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Study Programme ERASMUS+ in Europe Registration for SUMMER semester of ac. year 2021/2022

You can register for the study exchange programme Erasmus+ by uploading of the documents mentioned below by September 19th, 2021, 23:59 to https://1url.cz/@Erasmus_Apps

TROPENTAG 2021

The Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences cordially invites you to a public streaming of the virtual conference Tropentag 2021, 15.- 17. September 2021, Pavilion of Tropical AgriSciences, CZU

Next Community Talk: Human modified landscapes in Northern Ecuador

Presenter: Hans Verbeeck - UGent. COFOREC made operational a forest plot network for long-term ecological research on biodiversity and eco-system functioning in natural and reforested areas along a large environmental gradient in a highly diverse, strongly anthropogenic tropical landscape (Andean-Chocó). 

We fought for Sustainable Development Goals again!

Not even the pandemic could stop members of the volleyball team of the Faculty of Tropical Agriculture of the CZU in Prague from participating in a beach volleyball tournament in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Join YPARD at TROPENTAG 2021

Each year YPARD partakes in the annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development  “Tropentag” with an interactive workshop.

How does the tropical reality concern the Czech Republic?

“What we have seen is that over time now, a number of crops that we equate with southern areas are also being at least tested in the Czech Republic.“ Read or listen to the full interview HERE.

FTA calls for support for the Hodonín Zoo, devastated by tornado

A tornado such as Czechs know only from Hollywood movies swept through southern Moravia on the night of June 24 and, among other things, razed half of the HODONÍN ZOO...

A quick stop in Cameroon – science, development, termites

Cameroon is a country of extremes and the fieldworks there, for sure, belong to the most challenging ones. The things work either extremely well, easy and smooth, or not at all. Working at such a sinusoid of ups and downs is indeed demanding and often exhausting.

Tropical News 3 - “Newsletter for FTA Friends”

Dear Reader, Welcome to the third issue of Tropical News. Our Newsletter provides a brief insight into the latest updates about activities and international cooperation at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

Registration is now open for our international evaluation conference!

This year, for the first time, we will have several English-language sessions - come join us from wherever you happen to be!

PHOTO REPORT: Inauguration of the Dean Prof. Patrick Van Damme

On May 5, Prof. ir. Dr. Patrick Van Damme was inaugurated as the new Dean of the Faculty of Tropical Agriculture CZU. He was appointed to the office by the CZU rector Prof. Petr Sklenička and replaced Prof. Jan Banout.

Tropentag 2021 - reminder - Call for papers

'Towards shifting paradigms in agriculture for a healthy and sustainable future', organised by University of Hohenheim, September 15-17, 2021

Webinar(s): All about traineeship, Erasmus+

We would like to invite everyone to our webinar dedicated to traineeships abroad within the Erasmus+ programme which will be held on 28th April at 7:00 PM

How is the development of integrated agriculture in Zambia doing?

The team from the CZU, namely Vladimír Verner, Radim Kotrba, Zbyněk Polesný, Jan Staš from FTZ and Miloslav Petrtýl from FAPPZ, is currently conducting fieldwork in the Western Province of Zambia. The activities are realized in the frame of implementation of two development projects, namely "Integrated Farming II" led by Mendel University in Brno and "Agribussines4LIFE “ led by Charita Czech Republic.

Save the date: Evaluation Society Conference "Approach to people and data"

The Faculty of Tropical Agriculture, in cooperation with the Czech Evaluation Society, is organizing an international conference focused on theories and practice in evaluations. Expert contributions include both research and evaluation methods, as well as the implementation and impact of evaluations in "evidence-based" policy evaluation. This year's conference topic is focused on "Approaches to data and people".

Census 2021 - obligatory also for foreigners

Dear colleagues, dear students, let usinform you that this year the Census 2021 will run in the Czech Republic. It is obligatory for all citizens even for foreigners living in the Czech Republic for a period longer than 90 days. The census is done once per 10 years and it is a duty regulated by law (with a penalty to those, who will not participate). You can enumerate yourself from 27 March to 9 April.

The Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA) CZU has elected a foreign national as a new dean in an effort to expand its international positioning/ranking

In March 2021, Prof. Patrick Van Damme became the second dean of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA) but the first dean ever as a foreign national in the history of the Czech University of Life Sciences.

News from Ethiopia: how are the projects in Awassa and Arba Minch doing?

The Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences has a wide representation of development projects in Ethiopia under the auspices of the Czech Development Agency. However, in cooperation with Mendel University in Brno, we primarily solve two projects implemented in the vicinity of the cities of Arba Minch and Awassa. These are "Implementation of a Fruit Value Chain for Improved Nutrition and Efficient Production in Arba Minch Zuria" and "Protection of Awassa Lake through Sustainable Management of Surrounding Area".

e-Competition: your Research your Story!

As a student, the ability to create a succinct yet compelling narrative about your work is an invaluable skill. By effectively translating complex/technical research into accessible language, you can better inform, educate, and inspire your audience. Especially in these uncertain times of COVID-19 where there is not much opportunity to talk about your research face-to-face. Sharing your research story through blogs and social media is a creative way to keep colleagues, friends, family, and the general audience informed about your research.

The Student Ambassador’s Hosted their First Event: A Successful Online Night In

FTA’s Student Ambassadors organized their first online event named “Online Meet and Greet,” targeted towards a first-year bachelor and master’s students, providing the opportunity for students to communicate with each other in mall group settings. This unique event was attended by a total of 68 students! The “Online Meet and Greet,” included “ice breaker” questions, music, and of course dancing!

Postdoctoral position at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences - Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

The postdoc position is offered for 10 months for applicants from all over the world, out of the Czech Republic. The position starts from 1st September 2021 and finishes on 30th June 2022.

Study Programme ERASMUS+ in Europe Registration for new ac. year 2021/2022

You can register for the study exchange programme Erasmus+ by sending the documents mentioned below by February 12th, 2021, 11:59 AM to e-mail hummelova@ftz.czu.cz

How to grow mushrooms using the traditional Japanese method?

Read the interview with our alumni Ing. Dalibor Sýkorovský (not only) about his project True Shiitake

Tropical News 2 - “Newsletter for FTA Friends”

Welcome to the second issue of Tropical News. Our Newsletter will give you a brief insight into the latest updates about activities and international cooperation at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

CASEE Online Winter School 2021 – Food Environment and Health Risk Assessment in Danube Region (DanubeFEHRA)

On behalf of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, we are very glad and honored to invite your students to participate in the international “CASEE Online Winter School 2021

FTA Dean's Award 2020 - Call for nominations

The Department for Science and Research announces the FTA Dean's Award for the best publication or popularization output of FTA employees

How to get a job or traineeship in EU institutions? Well, it is easier than you think!

Are you interested in learning more about CZU involvement in this program? Follow the Facebook profile of EU Careers ČZU or contact Lucie Dostalíková directly.

Travel scholarship for student mobilities

The International Relations Office and the Office of Science, Research and Doctoral Studies of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences are launching a call for financial support of research stays abroad (internships).

FTA from Ethiopia: How to improve production and processing of fruits?

As part of the project “Arba Minch Fruit Value Chain”, three FTA representatives (Anna Maňourová, William Nkomoki and Jan Staš) together with experts from Mendel University in Brno went to Ethiopia to kick-off a new four-year development project. Its aim is improvement of the knowledge and skills of local farmers, diversifying the local fruit production, opening new business opportunities for farmers and last but not least on the reduction of post-harvest losses. 

YPARD Global – Network Engagement Coordinator (Full-time position)

Through the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA) of Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU), the joint secretariat of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) and the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) in Switzerland is seeking a dynamic, independent and innovative young professional for the position of the YPARD Global Network Engagement Coordinator (full-time position).

The Network Engagement Coordinator is responsible for ensuring and monitoring the active engagement of the YPARD community. The incumbent‘s work is partly framed by the communications strategies developed with the communications team and it entails the design and implementation of online and onsite innovative, collaborative and vibrant activities. The incumbent reports to the YPARD Director and works closely with the Communications Coordinator and the Digital Communication Officer. The incumbent will be based in FTA/CZU, Prague, Czech Republic, which hosts the YPARD Europe office.

Important information about the upcoming academic year 2020/2021

All courses at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA) from September 29, 2020, will be organized as distance teaching (online lecturing).

Public streaming of the virtual conference Tropentag 2020

FTA would like to invite you to public streaming of the virtual conference Tropentag 2020, at Aula CZU

Start: Wednesday 9 September, 12:30

The new external Dormitory West is opening its doors!

Check-in will be available from 15th of September for mid-term and long-term stays. 4 types of rooms, 35 minutes from the CZU campus, private bathroom, silent study rooms and other benefits for you. Online application and other information with photos on the website 

The best Master’s thesis of FTA for academic year 2019/2020

The inter-departmental commission appointed by the Dean's Board of the FTA selected the following best Master’s thesis of students from the AFS, WLM, SRD, IDAE, TCME and TFA programs.

Syrian Project Documented 80 Wild Plants as a Food Source

During the period March - June 2020, while COVID-19 was strongly hitting many regions around the world, making travel and field research more complicated, our Ph.D. student Naji Sulaiman was collecting data for his dissertation in a double challenging spot of our planet.

Tropical News - “Newsletter for FTA Friends”

Welcome to the first issue of Tropical News. Our Newsletter will give you a brief insight into the latest updates about activities and international cooperation at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

Would you like to watch antelopes or other fauna from an airplane?

Take a look through photographs and video in Benin, where our doctoral student Zuzana Holubová is on an internship for almost half a year, and where she is also collecting data for her dissertation thesis.

FTA Fights against COVID-19

Do you know what is happening at FTA laboratories? Check it out here

CZU Prague is recording success in the international THE Impact Ranking 2020

The CZU Prague placed first in the Czech Republic in the THE Impact Ranking 2020. In the overall ranking, CZU was ranked 201st - 300th in the world. A total of 766 universities from all over the world successfully participated in THE Impact Ranking this year.

The cooperation between our faculty and ICRAF

The cooperation between our faculty and ICRAF (World Agroforestry Centre) is the logical outcome of more than two decades of research and development of agroforestry projects in various regions of the world

Organization of the remaining part of the academic year 2019/2020 in the field of pedagogy

Due to the ongoing State of Emergency and the necessary measures in place for the COVID-19 pandemic, some changes have to be made to the academic year schedule. It is clear to us that the current situation increases the tension and stress to which you are exposed, so we aim to ensure that you - the students - are able to successfully complete the academic year.

Change of the date of Final State Examinations at FTA for the academic year 2019/2020

Regarding the current situation with the spread of COVID-19, the date of the Final State Examinations (FSE) at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA) has changed.

Travel journal from Cameroon

Upon his return from a research trip in Cameroon, tropical entomologist and new associate professor at our faculty, Jan Šobotník, had mixed feelings: on the one hand, he had seen a catastrophic decline in termite populations in the forest, on the other, however, the group collected many new termophile insects, yet unknown to science.

New Pavillion of Tropical AgriSciences

A  new state-of-the art facility called “the green building“ will be the latest expansion of the campus of the Czech Life Science University (CZU). Prospective students of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences interested in the fields of tropical agriculture and developing countries can enjoy the new premises as of this fall semester. The facility will offer top-notch technologies and space for scientific research.

How many giraffes live in Niger?

Perhaps even more interesting than the number of giraffes is their coexistence with people and livestock in the "tiger bush". Giraffe here are in permanent contact with people, their crops and livestock.

7th INTERNATIONAL FAIR PARTY 2019

Student group BeFair at CZU has spiced things up once again at the Faculty of Tropical AgriScience at the International Fair Party (IFP) yearly event where multicultural and exotic feels like home. Everyone was invited to have a good time on Dec 11 on campus.

CZU is once again the most environmentally-friendly university in the Czech Republic

A year of hard work has paid off. CZU ranked 31st in the Green Metric World University Rankings, and is thus one of the world leaders in terms of consideration for the environment.

Scientific Day in Mostar

On Monday, December 9, 2019, the University of Mostar with University of Džemal Bijedič (Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina) in cooperation with FTA organized Scientific Day.

Multidisciplinary conference for young researchers - Bila Tserkva BTNAU

Call for absract extended till 25th October 2019!

Thai delegates of the PISAI project at FTA

This Autumn 2019, the delegates of the PISAI project (Participatory and Integrative Support for Agricultural Initiative) from Thai partner universities visited the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS) as arranged by the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA).

Instructions for students -WIFI, ISIC charging

Guidlines - How to conect to CULS WIFI and How to charge ISIC online

FTA at Tropentag Conference 2019 in Kassel

Conference Tropentag 2019 with topic "Filling gaps and removing traps for sustainable resources management" was held on September 18th - 20th at Universities of Kassel and Goettingen, Germany.

Summer school in Cambodia 2019

In August we organised the 6th summer school in Cambodia at Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Phnom Penh. The summer school is the integral part of the development projects supported by Czech Development Agency (CDA).

FTA Summer School in Ukraine for students and young researchers with focus on Waste Management

In August, we organized in Ukraine under the leadership of Ing. Hynek Roubík, Ph.D. (from our Biogas Research Team) another field research of FTA students together with students and young researchers from three other Ukrainian universities - Sumy National Agrarian University, Sumy State University and Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University.

Summer school „Value chain management“ in Thailand 2019

This year, CULS students had another opportunity to attend the 2nd Summer School in Thailand for the MODULE 1 of this project on the topic of Value Chain Management, thanks to the cooperation of this project. 

Summer school in Ukraine - Call for participants

Call for participants - Summer school at Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University with topic "Research in practice - Waste management", 22th – 31th August, 2019

ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2019

Let us remind you the new deadline for abstract submission to the ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2019, which will be held at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Campus Ultuna.

EIT Food RIS Solutions

EIT Food RIS Solutions is a new program for ambitious teams of students who want to be involved in solving industrial problems identified by partners. The best teams of students have a chance to get an invitation for Foodhatons organized in Poland and Italy.

RIS FELLOWSHIPS INTERSHIP

Deadline: April, 24th 2019, 

Lenght: 3-6 months, 

Stipendium: 1.350 - 2.000 EUR / month

Mentoring programme for early career researchers

We would like to invite you to the mentoring programme for early career researchers (PhD students and postdocs), which is coordinated by the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Future Food Initiative: Postdoctoral fellowships for food systems of the future

The first call for fellowship applications has just started and will run until 30 April 2019. It is focused on studying ancient plant varieties to develop tasty, nutritious food as well as alternatives to proteins from dairy. “Plant-based, protein-rich raw materials have enormous potential for new foods that can contribute to a balanced diet and reduce consumption of animal-based dietary components while also reducing the impact on the environment,” says Mathys.

Tropentag 2019 organised by University of Kassel, September 18-20, 2019

 Tropentag 2019 - Call for papers! Topic: ''Filling gaps and removing traps for sustainable resources development''

Visit of Master’s students to Cooperative Association and Museum of Cooperatives in the Czech Republic

On 8th of January 2018, the group of Master’s students from the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences accompanied by Jiří Hejkrlík visited the Cooperative Association of the Czech Republic in Prague.

Among the leopards in Southern Namibia

The aim of the research is to determine the size and range of the leopard population, their habitat and food preferences. 

Erasmus days

Come to learn more about the programme, see winning photos, listen to lectures and presentations of students who have already studied abroad...
February 13 - 14, 2019 
10:00 – 14:00 at CULS Menza

Schedules for summer semestr 2018/2019

Here you can find schedules for summer semester 2018/2019.

TOEIC English - Listening and Reading

Do you need TOEIC English certificate? You can do it at our Language department. You can find all information HERE.

Team of FTA and local students collect data in Georgia

With the main objective of analysing the Economic and Social Performance of Newly Created Farmers’ Groups in the European Union’s Eastern Partnership, a team of five members from the Czech University of Life Sciences 

Data Collection in Moldova

From 25th of October 2018 for the period of three weeks the members of the Cooperative Research Group were involved in data collection in Moldova. The target respondents were agricultural cooperatives and individual farmers in the whole country. Cristina Conea, as a main coordinator, was present at data collection in site for the two weeks; for the last week data were collected by two trained consultants from the partner university - State Agrarian University of Moldova in Chisinau (SAUM) and two additional enumerators. In total 205 questionnaires were collected from cooperative members and the control group of non-members.

FTA organized student's scientific conference in Cambodia

As part of the development project "Support of Science and Research at the Royal University of Agriculture in Cambodia", a team of experts from the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences and the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources

Cashews farming in Kenya

Our students (Veronika Kristufova and Winnifred Okpo) are collecting data for their thesis. Here are their greetings from Kenya:

Student's field research in Ukraine

Student's field research called "Agri-Cooperatives and Institutions for Rural Development" is still ongoing in Sumy, Ukraine.

Invitation to the thesis defense of master student

We warly invite all students and wide public to the thesis defense.

ICARD students during the field trip to Czech NGO ADRA

During the summer semester, students of BSc. study program ICARD visited the headquarter of international development NGO ADRA in Prague.

1st year students from the faculty during the practical course ABI08Z "Field practices for special botany, zoology and ecology"

Three days field excursion and excursion to arboretum Truba in the Southern Moravia

FTA announces II. round of the Admission Procedure

Applications to the FTA can be submitted only electronically on is.czu.cz/prihlaska until July 30th, 2017.

This year the FTA course “Block of experts” for students of bachelor's degree programs was opened again

For the third year FTA offers the course “Block of Experts”, which introduces practitioners of Czech development cooperation.

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