Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences

Introduction

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences focuses its wide-ranging activities on education and research covering agriculture and related sciences. The profile of the WUELS and its mission are directly involved in transformation programmes dealing with rural development and food quality and management, with full respect paid to social support and interaction. The knowledge acquired and the research projects realised at the WUELS make provision for future development, regarding all aspects of environmentally sustainable development, which is friendly to human and animal welfare.

The University guarantees intellectual adventure, adapts to the needs of the job market, and gives students the opportunity to study and intern abroad, as well as conduct advanced research under the supervision of top scientists. As one of the most prestigious colleges in Poland, its graduates are highly sought after by employers. In fact, managers and specialists of big Polish companies are often graduates themselves.

The University's high market value of education earned it a place among Newsweek's top 20 universities in Poland, ranking it above such famous colleges as Warsaw, Wrocław, Poznań, and Jagiellonian University.

The idea that "A good university can't function without valuable researchers" led Wprost to award the University third place behind Warsaw SGGW and Poznań University of Life Sciences.

The University scored so well due to: great standards of education, the achievements of the faculty staff, the quality of the research, library and computing systems, and the verification of knowledge.

The heritage of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences is deeply rooted in the traditions of two instutitions founded in Lvov: The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of Lvov Polytechnic in Dublany and the Veterinary School of Medicine, founded in 1881. The post-war chapter in the history of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences was opened in the autumn of 1945, when the Faculty of Agriculture and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine were founded at the combined University and Polytechnic, the only institution of higher education in Wrocław at that time. In 1951 these two Faculties were incorporated in the newly opened Higher School of Agriculture renamed the Agricultural University of Wrocław in 1972 and the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences in 2006.

At present, the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (WUELS) a well-recognised scientific and educational centre, is the only agricultural university in the south-west region of Poland. The WUELS employs about 1,500 people, (160 full and associate professors). Full and part-time students (11,000) are offered a wide range of degree courses in agriculture and related areas.

In 1990 the AUW joined the TEMPUS programme in collaboration with other Polish and EU universities. In the years 1999 and 2000 the AUW became a partner institution in 3 networks within the framework of the CEEPUS programme.

Research projects carried out at the AUW are financially supported by the Polish Committee for Scientific Research (KBN), industry, local government and international foundations. The results obtained in these projects are published in scientific journals in Poland and abroad. A number of international conferences are held at the WUELS every year. Many researchers are members of prestigious international organisations.

The WUELS possesse over 100 facilities, including a modern sports centre. The WUELS provides accommodation in student houses for 1800 students (90 per cent of non-Wrocław residents).

Every year, about 100 research projects financed from grants and ca. 100 commissioned projects are carried out. The results are published in as many as 2000 publications, a fifth of them in international journals. The WUELS is an organiser of international congresses and scientific conferences.

The the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences has signed bilateral agreements with 52 universities in different parts of the world. The WUELS participates in the Socrates/Erasmus, CEEPUS, Leonardo da Vinci, COST and 5th and 6th EU Framework programmes.

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Master of Science in Biology, speciality Laboratory Techniques in Biology

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Poland Wrocław

You gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in microscopic techniques, techniques of phylogeny reconstruction, laboratory analysis, cell and tissue culture techniques, analytical techniques in hydrobiology and ecotrophology, primate genomics, methods of analysis and assessment of animal origin products. [+]

Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) Professional title: Master Study Profile: general academic Start Month: October Semester Tuition Fee: 1600 EUR- internationals, 800 EUR- EU/EEA citizens, last semester without tuition fee for all students Overview Laboratory techniques in biology 2nd grade course provides a student with theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of microscopic techniques, techniques of phylogeny reconstruction, laboratory analysis, cell and tissue culture techniques, analytical techniques in hydrobiology and ecotrophology, primate genomics, methods of analysis and assessment of animal origin products. A course participant will be trained to handle professional laboratory apparatuses in order to develop his own professional skills independently. Knowledge gained during the studies will also include biology methodology and statistics as well as bioinformatics. The course is designed to master general and specific analysis, analytical chemistry while handling optical and electron microscope. The course programme covers the field of coloring and sustaining specimens and in vitro culturing techniques. What will you study? 1st year Statistics methods in biology, bioethics, microscopic techniques, analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, biological molecules marking techniques, basics of laboratory analytical techniques, ecotoxicology, cell and tissue culture techniques, foreign language. 2nd year Techniques of phylogeny reconstruction, elements of specific analysis, biotechniques in animal breeding, comparative genomics, analytical techniques in hydrobiology, analytical techniques in ecotrophology, foreign language. In what form will classes be conducted? Classes are conducted in the form of lectures (430 hours), laboratory, seminars and field classes (all together 570 hours). How will you be assessed? 7-9 subjects will be assessed on the... [-]

Master of Science in Food Technology and Human Nutrition

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Poland Wrocław

Food technology and human nutrition second cycle study programme (Master level) is designed to provide solid education in the field of product quality assessment, processing, preservation and storage of raw materials of plant and animal origin. [+]

Duration: 1,5 years (3 semesters) Professional title: Master Study Profile: general academic Start Month: February Semestral Fee: 1500 EUR- internationals; EU/ EEA citizens exempt from semestral fees Overview Food technology and human nutrition second cycle study programme (Master level) is designed to provide solid education in the field of product quality assessment, processing, preservation and storage of raw materials of plant and animal origin. The course covers the basics of microbiology and food biotechnology, administration and management and human nutrition of different age and social groups. The student will gain the knowledge of modern techniques and technologies used in the food and human nutrition industry and also he will do research work in these fields. Furthermore, the course will give insight in the principles of planning and carrying out the experimental work, as well as calculating and presenting of the research results. What will you study? 1st semester Contemporary trends in plant products technology, applied informatics, applied statistics, equipment and engineering processes, food policy, forms of intellectual and industrial property, elective subjects: chemistry of natural compounds, food antioxidants, business organization and management, managements of European projects, biological pathogenic agents, rapid methods in microbiological analysis of food. 2nd and 3rd semester Contemporary trends in animal products technology, technology of oils, nutrition and dietetic, enzymology, food biotechnology – new trends, elective subjects: juice and wine technology, selected aspects of brewing technology. In what form will classes be conducted? Classes are conducted in the form of lectures, laboratory, seminars and field classes. How... [-]

Master of Science in Landscape Architecture

Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Poland Wrocław

Chinese and Polish tradition in shaping of the landscape is a specialty at the Master Program at Landscape Architecture, which is held at WUELS and it is offered to Bachelor Program at landscape architecture graduates. [+]

Master of Science in Landscape Architecture Specilaity: Chinese and Polish tradition in shaping of the landscape *intended for Polish, EU/EEA citizens and the students of Hunan University Changsha in China only Speciality: Chinese and Polish tradition in shaping of the landscape Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) Professional title: Master Study Profile: general academic Start Month: February Semester Tuition Fee: free for Polish, EU/EEA citizens Overview This programme is a joint degree Master’s course. It is provided by Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Wrocław and by Hunan Agricultural University of Changsha in China. A Student of the Landscape Architecture Master’s course gains in-depth knowledge in technical and natural sciences. The programme aims at mastering design skills with the use of various computer tools and programs. A graduate will acquire advanced spatial arrangements skills. Studies last 4 semesters. First semester is provided in Poland for all students. Second semester is a practical one, which means students have practice which takes place in Poland (for Chinese students) and in China (for Polish students). Last (third) practical semester is conducted at Hunan Agricultural University of Changsha in China or at WUELS in Wroclaw. Polish students spend the fourth semester at the University in Poland. It is students’ choice where they want to defend their Master’s thesis (Poland or China). It’s a joint degree program so after graduating you are granted double diploma, Chinese and Polish. What will you study? Obligatory subjects: Shaping of landscape of the rural areas in Europe, Chinese... [-]

Master of Sciences in Horticulture

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Poland Wrocław

You study biological and environmental background in cultivation of high quality horticultural plants in sustainable, integrated and organic systems. [+]

Speciality: Green Areas Shaping, Horticultural Production* Duration: 1,5 years (3 semesters) Professional title: Master Study Profile: general academic Start Month: February Semester Tuition Fee: 1600 EUR Overview Horticulture Master Course provides students with in-depth knowledge in sustainable horticulture, landscape shaping and environment protection. The programme presents biological and environmental background in cultivation of high quality horticultural plants in sustainable, integrated and organic systems. During the education process the student learns how to perform research in the field of instrumental analysis, data processing with various computer techniques. The student is able to process and analyse the research results, present the knowledge in specific field of horticulture. Furthermore, the courses presents quality management techniques in production and the basics in work organization. On specialized level, the student is able to use research and analysis techniques. On the professional level, he is able to make independent decisions in horticulture business. *The candidate while enrolling to the course decides if he wants to follow the programme for one of the specialities: Green Areas Shaping or Horticultural Production. However, there must be sufficient amount of students wanting to study the particular speciality, so it may be open. If one speciality does not have enough prospective students, its candidates are offered the second speciality as an alternative. What will you study? Green Areas Shaping 1st semester Statistics and experimentation, commodity science, plant arrangement, agrofitocenology, landscape shaping and maintenance. 2nd and 3rd semester Nature Conservation, basics of sustainable horticulture, molecular biology, green areas plant selection, green areas... [-]

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Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences

Address Norwida 25
50-375 Wrocław, Poland
Website http://www.rekrutacja.up.wroc.pl/en/
Phone +48 71 320 50 20