The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague – CULS
The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague – CULS (www.czu.cz) is one of leading educational and research centres for agrarian sector, forestry, environment, landscape and water management, economics, rural and regional development in the Czech Republic. It consists of six faculties (Agrobiology, Food & Natural Resources, Economics & Management, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Tropics & Subtropics, Wildlife & Wood Sciences) and one institute (Tropics & Subtropics, Education & Communication). Since the university uses the effects of collaborative works, the main faculty involved will be the Faculty of Economics and Management, employing 250 teachers and researchers. The Faculty is ranked by the Czech government among the top five economic faculties in the Czech Republic. Its research and education focus is in agricultural economics, management and rural development, including the research on food supply chains, sustainability, organic farming, and social aspects of land and water management, both on national and international level. The faculty staff plays the important role in designing rural and agricultural policy in the Czech Republic through participating in national panels and providing the expert consultations.
CULS will be mainly involved in WP5 and will contribute to work in other WPs .