Czech University of Life Sciences (CZU), Czech Republic
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU) is one of leading educational and research centres for agrarian sector. It consists of six faculties (Agrobiology, Food & Natural Resources; Economics & Management; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Forestry & Wood Sciences; Tropical AgriSciences) and one institute (Education & Communication). CZU offers bachelor, master and doctoral education for about 18,000 students (incl. about 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries) in various areas of bioeconomy and related sectors. Study programmes address the whole agri-food chain, forestry, but also leisure activities related to nature or rural development. Programmes with education in economics and management or cultural studies are in great demand. The university provides also education in information science, ecology and environmental studies, utilization of natural resources, landscape protection and landscape architecture, spatial planning or technologies used in life sciences (agriculture, food and forestry). A special segment of education is represented by programmes in tropical agriculture and in education. About one third of the study programmes is taught in English with more than 2,500 students involved.
The research areas are concentrated in 3 research pillars: healthy lifestyles (forestry value chains, sustainability, cultural landscape, climatic change), healthy nutrition (agriculture and food production and food safety) and quality of life (nature protection, green technologies, entrepreneurship and rural development). The university promotes the cooperation with various actors in the society (ranging from business partners to public administration or NGOs).