Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

MLESA is organized by Faculty of Economics and Management at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS). The summer programme is placed in a campus of the university - lecture halls, dormitories and restaurant as well.
The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is numbered today among the most important Czech Universities. Historically, the (CULS) in Prague has been a natural centre of agricultural education in Bohemia: Its role nowadays is to be a prime institution, educating highly qualified specialists for all positions in agriculture and forestry at a level equal to other similar universities all over the world. This is why among the CULS's long-term goals is not only the education of specialists able to compete on the world labour markets but also the provision of advisory services, the development of basic and applied research, training of young scientists, the role of an independent judge in scientific disputes, and the integration of experts on the academic ground.

The University is a home for almost 17,000 students who, together with almost 1,200 (academic staff, researchers, technicians and administrative workers) form an academic forum where everyone has their own role. The university offers bachelorsĀ“s programmes and MasterĀ“s programmes (based on credit system) and doctoral programmes. The University also offers five two-year MSc programmes taught in English (Economics and Management, Natural Resources and Environment Forestry, Water and Landscape Management, Informatics, Technology and Environmental Engineering). In 2005 the Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS) became a Member in the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS). Established in 2001 the ELLS network presently includes the following members:
  • University of Hohenheim (UHOH), Stuttgart, Germany
  • The University of Copenhagen Faculty of Life Sciences (KU), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden
  • University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), Austria
  • Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), The Netherlands
  • Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS) Prague and Warsaw Agricultural University (SGGW) joined 2005.

Main fields of co-operation in ELLS are:

  • joint curriculum development
  • student and staff mobility
  • pooling of expertise
  • quality assurance
  • development of university policy and strategy
  • internationalisation

Faculties

The Faculty of Economics and Management educates specialists in the management of all kinds of agricultural companies, managers and economists operating in rural and non-urban businesses specialized in finance, banking, insurance, IT, trade, rural and regional development and in other services for the entire agrifood complex.

Departments of the Faculty: Management; Agricultural Economics; Business and Finance; Economic Theories; Information Engineering; Information Technologies; Operations and Systems Analysis; Statistics; Humanities; Law; Psychology; Languages.

The Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources educates to find career opportunities in farms, co-operatives, the food-industry, all types of agricultural services, landscape and agri-ecology management. The courses cover all traditional fields of Crop and animal production, natural resources and the environment.

The Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences educates students for all fields of forestry, game management, and the timber industry. The Faculty works on theoretical and applied research in the field of forestry, wood industry and management of wild animals.

The graduates of the Faculty of Engineering are industrial engineers who deal with technologies for processing agricultural products and manage operational mechanical equipment and manufacturing devices for all branches of agriculture, market gardening, forestry and related branches.

The Institute of Tropics and Subtropics offers education for both Czech and foreign students focusing on the tropical and subtropical zones, animal production, mechanisation of agriculture, taking into account local conditions and the local-economy, and deals with agricultural management.

The Institute for Education and Consultancy is an independent pedagogical and scientific institution which covers the whole university. It specialises in agricultural and forestry training and providing consultant services. More Info here: http://www.czu.cz/en/