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 a 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 field 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 offered 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 an 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 find employment.

Our long-term strategy

Our aim is to achieve excellence and broad recognition in the fields of our specializations. Therefore, we place significant investment in technical infrastructure. We advocate the continual pursuit of improved scientific and pedagogic qualifications of our employees and support high-quality outputs of work that are comparable with international standards. An increasing number and quality of scientific 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.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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BSc

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

The BSc study program in Agriculture and Food represents the first level of university studies. The concept of the program allows scientific understanding of biological p ... [+]

The BSc study program in Agriculture and Food represents the first level of university studies. The concept of the program allows scientific understanding of biological principles of agriculture, orientation in current agricultural technology, and obtaining basic knowledge on the quality and processing of agricultural products and food.

The first half of the studies is focused on applied sciences and relationships between the environment and agricultural practices in both crop and animal production. In the second part of the study program, the students are encouraged to use their developing knowledge and skills to identify practical problems of the production systems to meet the production, economic and environmental goals, as well as the quality of agricultural products and food safety. Graduates obtain a very comprehensive and wide background which provides flexibility on the labor-market or running of their own business.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2020
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources

This BSc program provides a theoretical background focusing on the sustainable use of natural resources and protection of the environment. Emphasis is given to the unders ... [+]

This BSc program provides a theoretical background focusing on the sustainable use of natural resources and protection of the environment. Emphasis is given to the understanding of the interaction between components of the biosphere, agriculture, horticulture, and landscape design. Students will obtain a general overview of the economic and legal context of the environment.

Graduates can work as specialists in international institutions focused on the protection of natural resources, obtain junior positions in companies working in the field of waste management, work in controlling organizations dealing in environmental protection and use of natural resources, or work in NGOs.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2020
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources
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Kamýcká 129 165 00 Praha 6 - Suchdol
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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+420 224 384 574