural department at the Czech Technical University in Prague in 1906, by decree of the emperor Franz Joseph. Professor Stoklasa, a leading figure in agricultural sciences at that time was appointed as the first Dean.

The University was established as an independent body by governmental decree on July 8th 1952. The Faculty of Agronomy, as it was known at that time, was one of three founding faculties in this new University. Since then, the Faculty has been the main centre for the education and training of experts, mainly for agricultural enterprises, research, and state administrations.

More recently, the Faculty extended its focus, and in 2005 changed its name to the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources (FAFNR). This change in name characterises the shift from primarily agricultural education and research to a broader focus comprising newly emerging issues in natural resources management and food quality.

Today, the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources is a modern and respected educational and scientific institution, which accommodates more than 4000 students and 300 employees, with a strong position at home and abroad.

Graduates of the faculty are employed in agriculture, horticulture, animal breeding, crop protection, quality of agricultural products, agribusiness, natural resources management, waste management, landscape architecture, rural development, and other areas of importance for the national economy. Our graduates are finding jobs not only as managers, but can work in state administration, research and higher education institutions or as private entrepreneurs.

Who we are

With nearly 4,000 students and 300 employees, the FAFNR is the second largest faculty at the Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS) and the largest faculty with similar focus in the Czech Republic, recognized and respected both at home and abroad. Our buildings are well equipped with modern facilities and, due to a high level of continuous technical and personal development the faculty has prospered during its 110-year-long tradition of providing education and research in the fi eld of agriculture, food and natural resources.

What we offer

We provide high quality education in a wide range of bachelor, master and doctoral programmes. A number of study programmes are off ered that focus on agricultural and horticultural production, garden and landscape architecture, breeding of companion animals, sustainable use of natural resources, food and human nutrition, and many others. We conduct extensive research, which is a precondition for accreditation of our degree programmes and allows a high level of practical training with active participation of students. We maintain close cooperation with the leading industry producers and service providers, where we implement the results of applied research and our graduates may fi nd employment.

Our long-term strategy

Our aim is to achieve excellence and broad recognition in the fi elds of our specializations. erefore, we place signifi cant investment in technical infrastructure. We advocate the continual pursuit of improved scientifi c and pedagogic qualifi cations of our employees, and support high quality outputs of work that are comparable with international standards. An increasing number and quality of scientifi c publications, highly employable graduates, stimulating demand for our participation in international consortia and networks, and maintaining permanent cooperation with industry leaders, are among our key objectives, and serve as important indicators for our future direction.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Master in Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering (NARMEE) is a new joint degree program following the double degree program in Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) which has been successfully taught in cooperation with BOKU Vienna. [+]

Joint Degree Program between CULS and BOKU Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering (NARMEE) is a new joint degree program following the double degree program in Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) which has been successfully taught in cooperation with BOKU Vienna. The program is drawn up to enable students to obtain the best level of knowledge and skills by taking specific subjects at CULS or BOKU and combining them. Students can freely choose optional and fully optional subjects from the offerings of both universities. For students and their future engagement there are additional important practical subjects focused on the protection and remediation of soils, waste water treatment, GIS, or management of protected areas. The program contains practicum, excursions, and semestral projects. The Diploma thesis (DT) has to be completed under the supervision of the supervisor of the home university and co-supervisor from the partner university. Defense of the DT takes place at the home university in front of the commission composed of teachers from both universities. [-]

MSc

MSc in Natural Resources and Environment

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The MSc program offers theoretical and applied knowledge about the sustainable use and management of natural resources (soil, water, and air) and the positive as well as negative influence of agriculture and forestry on these resources. [+]

The MSc program offers theoretical and applied knowledge about the sustainable use and management of natural resources (soil, water, and air) and the positive as well as negative influence of agriculture and forestry on these resources. As the program is fully taught in English graduates can work in international companies and governmental institutions focused on protection of the environment. [-]

MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The MSc course is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of the sustainability of agriculture and food production. The students will be able to determine key characteristics and processes in agricultural systems, and critically evaluate the production, environmental, and social aspects. [+]

The MSc course is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of the sustainability of agriculture and food production. The students will be able to determine key characteristics and processes in agricultural systems, and critically evaluate the production, environmental, and social aspects. Deep knowledge of sciences including biochemistry, plant and animal physiology, and others allows their further scientific growth and/or understanding, and the identification of areas for application of advanced technology in agriculture and food production. The wide offering of optional subjects allows students deep specialization in the area of interest. Graduates are well suited to leading careers in various profit and non-profit institutions and governmental offices, international agri-food companies and enterprises, as well as in research institutions. [-]

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