CZU Prague is a public university with more than 20 000 students (international students represent 10%), 6 Faculties and 1 Institute. CZU Prague offers over 117 accredited study programmes on BSc, MSc and PhD levels (9 BSc, 20 MSc and 18 PhD programmes are taught in English). The university has 1 700 employees, more than 700 being Professors or Associate Professors. Since 2007 the Czech University of Life Sciences has been a member of the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) www.euroleague-study.org.
The Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences (www.fld.czu.cz) provides a comprehensive forestry education system to encourage and support rational forest management and sustainable utilization of its huge natural resources. At present, the FFWS has six accredited Bachelor’s degree branches of study and two follow-up Master’s degree branches of study (taught in the Czech). Additionally, FFWS has three accredited English Bachelor’s degree branches of study and four follow up Master’s degree branches of study. One of them is the study programme of Tropical Forestry and Agroforestry and it is provided in cooperation with the Faculty of Tropical AgriScience at CZU Prague; as part of this program, several small research projects have been implemented in the tropics by international students. The faculty has totally about 2 000 students and produces approximately 300-350 graduates every year.
The most significant partners with long-term bilateral agreements include: University of Life Sciences Warsaw, Swedish University of Agric. Sciences, Technical University in Zvolen, University of Joensuu, Polytechnic University of Madrid, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, University of Alberta, University of Vancouver, Laval University Quebec. Outside EU, CZU Prague has cooperation with universities in the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan.
For more info about CZU, visit the university webpage.
CZU Prague will work closely with SKU and KU leading WP3 (Quality control) ; and WP4 (Dissemination and Exploitation) with CMU and SU. CZU will also provide general support and inputs for the other WPs.
CZU Prague in cooperation with SKU and KU will work on the development and implementation of the academic focal area “Sustainable Forest Management”.
CZU Prague will have one representative sit on the Executive Management Committee (EMC) and the Academic Advisory Board (AAB), it will also be in charge of 2 capacity building activities in Laos and Thailand and host 24 visiting academic staff as part of the project. The title of the first capacity building activity in Laos conducted by CZU Prague is Forestry Technologies and Resource Valuation (FORTEVA). The second capacity building activity in Laos, conducted by CZU Prague is Silviculture and Forest Resource Management (FOREMAS).