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...
The Laboratory of Plant Tissue Cultures at the Department of Crop Sciences and Agroforestry deals, among others, with in vitro mitotic polyploidization of medicinal plants.
YPARD developed a mentoring toolkit, available online and free of charge which takes you from the very first stages of your first mentoring program to the final ones.
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.
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.
Experts from the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences launched 3 units of the CZU mobiLAB - a mobile laboratory for the detection of infectious diseases
This year, for the first time, we will have several English-language sessions - come join us from wherever you happen to be!
Let us kindly invite you to the On-Line Thematic Session: Activities of central and eastern EU countries in research and Innovation partnership with Africa as a part of Stakeholder engagement week that is organized within LEAP4FNSSA project
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.
The FTA has focused on providing a great deal of support for their international students. This has been made possible through the continuous help from the active students – “Student Ambassadors”. The Student Ambassadors consist of fellow students who are studying at FTA and are eager to support new students with a smooth transition and start with their studies at the FTA.
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.
Do not miss out our Prof. Kokoška on the upcoming panel on the Biological and Pharmacological Activity of Plant Natural Compounds
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.
In a French interview for Radio Prague International, Professor Patrick Van Damme, the new dean at the FTA, talks about his plans to improve the faculty´s world-wide ranking #FrenchOnly
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.
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".
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!
Assoc. prof. Jan Šobotník of FTZ ČZU explores the role of immune gene expression in the lifestyle of termites in his recent publication for the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
A team of international scientists from CZU, led by Prof. Ladislav Kokoška working with Samoan Ph.D. student Julian Wong Soon from Osaka University found healing effects of two local species of Samoan nutmeg (Myristica hypargyraea and Myristica inutilis) against staphylococcus aureus and colon cancer cells.
Important days of summer semester 2020/21 can be found here
The 1st International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture (ICSAA) for Well Being and Food Security was organized by the Faculty of Natural Resources, Prince of Songkla University in Thailand on 11 and 12 January 2021. The conference was organized with the support of PISAI project and FTA is the active partner of this project financed by the Erasmus+ programme.
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.
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 email@example.com
Read the interview with our alumni Ing. Dalibor Sýkorovský (not only) about his project True Shiitake
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.
The Department for Science and Research announces the FTA Dean's Award for the best publication or popularization output of FTA employees
The Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague introduces a concept of mobile laboratories, CZU mobiLAB. CZU mobiLAB is ready for use in humans and veterinary medicine for the identification of any infectious agents based on nucleic acid detection in sampled individuals. The concept of CZU mobiLAB can be used in inaccessible areas of the developing world and at the same time offers solutions for developed countries in case of reaction to an unexpected threat.
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).
What has gone wrong? Dr. Jiří Černý, a leading virologist at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences at Czech University of Life Sciences gave an interview to Deutsche Welle, a global English-language news and information channel, explaining the recent surge of coronavirus in the Czech Republic.
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.
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.
Nope? You might in the future because some of these plants used in Samoan traditional medicine for treatment of wounds, burns and sores produce healing effects on the skin tissue and inhibit growth of bacteria infecting wounds.
All courses at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA) from September 29, 2020, will be organized as distance teaching (online lecturing).
Important days of winter semester 2020/21 - More information can be found in attached file.
We would like to invite all those interested to the traditional exhibition of chili peppers in our Botanical Garden, which will take place from 21th to 23rd October 2020, Wed-Thu from 8:00 to 15:00, Fri from 8:00 to 12:00
The Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences could not miss the first year of a unique beach volleyball tournament which supports the UN's Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
FTA would like to invite you to public streaming of the virtual conference Tropentag 2020, at Aula CZU
Start: Wednesday 9 September, 12:30
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 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.
The Telegraph interviewed leading health experts in the US, Germany and the Czech Republic including our virologist Dr. Jiri Cerny on the new polls that showed a great deal of scepticism towards a coronavirus vaccine.
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.
How does Africa become your second home? Is it an advantage to be a female scientist in Africa? These questions will be answered by our Associate Professor, Karolína Brandlová, co-founder of the Wildlife management and Conservation Programme that focuses more on research and species conservation management. Although she originally considered studying the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences eventually won. And why is Africa so special to her? Scroll down for moree…
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.
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.
In accordance with the eased measures approved by the Czech Government students ENROLLED IN ALL STUDY YEARS are allowed to participate in study activities in groups of a maximum of five people from, April 27th 2020.
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
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.
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.
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.
In connection with the current decision of the Ministry of Health which is based on the recommendation of the National Security Council, teaching at CZU is cancelled from tomorrow, 11 March until further notice.
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.
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.
You can register for the study exchange programme Erasmus+ on the board in front of the office T136. You will fill in your name, e-mail, year of study in 20/21 and length of stay to the table of university you want to study, not later than February 18th 2020, 11:59 AM.
Dr. Hynek Roubík (Group leader of our Biogas Research Team) has been appointed as member of the Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences
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.
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.
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.
FTA organized the second annual international scientific conference for young scientists and students, which was held on 5 December 2019 at the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Cambodia.
On October 22th 2019, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague was hosting a meeting with Mr. René Castro Salazar, Assistant-Director-General of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and leader of the Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department.
Erasmus Day at CZU is going to take place on Tuesday, December 10th 2019 from 11:00 to 14:30 at Menza!
FTZ representatives organized “Project Management Training - Preparation of the EU Projects and HR Awards” at the partner universities in Ukraine - Sumy National Agrarian University, Sumy State University, Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University as part of the project “Support for young university capacities in the field of quality of education and scientific and research activities in Ukraine”.
Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences is warmly inviting you to be part of our programme during the Open Days at FTA - November 22nd 2019 from 9 AM to 3 PM.
The first project meeting took part in Brussels in October, 14, 2019. Dr. Miroslava Bavorová, from FTA CULS, participated at the meeting as a Member of Management Committee and representative of the Czech Republic.
Read about impressive research of our PhD student Anna Bernátková who just came back from her research activities in Mongolia.
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).
Guidlines - How to conect to CULS WIFI and How to charge ISIC online
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.
Final Conference of the SIMPLE project, "Bridge the gap between academic and professional sector" organised by FTA and co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, was held on 27th August 2019 at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand.
In recognition of her contribution and dedication to the advancements and improvements of higher education beyond the field of her expertise, and to honour her valuable outputs, the Council of the Prince of Songkla University in the Meeting 407, held on June 1, 2019, unanimously agreed to award an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Tropical Agricultural Resource Management to Dr. Petra Chaloupková. The awarding ceremony took place in the Convention Hall of the Prince of Songkla University in Hat Yai on September 8, 2019. Dr. Chaloupková was honoured to receive the degree from Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn, who – being scientist herself – has founded a research institute and give lectures at Mahidol University in Bangkok. Due to the presence of a member of royal family at the ceremony, a spot from the handover was on Thai national TV in the prime time news.
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.
The enrollment to first year (new students) will be held in room T135, Pavilon T. Dates and times showed in attached photo.
For enrollment to next academic year (current students) for Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes, please come to the Study Administration Office on the certain date (see attached file) at 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 15:00. Your blue books are not needed.
Study Administration Office
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.
The collaboration of staff and students of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences to save the Western Derby eland in Senegal will soon turn its twenties...
Read a story of a brave young lady Frilly Andrelia Utami, who has gone through hard life time during and after the tsunami in Palu, Indonesia in 2018. Our Faculty gave her an opportunity to stundy in Czech Republic for 6 months.
The NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo unites nearly 10,000 attendees each year from more than 3,500 institutions and organizations from over 100 countries. It is the most comprehensive international education event serving the diverse needs of the entire international education community. The NAFSA 2019 conference was organised on 26-31 May, 2019 in Washington D.C., USA. The 2019 annual conference theme, “Global Leadership, Learning, and Change,” encouraged reflection on the current state of the field and on how to work through the changes and challenges in the area of higher education. The opening plenary was provided by Dr. Madeleine K. Albright and General Colin L. Powell. During the fair, study programs offered at FTZ were presented and cooperation with universities from Ecuador, Chile, Spain, etc. was established.
Members of our faculty participated in World Congress on Agroforestry 2019, which was held in Motpelier, France from 19th to 22th May 2019.
From Tuesday, May 14th to Friday, May 16th, 2019, General Assembly of representatives of all members of the Agrinatura (The European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development) was held in Gembloux, Belgium.
We would like to remind you that the deadline for submission of abstracts for the Tropentag 2019 conference is Wednesday May 1, 2019.
The Local Organising Committee (two members from FTA) cordially invites you to the 16th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, EAAE.
The Congress will take place in Prague – Czech Republic, from Tuesday, August 25until Friday, August 28, 2020.
We are pleased to announce that our lecturer and researcher doc. Ing. Bc. Tatiana Ivanova Ph.D. was appointed an associate professor in the field of Engineering and Mechanization of Agriculture at the Faculty of Engineering, CULS Prague.
Tropentag 2019 - Call for papers! Topic: ''Filling gaps and removing traps for sustainable resources development''
The aim of the research is to determine the size and range of the leopard population, their habitat and food preferences.
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
A New project within H2020 programme titled „Long-term Europe-Africa Partnership for Food and Nutrition Security, and Sustainable Agriculture (LEAP4FNSSA)” was officially launched in Accra, Ghana at these days.
For the last two years members of our Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences have been lecturing a summer school on “livestock-wildlife interactions”, organised by the NGO People in Need. This initial contact finally lead to signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the National University of Mongolia,
Agrinatura Association is a grouping of European universities and research organizations with a common interest in supporting the development of agriculture in a sustainable way and in order to improve the lives of the farmers.
We invite all students and teachers to the Academic Community meeting and International Fair Party which will be held on Wednesday 12th December 2018 from 6 PM in Pavilion T.
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
Staff team from CULS Prague, FTA and FAFNR, is helping with implementation of three development projects funded by the Czech Development Agency, in cooperation with Caritas Czech Republic, University of Barotseland,
allow me instead of electoral committee to acknowledge your active participation during elections and congratulate to Iva Bernáthová and Barbora Motýlová to be elected to AS of FTA and to Iva Bernáthová to be elected to AS of CULS. You will find more in attachments.
My best regards
Are you aware of significant impact of your eating habits on the environment? We are! Therefore, we voted last week for joining our faculty to the global Meatless Monday campaign.
The Alumni of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague were invited to visit their Alma Mater. Five selected graduates from the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Faculty of Economic and Management and Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources spent one week at the University and participated the meetings at the faculties. They were representatives of our parnetrs universities from China, Mongolia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Thailand. The main purpose was to promote actual study programmes, research and international activities at the faculties and support strengthening of further international activities. At the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences they discussed the actual research and academic issues with the dean of the Faculty and representatives of all departments, visited the botanial garden as well as the laboratories.
The International Relations Office of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences has opened a call for Bachelor, Master students and PhD candidates, who are conducting the research for their theses in cooperation with foreign universities.
On Monday 8th October we are with our beloved Prof. Pavla Hejcmanová, Ph.D for an excursion to pastures for Oxmoor ponies, European bison’s and „aurochs“ in Milovice, approx. 50 km from Prague.
On the 10th October 2018, the European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2018 took place in Philippine capital city Manila, organised by Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines.
Alexander Kandakov, Ph.D. represented the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences at “Begin Central Asia Tour.
Conference Tropentag took place in Ghent, Belgium from 17th to 19th September 2018 and our faculty represented in high number of participants.
Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences officially build up a partnership with Higher Institute of Environmental Sciences (HIES) in Cameroon.
On March, Hynek Roubik from Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (from our BiogasResearchTeam) and Anna Brunerová from Faculty of Engineering, visited the University of Battambang.
Author: Markéta Swiacká. During August, in Chicago there was held the very first international conference focused on conservation of pangolins which was organized by the Chicago Zoological Society in Brookfield Zoo.
Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences is warmly inviting you to be part of our programme during Garden party for alumni and friends of CULS
Student's field research called "Agri-Cooperatives and Institutions for Rural Development" is still ongoing in Sumy, Ukraine.
FTA was visited by the representative of Sumy State University and Sumy National Agrarian University – dr. Oksana Zamora.
Dear FTA finalists,
Since our faculty would like to stay with you in touch even though you will leave our university soon, I would like to ask you to fill and register...
We warly invite all students and wide public to the thesis defense.
During the summer semester, students of BSc. study program ICARD visited the headquarter of international development NGO ADRA in Prague.
Alexander Kandakov, Ph.D. represented the CULS Prague and the FTA at International Education Fair 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Animal excrements, especially those of pigs, are produced in large volumes in Southeast Asia.
Ethiopian alumnus of the FTA and current the Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resource of Ethiopia, H.E Dr.Eyasu Abraha Alle visited the CULS Prague.
Our PhD student Monika Kosova represented the FTA at EHEF 2017 in Manila
FTA and FAFNR organized a two-week summer school "SCIENTIFIC WORK: Step by step" at the RUA in Phnom Penh
"1st International Conference on Food, Environment and Culture"
WHEN: October, 9-13
WHERE: BOKU University, Vienna
Film "Ethnobotany and Human Nutrition: A Samoa Case Study"
Prof. RNDr. Pavla Hejcmanová, Ph.D. and Iva Bernáthová, the BSc. student of ATS study programme, visited Senegal in August.
African students and alumni: the EU needs your feedback!
Three days field excursion and excursion to arboretum Truba in the Southern Moravia
doc. Ing. Bohdan Lojka, Ph.D.
Cultural and social implications of global change on the Danube River Basin
Krems, Austria July 14th – 21st
BCFN YES! (Young Earth Solutions) is an international competition for young researchers from all over the world.
The deadline to apply for this position is: May 30th, 2017.
WHEN: Monday May 15th, 9:00, 10:30, 13:00
WHERE: CULS Prague, Rectorate building, room no.110
Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia,
August 20-24, 2017
Dean of FTA/CULS in Prague announces admission requirements for Bachelor's and Master's degree studies for the academic year 2017/2018
19. - 25. 2. 2017
ČZU v Praze / CULS Prague
On Wednesday the 7th of December there was the fourth International Fair Party at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences organized by the student organization BeFair.
For the third year FTA offers the course “Block of Experts”, which introduces practitioners of Czech development cooperation.