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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

Erasmus + ESCAPAdE is not an escapade but a summer school

From 17 to 24 August 2021, a summer school called Host Plant Resistance Breeding took place in Alnarp, one of the 4 campuses of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) based in Uppsala. It was organized as part of the ESCAPAdE project - EraSmus Curricula in Applied PlAnt SciEnces, a European project funded by the European Union-funded Erasmus + Strategic partnership from September 2018 to August 2021

Invitations to the State Doctoral Examinations of students of SRD programme

Invitations to the State Doctoral Examinations of students of Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) Ing. Niga Rzgar Abdalla and Ing. Steffen Muench

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.

Invitation to the State Doctoral Examinations of student Ing. Jana Marešová

Invitation to the State Doctoral Examinations of student Ing. Jana Marešová from programme Tropical Agrobiology and Bioresource Management (TABM).

Biogas Research Team photo competition: “The wonders of waste management”

Globally, more people make their living from waste management than from any other sector, apart from farming. Nevertheless, somehow this massive sector is quite underrated and still not receiving enough attention. So, let´s change it!

Invitation for One Health Student International Conference in Romania, November 2021

On behalf of prof. Florin Stanica, the CASEE Board member, we are delighted to invite you to the One Health Student International Conference, held under the high patronage of the International Student One Health Alliance - ISOHA.

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.

Science Diplomacy Webinar; Building Communication Strategies on Biotechnology for the United Nations Biodiversity Conference

Learn and understand the key concepts, processes and approaches, to the formulation of international decisions using Biotechnology as a case study for developing the needed skills.

The call for applications of the ARISE pilot programme is open

The call for applications of the European Union’s African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence (ARISE) pilot programme is open. ARISE, launched in December 2020, will empower early career African scientists in delivering cutting-edge research across Africa.

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.

Multidisciplinary Workshop: Scientific Missions and their Advancement for Overseas Sciences:

Please find enclosed the announcement of the Theme Day 2021 on Monday, December 20th organized by the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences.

Summer Course with the theme of “Green Technology for Sustainable Tropical Agriculture”

We are pleased to invite you to join Summer Course with the theme of “Green Technology for Sustainable Tropical Agriculture”, which will be held on? August 16-28, 2021 Via Zoom Meeting

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.

CELEP's Pastoralist Film Festival [2-3 June 2021] at the GLF Africa Conference

The film festival will consist out of 4 sessions, where during each session on average 25 minutes of film will be shown, followed by a short 5-minute talk by one of our CELEP speakers and a 15-min Q&A round with the public (fully in English). The agenda is as follows (below hours are in Brussels time zone GMT+2, online the hours are in Nairobi time zone GMT+3):

Invitations to the State Doctoral Examinations of students of SRD programme

Invitations to the State Doctoral Examinations of students of Sustainable Rural Development (SRD).

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

Summer School “Ecosystem Services within an Agricultural Landscape”

 Novi Sad, Serbia 5th- 9th of July, 2021, The SS is intended for PhD and master studies, but also would be considered.

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!

Energising Africa

In a special three-part podcast series, Energising AfricaSciDev.Net investigates progress towards electricity, infrastructure and internet access in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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

CAAEES Annual Seminar 2021

Let us invite you for the seminar of CAAEES, which will be held on May 18th, 2021. For more information please visit THIS PAGE.

 

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

Dr. Francisco Ceacero from FTA became a guest editor in journal Symmetry

Dear colleagues, It is my pleasure to invite you for contributions to a new special issue of the journal Symmetry (JIF=2.645, Q2 in Multidisciplinary Sciences) with the topic “Fluctuating Asymmetry in Ungulates”, for which I will be guest editor together with Dr. Roberta Chirichella from the University of Sassari, Italy.

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.

Promoting scientific knowledge in overseas regions: Yearly competition

Every year each Section of the Academy puts two questions forward on specific subjects. Each award-winning work in the yearly competition is granted a prize of 2,500 EUR.

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".

Global Fund for Ecosystem-based Adaptation opens first call

There are currently three funding opportunities that might be interesting for African adaptation practitioners.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress

The call for abstracts for the 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress – Agrobiodiversity for food system transformation, is now open. The Congress, scheduled for 15 to 18 November 2021, will focus on the role that agrobiodiversity can play in positively changing our food systems. The deadline for abstract submission is 30 June 2021.

Call for FWO Review College Fundamental Research

The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) is looking for international experts in different scientific fields to strengthen its expert panels. These panels meet once or twice a year in Brussels to evaluate research proposals submitted by researchers in Flanders. Panel members are top experts in their discipline(s) as well as generalists able to evaluate research proposals in their wider field of study.

Invitation to the dissertation thesis defence of student Ing. Tereza Slámová

We are warmly inviting You to the dissertation thesis defence of student Ing. Tereza Slámová

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

General assembly 2021 (ONLINE) Sustainable and healthy food

Safe the date! This online seminar will be held on Wednesday 12 May 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm. Participation is free of charge. More info and registrations will follow soon.

Global Fund for Ecosystem-based Adaptation opens first call

Did you know nature is one of our best defences for adapting to climate change? This brand-new funding opportunity is now scaling up Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) across the world. 

From the Czech Republic to Asia, Africa and beyond my agricultural story so far!

Hynek was born on January 26th, 1991, in the Prague Czech Republic. His passion for agriculture started at a very early age. As a child he would help his family in their home garden where they would grow vegetables, potatoes and other crops, this experience leads him to pursue a career in agriculture.

Submit your abstract for Plant Research for Climate Emergency - virtual edition

The virtual edition of Plant Science for Climate Emergency is taking place on 7-8 June 2021. This conference is organized by VIB, a non-profit life sciences research institute in Belgium and a world leader for advanced plant sciences. 

GAP organises: Tri-Continental Webinar Series - Domestic Extremism and the Threat to Democracy

This webinar is part of the trilateral webinar series Domestic Extremism and the Threat to Democracy, organised by Ghent University, the University of the Western Cape and the University of Missouri. See this page for the entire series.

Check our new video about CZU mobiLAB

Watch the video in which you can see how our CZU mobiLAB is built and much more...

2021 GCHERA World Agriculture Prize Nominations Now Open till June 30th

Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences about the World Agriculture Prize. 

Invitation to the dissertation thesis defence of student Ing. Lukáš Pawera

We are warmly inviting You to the dissertation thesis defence of student Ing. Lukáš Pawera

2nd ICCCS conference in Bali

We cordially invite you and your colleagues to participate in our incoming academic  International Conference on Climate Change and The Built Environment to be held on the 5th August 2021. Please find more information in our website: https://icccs.unud.ac.id/

Conference Bioeconomy and Circular Economy

Information about conference Bioeconomy and Circular Economy which will be held in English, online on 16th March 2021. More information and registration via link below. 

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.

Invitations to the disertation thesis defenses of students Ing. Lucie Stoklasová a Bilal Kabeer

We are warmly inviting You to the dissertation thesis defenses of students Ing. Lucie Stoklasová and student Bilal Kabeer.

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".

Our professor Pavla Hejcmanova become a "Guest Editor" in journal Forests

It's a great honour for us to inform you, that our professor Pavla Hejcmanova become a "Guest Editor" in journal Forests - Special Issue “Human-Wildlife Conflict and Wildlife Conservation in Forests and Plantations”

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.

POSTDOC INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIP INCOMING – 2022

One of the goals of this group of projects is to motivate excellent Czech scientists who have long-term international experience, and are in the early stages of their careers, to carry out their own “Excellence Project” at an institution in the Czech Republic for the duration of the Project, i.e. 3 years.

Danubius Young Scientist Award

The Danubius Award was created in 2011 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBFW) and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) with the intention to honour individuals with extraordinary achievements in their scientific activity and output in relation to the Danube Region.

Exploration of Academic–Industrial Links / Best Practices in Teaching Innovation

We would like to invite you to our first online staff week From May 18th to 20th 2021

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.

Veda mladých 2021 - Science of Youth 2021

A new year of the conference Science of Youth is knocking on the door! Like most events, we also brought this conference to the online space.

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 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

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.

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. 

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 

European Innovation Fest - Online event

We are happy to invite you to the European Innovation Fest - Online event which takes place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of September 2020.

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.

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

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).

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.

Our professor Ladislav Kokoška become a "Special Issue Editor" in journal Molecules

It's a great honour for us to inform you, that our professor Ladislav Kokoška from the Department of Crop Sciences and Agroforestry become a "Special Issue Editor" in journal Molecules.

New paper published! Modelling and development of technological processes for low rank coal bio-utilization on the example of brown coal

In this paper, we describe research into the biochemical processes of brown coal treatment. s. The modified biochemical model was formed from a complex biological treatment of low-rank coals with an added cycle of aerobic conversion and the process of converting a sulphur compound under anaerobic conditions, as well as a number of ecological-trophic groups of microorganisms.

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.

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

Invitation to the State Doctoral Examination of student Azamat Azarov, MBA

Invitation to the State Doctoral Examination of student Azamat Azarov, MBA which will take place on 10th February 2020 (Monday) in Pavilon T, room no. 116 at 10:00 AM.

Scholarship programs for PhD students in France

Offer of scholarship programs for PhD students in France.

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.

New paper published!

Check the new research paper on the dynamic complexity of biogas technology. You can read it here.

Conference co-organized by BRT

In November 2019, our Biogas Research Team co-organized conference in Bila Tserkva (Ukraine).

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.

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”.

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.

Multidisciplinary conference for young researchers - Bila Tserkva BTNAU

Call for absract extended till 25th October 2019!

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.

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.

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 „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...

Warsaw University of Life Sciences

International Scholarship Exchange of PhD candidates and Academic Staff - fully covered

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

Summer school "Risk Analysis and Risk Management in Agriculture" ideal for our PhD students a post-docs

Summer School on Risk Analysis and Management in Agriculture (Wageningen, 26-30 August, 2019).

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.

GALAXY workshop - Introduction to Galaxy: a step towards cutting-edge research

We are inviting you to join GALAXY workshop organized by Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences which will be held on 3rd May, 2019, FFWS, CULS, Prague.

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.

RIS FELLOWSHIPS INTERSHIP

Deadline: April, 24th 2019, 

Lenght: 3-6 months, 

Stipendium: 1.350 - 2.000 EUR / month

Call for papers - "Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Climate Change"

Call for papers for Special Issue on: "Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Climate Change" with Dr. Hynek Roubík (Group leader of our Biogas Research Team) acting as Guest Editor in the International Journal of Global Energy Issues journal.

PhD Vacancy - KU Leuven, Belgium

The Centre of Expertise for Cooperative Entrepreneurship (KCO) of KU Leuven, Belgium is looking for 5 full-time PhD students to pursue research on cooperatives in various areas of business economics and management. Please disseminate this information among those who might be interested in. More detailed information is in the attached file.

WORLD CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE LIFE SCIENCES

Call for Papers. We are pleased to announce that “World Conference on Sustainable Life Science (WOCOLS 2019)” will be held in Budapest, Hungary on June 30- July 07, 2019.

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''

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. 

Researching biogas appliances with a focus on a flue gas analysis of biogas cook stoves

In the recent paper authored by Dr. Hynek Roubík (group leader of Biogas Research Team) and Dr. Jana Mazancová were researched biogas appliances with a focus on a flue gas analysis of biogas cook stoves.

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,

Immunocastration provides an effective method for farmers to improve animal welfare.

The physical castration of male livestock is currently under scrutiny due to its detrimental effects on animal welfare and thus alternative solutions to controlling behaviour and meat quality are desperately required within the animal production industry.

9th International Scientific Conference “RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2019:Research and Innovation for Bioeconomy“

We would like to invite you to the 9th International Scientific Conference “RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2019:Research and Innovation for Bioeconomy, which will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania, 26-28th September, 2019.

Call for papers GEOSCIENCES - GEOLINKS International Conference 2019

 GEOLINKS Conference, Novotel Athens, 26th - 29th March 2019.

CASEE Conference 2019 - deadline for submission of abstracts extended!

We would like to inform you about extended deadline for submission of abstracts for 10th CASEE Conference in Sarajevo, June 12 – 15, 2019. 

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,

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. 

 

Hynek Roubík became the youngest editorial board member of Journal of Vietnamese Environment

Hynek Roubík from our #BiogasResearchTeam – the youngest editorial board member of Journal of Ecological Engineering - became the youngest editorial board member of Journal of Vietnamese Environment.

Invitation to the disertation thesis defenses

Invitation to the disertation thesis defenses of students Ing. Markéta Houdková a Ing. Andreas Romulo.

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.

Invitation to the disertation thesis defenses

Invitation to the disertation thesis defenses of students Ing. Hynek Roubík Ing. et Ing. William Nkomoki.

Fellowships Research Leaders 2025

Research Leaders 2025 Call 1 is Open! 

Invitation to the thesis defense of student MSc. Akhir Pebriansyah

Public defesne of dissertation thesis will take place on 17th July 2018, at 11.00 am, in room no. 116

Invitations to the State Doctoral Examinations II.

25 th June 2018 - Ing. Markéta Houdková, M.Sc. Andreas Romulo, Ing. Nikola Teutscherová 26 th June 2018 - Ing et Ing. Anna Kubátová, Ing. Jana Humelová, Ing Jitka Straková, Ing. Rubén Casas Reátegui

Invitation to the State Doctoral Examinations I.

M.Sc. Abid Mehmood - 29th of June 2018 (friday), 13:00, pav. T/116 
M.Sc. Bilal Kabeer - 29th of June 2018 (friday), 14:30, pav. T/116

 

 

 

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

ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2018

Date: November 9th-10th, 2018

Location: Orion, Wageningen Campus

Invitation to the State Doctoral Examination - April 20th, 2018

Ing. et Ing. William Nkomoki, Ing. Hynek Roubík, Ing. Alexandru Muntean, Ing. Sayfullo Akhmedov

23. Mezinárodní studentská vědecká konference/3rd International Student Scientific Conference Wroclaw

Wroclav University of Environmental and Life Sciences

17. - 18. 5. 2018

Tropentag 2018 - Call for Papers

'Global food security and food safety: The role of universities'

organised by Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium),

September 17-19, 2018

2nd International Conference CONSOLFOOD 2018

Advanced in Solar Thermal Food Processing

22. - 24.1.2018

Portugal

 

FTA Ph.D. student at the Tropentag 2017

Stacy Denise Hammond Hammond, MSc. from Dept. of Crop Sciences  and Agroforestry successfully presented the results of her research at the Conference Tropentag 2017 in Bonn 

Team FTA have won the Best poster award at International Conference

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

Philippines

Invitation to the State Doctoral Examination and Thesis Defence

Ing. Anna Hubáčková

WHEN: 29th of June 2017, 8:30

WHERE: FTA, Pav. T/137

2017 DANUBE: FUTURE INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOOL (DIS)

Cultural and social implications of global change on the Danube River Basin

Krems, Austria July 14th – 21st

BCFN YES! YOUNG EARTH SOLUTIONS

BCFN YES! (Young Earth Solutions) is an international competition for young researchers from all over the world.

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

ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2016

Bio-Based Economy for a Sustainable Future
11-12. November 2016, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress

IAC 2016

November 6-9, 2016 in New Delhi, India

 

Tropentag 2016

BOKU Vienna, Austria, 

September 18-21, 2016   

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