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Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU)


Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU) is the third largest public university in Prague. Backed by one hundred years of history, CZU combines cutting-edge technologies, progressive science and research in agriculture, forestry, environment, engineering, economy, management and business. CZU provides complete higher education, summer schools, lifelong learning courses and the University of the Third Age to over 19,000 people. CZU cooperates with a number of private and public organizations and research institutions both at local and international level. The university is a member of EuroLeague for Life Sciences (ELLS), a prestigious network of universities, and also belongs among twenty-eight members of Agrinatura, a group of European universities and research institutions with aim to foster sustainable agricultural development. In the last years CULS established the Centre for Precision Agriculture, Bioeconomy Platform of the Czech University and Water, Soil and Landscape Centre.

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU) focuses on research in food production, biotechnology, bioeconomy, environmental protection, genetics, specific aspects of sociology, economics, technical engineering and forestry sciences as well, both in Czech Republic and foreign countries. Research outcomes often lead to important discoveries, e.g. in ethology of domestic and wild animals, in biotechnology and biomedicine, as well as in strategic studies of social adaptability to situations caused by changes of the natural and socio-economic environment. Our research has shed new light on the presence and impact of pollutants in the environment; on protection and restoration of forest ecosystems; on decontamination of soil and polluted water; research in economics elucidates the transformation of post-communist countries in the larger context of Europe and Asia, market balance of agricultural commodities in the Czech Republic and many others.

The aim of the research at CZU is to educate and train ambitious scientists who will be involved in international cooperation. Research outcomes in publications in peer reviewed journals, patents and intellectual property assets. The research at CZU is funded/financed by Czech government, EU grants agencies, private partners and the industry as well.

The Czech University of Life Sciences consists of the six faculties and one institute. The research areas are related to the agricultural sciences at each faculty and the institute. The research areas of the faculties and institute are:Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources (FAFNR); Faculty of Environmental Sciences (FES); Faculty of Economics and Management (FEM); 

Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences (FFWS); Faculty of Engineering (FE); Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA); Institute of Education and Communication (IEC). 

Meet the team involved in the project

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Zuzana Boukalová (F)

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU)

Zuzana has more than 34 years’ experience in applied research in water resources engineering and management, flood risk management, groundwater pollution control, participatory management and training of the different target groups in the areas of water management and land management. She was the national expert for third countries’ participation in FP7 and has acted as the member of the Sounding Board of Commissioner Janez Potocnik for FP7 simplification and opening the FP7 programme in Latin America. She is the expert at the Technology Center CR in the area of climate change and sustainable development and has worked on 13 Horizon/FP projects and has been or is the coordinator on nine Eureka projects.


Iris Cacilia Bohnet

Senior Scientist, Czech University of Life Sciences

Iris Bohnet is a Senior Researcher at the Department of Landscape and Urban Planning at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic. She is a trained landscape planner and holds a PhD in the environmental social sciences. Her research is mainly transdisciplinary in scope and focuses on the development and implementation of sustainable land- and seascapes. To this end, Iris has developed innovative conceptual frameworks, participatory tools, and methods for engaging research actors and local stakeholders. She has worked across a wide range of topics, from the natural and social sciences, in Australia, the UK and the EU.

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