University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna
BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences is a unique Austrian research and teaching institution with strong focus on renewable resources, living space and quality of life as well as food chain and health issues. BOKU innovatively combines fundamental and applied expertise in the fields of natural sciences, engineering and planning sciences, and social and economic sciences to enhance the knowledge for sustainable management of our natural resources. Approximately 18% of 11.500 students are international students. BOKU has around 1111 scientific staff members (FTE) and 414 administrative staff/technical staff members (FTE). The university currently offers nine bachelors programmes, 26 masters programmes and two doctoral programmes and PhDs, eight of the masters programmes are offered in collaboration with international universities and institutions.
Szent István University
Szent István University is one of the leading public higher educational institutions in Hungary. More than 17,000 students study in the 7 campuses of the university. SzIU is traditionally very strong in agricultural and environmental sciences, but it also offers courses in veterinary medicine, natural sciences, mechanical engineering, economy and social sciences, architecture, health care as well as applied arts.The university headquarters are located in the picturesque Gödöllő, but altogether 9 faculties and an institution accept students in Budapest, Jászberény, Békéscsaba, Szarvas and Gyula. The university offers an exceptional blend of education programs from post secondary level through BSc, MSc, and doctoral programs. Students may choose from various fields of study which absolutely meet or exceed European scale and quality standards. Regarding agricultural sciences, natural resource management, and environmental sciences the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers the best education and research opportunities for international students and visiting scientist. Graduates can use their highly respected diplomas in many different fields of economy.
Corvinus University of Budapest
Corvinus University of Budapest defines itself as a research university with an educational orientation, where the scientific performance of the instructors can be measured on an international scale and students can obtain diplomas comparable with the diplomas of universities with similar profiles, acknowledged and competitive on the job markets of the European Union and on a global scale. In order to achieve this goal the University decided to go towards internationalization. Every year the University has about 1500 international students who would like to get a degree or only gather credits for their studies at their home institution. The number of international staff is growing every year. Hungarian and foreign students study in the same international classroom, which provides an ideal meeting point for those coming from different cultures.
The University is located in the capital of Hungary, the heart of the scientific and cultural life of the country, which makes the institution even more attractive. Most of the faculty buildings are located on one of the two campuses in Budapest, although there are facilities outside the city (such as model gardens and botanical gardens). The infrastructure of the University improved immensely in 2007 when large-scale investments were completed (such as a new educational building and enlargement of educational facilities).
The University has operated on two campuses with six faculties: the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Food Science (that particularly takes part in the Danube AgriFood Master program), the Faculty of Horticultural Science and the Faculty of Landscape Architecture. The six-faculty University adopted the new name of ‘Corvinus University of Budapest’ (CUB) in 2004. The predecessors of the University were leading institutions of their scientific fields in Hungary. The goal of the University is to maintain its leading position in Hungary and enhance its international reputation.
University of Novi Sad
The Faculty of Agriculture was founded in 1954. and is one of the oldest within the University of Novi Sad. The first lectures for the first generation of students were started on November 22nd 1954. Alongside the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Agriculture was one of merely two higher education institutions in Vojvodina Province.
Тhe Faculty of Agriculture was founded so as to create agricultural experts of higher education. The faculty has put all of its resources in fulfilling these demanding tasks over the past years, thus trying to justify its own existence. Nowadays, nearly six decades since its foundation, the faculty is reputed to be one of the most prestigious scientific institutions in the country. It is acclaimed nationally and internationally for the results of its work and for the enormous contribution to the development of agricultural production in Vojvodina Province and the Republic of Serbia as a whole.
The faculty has grown into a reputable and recognizable educational and scientific institution. Many prominent scientists have worked at the faculty, nineteen of whom have become members of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Vojvodinian Academy of Sciences and Arts and other academies; some of them are holders of international academic titles.
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Agriculture is one of the oldest faculties of the University of Zagreb. It was established in 1919 as the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, and became an independent faculty in 1959. Scientific and teaching activities of the Faculty of Agriculture belong to the area of biotechnical sciences, field of agriculture. The same area encompasses also the fields of forestry, wood technology, and biotechnology and food technology. Faculty of Agriculture offers study courses in three cycles: undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate doctoral studies. Students can take up one of the nine 6-semester undergraduate courses with the total study load of 180 ECTS. There are also 13 graduate study courses of 4 semesters with the study load of 120 ECTS. The third cycle, according to the Bologna system, comprises two postgraduate doctoral study courses: Agricultural Sciences and Agricultural Economics (6 semesters, 180 ECTS), leading to the academic title doctor of science, with the name of the scientific area (biotechnology) and field (agriculture/agronomy). There are also two postgraduate specialist study courses, fisheries and animal science, in the duration of one academic year (2 semesters, 60 ECTS), which lead to the academic title of specialist in fisheries or animal production. A postgraduate specialist study course in Agribusiness Management - MBA has been approved recently. Experience to date and results of international activities of the Faculty of Agriculture have created opportunities for collaboration in teaching, mainly realized on individual basis and supported by the Faculty’s Foundation for International Cooperation. Following the adopted strategy, the Faculty has started new graduate and postgraduate study programs in English. The main goal of these activities is to make the study programs more attractive to domestic and international students, provided the specific contents offered are interesting both regionally and globally. Establishing permanent collaboration with domestic and international partners (universities) will enable better implementation of programs and enhance teacher and student mobility.
BUASVM - Banat's University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine „King Michael I of Romania" from Timisoara
The Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine is located in Timişoara, in Western Romania. The academic structure consists of six Faculties: the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Horticulture and Forestry, the Faculty of Farm Management, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the Faculty of Food Processing Technologies, and the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Biotechnologies, providing a full educational programme: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, and PhD Degree. The researches of our academics and researchers are related to the following main domains: Agronomy, Horticulture, Veterinary Medicine, Food Processing Technologies, and Animal Husbandry, researches carried out in a high tech Interdisciplinary Training and Research Platform and other various laboratories.
Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague
The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague consists of five faculties (Agrobiology, Food & Natural Resources, Economics & Management, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Wildlife & Wood Sciences) and two institutes (Tropics & Subtropics, Education & Communication). CULS offers bachelor, master and doctoral education for almost 25,000 students (incl. 1,400 international students) and annually organizes about 10 summer schools for about 150 international students. Using the synergy of life sciences with social sciences the university addresses in its study programmes and research various topics reflecting the profiles of the faculties and institutes. Therefore the key competences are: all areas related to agriculture and processing of agricultural products, horticulture, landscape management, breeding and reproduction biotechnologies, natural resources management, animal husbandry, organic farming, agricultural economics, management and marketing, ICT, rural development, environmentally friendly waste management, alternative energy resources, environmental sustainability, ecology, protection of the environment, forestry management, wood processing, wildlife management, tropical and subtropical agriculture.
The Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra
The main task of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SUA) as the only educational and scientific institution of its kind in Slovakia is to provide university education in accordance with the Bologna strategy on the basis of scientific knowledge in the area of agriculture and related sciences. As the only agricultural university in Slovakia SUA has an exclusive position within the Slovak universities and nation-wide field of activity. At present SUA is operating in a wide range of scientific fields such as genetics, biotechnology, agriculture, environment, food sciences, horticulture, landscape engineering and design, technology, engineering, economics, management, marketing with focus on rural regions and regional development.
Warsaw University of Life Sciences
WULS-SGGW, with its nearly 200-year tradition is one of the oldest and the largest universities in Poland. It is also one of the most modern universities, where tradition and modernity meet. The campus has a historic part, with an 18th century palace, and a contemporary part where all faculty buildings and dormitories are situated. WULS-SGGW offers good facilities and infrastructure in one place. On our 65-hectare main campus we have 9 dormitories, a modern library, a computer centre, a sports centre (with tennis courts, a sports hall and a swimming pool) a language centre, a veterinary clinic and much more. The campus is located in the southern part of Warsaw and can be easily reached from the city centre by subway or by bus. Over 1,200 university teachers and instructors make sure that you will gain plenty of knowledge and practical skills. At present, the university consists of 13 faculties and 5 interfaculty units; there are 27,000 students enrolled. WULS-SGGW has been declared number one in the rankings of life science universities in Poland, and has always been in the top ten of Polish universities.