Agricultural research is still significant at our faculty, however, in recent years, additional programmes focusing on the quality of agricultural products, food and human nutrition, horticulture and landscape architecture, breeding of companion animals, zootherapy, natural resources, waste management, development of rural areas, and others have been successfully introduced. Highly prestigious outputs by the teams with a focus on disciplines such as soil science and protection, agro-environmental chemistry, microbiology, applied ecology, crop and animal husbandry, crop and animal breeding, crop protection, zoology, veterinary sciences, human nutrition, climatology, and water resources. Read more on the web pages of our departments!
Our aim is to achieve excellence and broad recognition in the fields of our specializations. Achievements of the faculty in science continue to grow significantly and demonstrate the competitiveness of our outputs within the international scientific community. In 2015, we had 208 papers published in journals with IF and 45 papers in SCOPUS indexed journals, which corresponds to an average of 2-3 high-quality published papers for each academician per year. In a rating of publication activities among scientific institutions in the Czech Republic according to the IDEA institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Faculty ranked number one in the field of soil sciences, and placed in one of the three best institutions in fields of soil contamination and decontamination (including pesticides), crop husbandry, and crop breeding.
A significant attention is paid to dissemination of knowledge obtained by research. Many research projects, especially those funded by grant agencies focused on applied research, are realised in co-operation with farmers and industry, and many diploma theses are conducted with them also in real conditions. Practically oriented departments focus their publications also into farmer’s magazines, and they organise many seminars and specialised public conferences. The results of applied research are published as certified guidelines for farmers and governmental organisations. A supported trend is also the patenting of results, their practical use and also the establishment of spin-off and start-up companies. The faculty established the Board for Extension as an advisory body to be in line with current trends in agriculture, industry and governmental policy.