The Faculty provides students with a broad educational background, covering the entire field of both the agrarian sector in tropical regions and international development cooperation. We offer mainly:
- Degree from one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the Czech Republic
- Studying in small groups in a multicultural environment comprising students from around the world.
- Close contact with Czech and foreign lecturers with many years experience of staying in tropical regions and developing countries and implementation of projects financed within the Czech international development cooperation or by international donors EuropeAid or USAID.
- Practical problem solving and elaboration of development projects in the group work with lecturers, students of other disciplines and students of master's or doctoral studies.
- Trips to developing countries within development or research projects carried out by the Faculty or Faculty´s cooperating partners (eg. Non-governmental organization People in Need, Caritas Czech Republic, ADRA etc.).
- Professional experience of at least 3 weeks in a selected company, NGO or a state institution that deals with development cooperation.Practical courses of personal security for stays in high-risk areas of the world realized by means of practical simulations in the field.
- Financial support for traveling abroad for the purpose of data collection within bachelor thesis elaboration.
- University campus, where in one place you can find accommodation, sports facilities, swimming pool, restaurants, clubs and university brewery.
What you will learn with us:
- Improve your English by daily communication with students from abroad, during the classes, by self-study and by writing scientific texts in English.
- Understand the issues and the context of today's interconnected world and various theoretical and practical approaches to development and fighting poverty.
- Comprehend the biological and economic context of rural development, agriculture and environmental protection in less developed countries.
- Prepare, manage and evaluate international project for rural development in conditions of developing countries and tropical regions.
- Communicate and understand people of different cultures from around the world during teamwork.
- Prepare for travel and stay in areas with a higher risk and respond to emergency situations that may arise.
- Basic knowledge of scientific methodology for data collection and their analysis, presentation and publication.
In 2011, the FTZ celebrated 50 years of its existence. Due to the increasing importance of international relations in today's globalized world, the FTA has become one of a number of dynamically developing centres for educational and research purposes. However the FTA still remains the only faculty with such focus in Central and Eastern Europe. Our faculty has respectable outcomes in educational and scientific activities, comparable to institutions in countries with long-term experience of contact with developing countries.