Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (FLD CZU) provides a comprehensive forestry education system (Bc., Ing., Ph.D.) to encourage and support rational forest management and sustainable utilization of natural resources. The faculty is a respected international research center. Much of the research undertaken by the Faculty is published in prestigious academic journals and presented at conferences, congresses, and in the public media as well. In our classes, students learn both in-depth theory and practice to be well-prepared for future challenges in forestry, the wood processing industry, and research.
Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (FFWS CZU). We provide a comprehensive forestry education system to encourage and support rational forest management and sustainable utilization of its huge natural resources. Our Faculty has become a respected international research center. Much of the research undertaken by the Faculty is published in academic journals, presented at conferences, congresses, and in educational programs in the public media as well. In our classes, students learn both in-depth theory and practice to be well-prepared for future challenges in forestry, the wood processing industry, and research. Our students are achieving almost 100% employment.
In 2019 the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences celebrated the centenary of its existence. It is divided into nine departments, which cover the entire field of education, science, and cooperation with practice in the fields of forestry and wood processing. FFWS offers students a three-level education. It also acts as an international science and research workplace and places great emphasis on ensuring that the results of research immediately help in forestry and wood processing practice and get into recognized professional journals, conferences, and congresses, as well as educational programs in the media.
One of the long-term and strategic goals of the CZU FFWS is to strengthen and deepen excellent outputs in science and research. The Faculty also achieves this thanks to the EXTEMIT-K and EVA 4.0 projects funded by the European Union within the Operational Programme Research, Development and Education.
In 2019, the Faculty completed the educational and technology center, which is one of the best university centers in Central Europe thanks to the most modern technologies and equipment.
History of the Faculty
From 1848, Forestry Sciences were taught at Prague Polytechnic, but only after the establishment of an independent Czechoslovakia was a separate branch of Forest Engineering established. The Faculty thus derives its origins from 1919, and in modern history, it has been a part of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague since 1990.
The Faculty coordinated an international team of scientists who prepared a report with recommendations for mitigating the effects of bark beetle calamities in Europe for the European Forestry Institute (EFI).
Thanks to the EXTEMIT–-K project, which focuses on solving current and future problems in forest ecosystems in the Czech Republic caused by climate change, scientists are investigating a method of monitoring bark beetles in Czech forests that has not yet been used. The way in which a dog can detect an infested tree in time could, in the future, after adapting to our conditions, protect hundreds of hectares of forest stands.
We strengthen and deepen excellent outputs in science and research. As part of the international EVA 4.0 project, which aims to build a Centre for Excellent Research focusing on major scientific issues addressed by the Faculty, state-of-the-art instruments are acquired such as an instrument for isotope detection in biology of important elements, the most modern liquid chromatograph, and growth chambers.
Thanks to genetics, we can grow new tree species that are more resistant to climatic conditions. Faculty staff also deal with the neglected issue of introduced and less-represented domestic tree species, which they study in terms of environmental effects.
Teams of scientists describe new species of animals, such as a new species of wood-eating termite with cracking mandibles. The unique termite discovered in Cameroon was named Roisinitermes ebogoensis.
Experts from our Faculty participated in the research of African swine fever in wild boar and in stopping the spread of the disease in the Czech Republic. The intention was to create a ring around the outbreak of the disease with a width of at least 20 to 50 kilometers, where there will be a low population density of animals. Thus, the wild boar cannot transmit the disease to other parts of the country.