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FTA has extended its presence and partnership in Kenya

In July 2021, the vice-deans of FTA – dr. Jiří Hejkrlík and dr. Jana Mazancová, extended and formalized the cooperation between FTA and The Cooperative University of Kenya in Nairobi (CUK). The start of the collaboration is dated back to 2020 when the head of the Cooperative Research Team


We would like to invite you to the Faculty Open Day at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences in Prague


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

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.

We made it to the finals of THE ADAPTERRA AWARDS 2021!

Please give us your vote and support the Pavilion of Tropical AgriSciences in the contest for the best adaptation solution to climate change. Vote HERE.

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...

Why should we increase the number of chromosomes in thyme?

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.

Would you like to run your own mentoring program? YPARD will show you how!

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.

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.

Mobile laboratories CZU mobiLAB in Zambia

Experts from the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences launched 3 units of the CZU mobiLAB - a mobile laboratory for the detection of infectious diseases

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!

FNSSA Stakeholder Engagement Week Virtual Event

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

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.

FTA Would Like to Welcome Our New Students!

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. 

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.

Molecules Webinar: Biological and Pharmacological Activity of Plant Natural Compounds

Do not miss out our Prof. Kokoška on the upcoming panel on the Biological and Pharmacological Activity of Plant Natural Compounds

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.

Patrick Van Damme, un Belge a la tete de la faculté des sciences agricoles tropicales de Prague

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

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".

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!

What role does immunity play in the lifestyle of termites?

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.

Promising healing effects of local Samoan nutmegs revealed: antimicrobial + anticancer

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.

Schedule of courses at the FTA valid for Summer semester 20/21

Important days of summer semester 2020/21 can be found here

The 1st International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture for Well Being and Food Security

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.

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

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.

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

CZU mobiLAB offers a complex solution for detection of infectious diseases (including COVID-19) in inaccessible areas of developing countries

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.

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).

The Czech Republic has gone from a model COVID-19 country to the brink of a second lockdown

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.

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.

Ever heard of Fuafua or Mamala?

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. 

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).

Schedule of courses at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences valid for Winter semester 20/21

Important days of winter semester 2020/21 - More information can be found in attached file.

Chili peppers exhibition at FTA Botanical Garden

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

We fought for Sustainable Development Goals

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).

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.

Would you get vaccinated if there was a jab available?

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.

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.

Africa, my second home...

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…

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.

Easing of the measures issued by the Government – higher education institutions

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

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.

The most frequently asked questions

The most frequently asked questions about study at CZU

CZU cancels lessons from March 11 until further notice

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

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.

Study Programme ERASMUS+ in Europe Registration for new ac. year 2020/2021

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 – second youngest member of the Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences

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.

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.

Student Scientific Conference in Cambodia

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.

Meeting with the Assistant-Director-General, FAO with CZU representatives

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

Erasmus Day at CZU is going to take place on Tuesday, December 10th 2019 from 11:00 to 14:30 at Menza!

Workshop Project management and HR AWARDS organised in Ukraine

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”.

Open Days at FTA - November 22nd 2019

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.

Project COST Action

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.

Przewalski’s horse in The Great Gobi B SPA Protected Area in Mongolia

Read about impressive research of our PhD student Anna Bernátková who just came back from her research activities in Mongolia.

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.

Final Conference of the SIMPLE project

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.

Petra Chaloupková was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in Tropical Agricultural Resources Management at Prince of Songkla University

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.

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.

Enrollment information

Dear students,

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.

Thank you,

Study Administration Office


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. 

The years with elands are running

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...

How FTA scholarships can help?

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.

FTA participated at the international fair NAFSA 2019: The International Education Event of the Year!

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.

FTA at World Congress on Agroforestry 2019

Members of our faculty participated in World Congress on Agroforestry 2019, which was held in Motpelier, France from 19th to 22th May 2019.

Representatives of FTA at the General Assembly of Agrinatura

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.

Tropentag 2019 - call for papers!

We would like to remind you that the deadline for submission of abstracts for the Tropentag 2019 conference is Wednesday May 1, 2019.

Newsflash April 2019: Call for Papers EAAE Congress August 2020

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.

doc. Ing. Bc. Tatiana Ivanova Ph.D. was appointed an associate professor

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

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

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.

The FTA representatives participated in the launch of the LEAP4FNSSA project

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.

Collaboration agreement signed with the National University of Mongolia

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,

The Czech University of LifeSicences in Prague hosted a board meeting of AGRINATURA

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.

Rector of CZU joined the Meatles Monday at FTA

This week, the rector of Czech University of Life Sciences Prague prof. Ing. Petr Sklenička, CSc. has joined us in the Meatless Monday campaign. He agrees and supports the idea of the campaign.

Academic Community meeting and International Fair Party

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.

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

Staff team from FTA and FAFNR, is helping with three development projects in Zambia

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,

Results of supplementary elections to AS CZU and AS FTA

Dear students,

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

Radim Kotrba


Meatless Monday at Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences

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.

Visit of International Alumni

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.

Travel scholarship for student mobilities – 3rd round

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.

Excursion for our students to Milovice

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. 

European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2018

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.

Begin Central Asia Tour. International Education Fair 2018 in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Alexander Kandakov, Ph.D. represented the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences at “Begin Central Asia Tour.

FTA at Tropentag 2018 conference

Conference Tropentag took place in Ghent, Belgium from 17th to 19th September 2018 and our faculty represented in high number of participants. 


Another collaboration successfully established!

Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences officially build up a partnership with Higher Institute of Environmental Sciences (HIES) in Cameroon

CZU came to visit the University of Battambang

On March, Hynek Roubik from Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (from our BiogasResearchTeam) and Anna Brunerová from Faculty of Engineering, visited the University of Battambang. 

Czech participation from FTA at the International Pangolin Symposium in Chicago 2018

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.

FTA at Garden party for alumni and friends of CZU

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 in Ukraine

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

FTA continues the cooperation with two universities from Sumy

FTA was visited by the representative of Sumy State University and Sumy National Agrarian University – dr. Oksana Zamora

ALUMNI of FTA - stay with us

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...

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.

Global Biodiversity Conservation Conference

25. - 26. 9. 2018

ČZU v Praze/ CULS Prague

Senegalese Milestones

Jana Ptačinská Jirátová describes the important events of Derbianus Conservation in Senegal

Support of Summer Schools in the EU

 Apply by sending by May 15th, 2018 to

Job Offer "Production Farm Manger" in Cameroon

In case of your interest, send your CV and cover letter until 30th April to


Participation in the International Education Fair 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Alexander Kandakov, Ph.D. represented the CULS Prague and the FTA at International Education Fair 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Study in Mexico

Winter Semester 2018/19 at Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico


Job/Internship Offer in Cameroon

In case of interest, send your CV and cover letter to by March 31st.

Biogas plants help farmers in Vietnam

Animal excrements, especially those of pigs, are produced in large volumes in Southeast Asia.

Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resource of Ethiopia visited the CZU Prague

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.

FTA at European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2017 in the Philippines

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

Summer School in Mongolia was held in September

"Livestock-Wildlife interactions in Mongolia"

Team FTA have won the Best poster award at International Conference

"1st International Conference on Food, Environment and Culture"


Project Erasmus+ SIMPLE organizes training course for staff of Asian Alumni Centres

WHEN: October, 9-13

WHERE: BOKU University, Vienna

FTA Film will be presented in Science Film Festival 2017 in Malaysia

Film "Ethnobotany and Human Nutrition: A Samoa Case Study"

FTA professor and student visited Senegal

Prof. RNDr. Pavla Hejcmanová, Ph.D. and Iva Bernáthová, the BSc. student of ATS study programme, visited Senegal in August.

Questionnaire for Students and Alumni in Africa

African students and alumni: the EU needs your feedback!

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


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.

Job Offers for FTA students or graduates

Organization Salanga

The deadline to apply for this position is: May 30th, 2017.

Invitation to the State Doctoral Examinations - SRD Study Programme

WHEN: Monday May 15th, 9:00, 10:30, 13:00

WHERE: CULS Prague, Rectorate building, room no.110

5th Agroforum Mare Balticum conference

Tartu, Estonia

April 18 - 20

Announcement of the conditions of the admission procedure for the academic year 2017/2018

Dean of FTA/CULS in Prague announces admission requirements for Bachelor's and Master's degree studies for the academic year 2017/2018

4th International Fair Party was successful

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.

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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