The study programme of Forestry and Wildlife Management cross-sectionally and sufficiently fulfils the description of the study branch of Forestry covering topics of ecology, forest protection including wildlife management by approaches of hunting on scientific fundamentals as an inseparable part of forest protection, nature protection including biodiversity, forest growth and produce as well as forest management planning. This knowledge creates about 1/2 ECTS credits of the study programme of the 1st year of the study. Equally, it includes the topics of forest management and forestry policy as well as the use of renewable resources, especially of forest biomass, wildlife and other forest products and ecosystem services.
Terms and conditions of admission:
Obtaining relevant education or its equivalent abroad, an international applicant for the study has to enclose certificates confirming the achieving of appropriate education (according to the Law no 422/2015 Coll. Of 25th November 2015 on recognition of documents on education and on recognition of specialist qualifications).
The applicant for the study from abroad is obliged to submit the Faculty the attested prove on completion of university education with a relevant degree and the passport copy. On the basis of the submitted documents, successful entrance examinations and in case that the applicant is subject to the regime of tuition fees and fees connected with the study for international students, after handing in the prove of the tuition fee payment for the first academic year, the Faculty issues the applicant a letter of acceptance for the study signed by the dean. Then the international student, if he is subject to the necessity for a visa, applies for granting the corresponding type of visa. In case that the student is not granted the visa, the university will give him the tuition fee back without delay.
This is a new study programme. The knowledge, skills and abilities obtained during the study of the programme of Forestry and Wildlife Management are fully in correspondence with the profile of the graduate from the study programme of Forestry and the needs of forestry practice in conditions of transition of forestry from the steady-state conditions to the ones of global changes.
A key moment is that the study programme includes a transition from the forest age class system to free managed silviculture, to adaptive forest ecosystems by approaches of modelling forest ecosystems in virtual reality on the basis of terrain data and the data of the earth remote sensing. Another significant transition is the one from traditional approaches of hunting to a rational wildlife management and biodiversity based on molecular biology as a significant condition of sustainable forestry management. Moreover, graduates from the study programme are capable of planning and conducting forest management not only at a level of stands and forest units, but also at a level of landscape, which is a unique aspect of this study programme.
This will also enable students to obtain necessary knowledge and skills to be capable to ensure not only optimal use of forest resources, but also fully use forest management capacities for protection against natural catastrophes and for the development of ecosystem service at a regional, inter-regional and international level in the area of the temperate zone of Europe.