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 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 fi eld 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 off ered 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 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 fi nd
Our long-term strategy
Our aim is to achieve excellence and broad recognition in the fi elds of our specializations.
erefore, we place signifi cant investment in technical infrastructure. We advocate the
continual pursuit of improved scientifi c and pedagogic qualifi cations of our employees, and
support high quality outputs of work that are comparable with international standards.
An increasing number and quality of scientifi c 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.
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