The Department of Sustainable Technologies (DST) is focused on teaching and research in fields that have a direct impact on food security and agricultural and rural development in the tropical and subtropical regions. Accordingly, the research deals with environmental engineering, sustainable agricultural technologies, food processing technologies and food security. The department is also oriented on socio-economic impacts of implemented technologies and systems in the rural areas.
Actually, most of the department's research is funded by the Czech Development Cooperation program, where DST coordinate or participates in implementation of a significant part of these projects coordinated by the faculty. Except those projects, our research is financed by the Technology Agency TAČR as well as by Horizon 2020 projects. Additional funding comes from the FTA internal grants. Our experimental facilities include the Laboratory of Biofuels, Laboratory of Food Processing Technology and Laboratory of Environmental Technologies. The department staff participates in teaching in most of the accredited FTA study programs.
Finally, DST is a guarantor of master study program “Agri-Food Systems and Rural Development” and doctoral study program "Sustainable Rural Development" both taught in English. The department also provides courses for foreign students within the Erasmus + exchange programs.