Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

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Forestry education on university level has a long tradition in Prague. First encyclopaedic lectures on forestry were included in the curriculum of lectures in the frame of the Chair of Agriculture at the Charles University in 1789. First regular lectures on forestry started at the Polytechnic University in 1848. The Faculty of Forestry as an institution originated in 1919 in the frame of Polytechnic University in Prague.

The Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Fakulta lesnická a dřevařská České zemědělské univerzity v Praze) is located in the University campus in Prague 6 – Suchdol, on the North-West margin of Prague. The Faculty consists of 10 departments and arboretum. The faculty is engaged in education of forestry, timber processing and related fields on bachelor, master and doctoral levels, and in research and expertise in the respective fields. The Faculty employs 140 people including part time jobs, of them 100 teaching and scientific staff (10 professors, 22 associate professors, 38 assistants and 30 research assistants). The total number of students in bachelor, master and doctoral study programmes varies about 2,000 (the number of doctoral students in all doctoral programmes reaches 200).

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The Faculty closely collaborates with the University Forest Enterprise (Školní lesní podnik), which manages more than 6,500 ha of forestland, serving with its experimental forest stands, greenhouses, forest nurseries, game preserve, fishery and ponds, a saw mill, mechanised log depot, and other establishments for educational and research purposes of the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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MSc

MSc in Forest Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Czech Republic Prague

Study programme increases an offer of the English taught specializations. Integration of the Czech Republic to EU education system makes need of such programme. This system is based on students’ mobility and their education in other than mother tongue. According to Agenda of the last meeting of the Deans of the university forestry education institutions (ConDDEFFS), [+]

Study programme increases an offer of the English taught specializations. Integration of the Czech Republic to EU education system makes need of such programme. This system is based on students’ mobility and their education in other than mother tongue. According to Agenda of the last meeting of the Deans of the university forestry education institutions (ConDDEFFS), it is necessary to intensify cooperation among these institutions due to wider coordination of the European forestry alumni at first. This MSc. study programme is directly linked to the Forestry Bc. programme. Students who have not completed a bachelor of forestry must complete basic courses (according to the study plan). Students gain knowledge needed for practical forestry purposes as specialization, which role is to produce quality wood raw material with a minimal negative influence on landscape equitability and other forest function fulfilment. The programme delivers advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in forestry, students will get acquainted with economic issues, characteristic for forest management, they will understand issues related to forest and wood processing industry, forest logging, forest protection, forest management and silviculture. Graduates of this programme can also apply their knowledge, using their highly specialised skills, for solving problems in the areas of research and innovation. They can apply new findings and methods and integrate them in various areas of practical applications. They can work independently in small and medium size enterprises, or find jobs as heads of creative teams at intermediate and top management levels, state environmental agencies, administration, international organizations and NGOs. LLP Erasmus exchange students at MSc level can enrol for one or two semesters. Curriculum 1st semester-winter Forest Modelling Ergonomic Forestry Economic Management Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding Silviculture III Dendrology and Phytosociology and Classification of Vegetation Forest Protection I. and Phytopatology Forest Ecology and Forest Sites Commercialization of Non - Market Forest 2nd semester-summer Torrent Control and Avalanche Protection Forest Management II Forest Protection II Hydrology Diploma Thesis Population Genetics 3rd semester-winter Forest Marketing Forestry Policy (EU) Remote Sensing Technologies in Forest Harvesting and Transport Forestry Amelioration Diploma Thesis Accounting Forest Inventory 4th semester-summer Diploma Thesis Econometry in Forestry Forest Valuation Special Silviculture I Business Jurisdiction [-]

MSc in Forestry, Water and Landscape Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Czech Republic Prague

This MSc study programme has been designed for students with a BSc degree in Forestry Sciences, Landscape Sciences, and Ecological or Environmental Sciences, or with a BSc degree from a similar subject area. The entrance examination comprises a discussion form (in English) about Forestry and Water Management. [+]

This MSc study programme has been designed for students with a BSc degree in Forestry Sciences, Landscape Sciences, and Ecological or Environmental Sciences, or with a BSc degree from a similar subject area. The entrance examination comprises a discussion form (in English) about Forestry and Water Management. The programme delivers advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in forestry, water and landscape management for future professionals. Subjects include world forestry, forest communities, conservation, dissemination, water management, desertification and floods, technical measures and land improvement, revitalisation of the forest and landscape ecosystems. Students will get acquainted with economic issues, characteristic for forest management and landscape revitalisation, according to biotic and abiotic factors, they will understand issues related to forest industry, afforestation and reforestation, sustainability, the influence of air and water pollution on forests, water and landscape etc. The programme consists of compulsory and optional subjects. Students can participate in solving real environmental and landscape problems, managing natural resources and policymaking. Graduates of this programme can also apply their knowledge, using their highly specialised skills, for solving problems in the areas of research and innovation. They can apply new findings and methods and integrate them in various areas of practical applications. They can work independently in small and medium size enterprises, or find jobs as heads of creative teams at intermediate and top management levels, state environmental agencies, administration, international organizations and NGOs. Erasmus + exchange students at MSc level can enrol for one or two semesters. Curriculum 1st semester-winter Ecology and Ecolog. Methods Forest Ecology Landscape and Ecological Applications Urban Forestry Water Resources Management 2nd semester-summer Classification of Vegetation Forest Dendrology, Genetics and Tree Breeding Irrigation and Drainage MSc. Thesis Silviculture Special Silviculture I 3rd semester-winter Applied Hydraulics and Hydrology Forest Management GIS for Forest and LM Logging and Wood Processing MSc. Thesis Advanced Meteorology Forest Management In Air Polluted Areas Hydraulics Principles of Hydrology and Hydrological Methods Special Forest Plantations Urban Forestry 4th semester-summer Forest Enterprise Economics Forest Protection Hydroinformatics MSc. Thesis State Final Exam Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport Hydrology Physiology of Growth and Reproduction of Forest Trees Soil Taxonomy, Survey and GIS Special Silviculture I. Special Silviculture II. [-]

MSc in Tropical Forestry and Agroforestry

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Czech Republic Prague

This MSc study programme has been designed for BSc graduates in Forestry and Agricultural Specialisation. BSc graduates with a solid background in biology, forestry and environmental sciences, desiring to acquire advanced professional knowledge in forest management in tropics and subtropics are of course welcomed. [+]

This MSc study programme has been designed for BSc graduates in Forestry and Agricultural Specialisation. BSc graduates with a solid background in biology, forestry and environmental sciences, desiring to acquire advanced professional knowledge in forest management in tropics and subtropics are of course welcomed. The entrance examination comprises a discussion form (in English) about Forestry (Forestry graduated students) or Tropical and Sub-tropical Agriculture (Tropical and Sub-tropical graduated students); biology test is prepared for the other students not being graduated from above mentioned study programmes. LLP Erasmus exchange students at MSc level can enrol for one or two semesters. The students studying courses of TFA are prepared for their professional missions in tropical and subtropical countries in the field of forest management, agroforestry and wood science. A great emphasis is also put on the field of agriculture and rural development, which is very often closely connected with forest management. Students will get the basic knowledge about the whole agro-forestry sector in these countries, and also the bases of sustainable use and protection of tropical forest. The graduates should be able to practically use this knowledge to the development of sustainable forestry in the third world countries. [-]

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