About

The Faculty of Environment

About the Faculty of Environment (Jan Evangelista Purkyně University)

The Facul­ty of Envi­ron­ment buil­ding is loca­ted in Ústí nad Labem, Krá­lo­va výši­na street. The Dea­n’s offi­ce with the stu­dy depart­ment is loca­ted here, as well as the Depart­ment of Geo­in­for­ma­tics, the Depart­ment of  Envi­ron­men­tal Sciences and the Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Che­mis­t­ry and Tech­no­lo­gy. The­re are clas­sro­oms for the­o­re­ti­cal instructi­on, com­pu­ter clas­sro­oms and labo­ra­to­ries with acces­so­ries. For the aca­de­mic year 2020–2021, the facul­ty and all its depart­ments will move to the new buil­ding of the Cen­ter for Natu­ral Science and Tech­no­lo­gy at the UJEP cam­pus, the buil­ding will be sha­red with the Facul­ty of Science of UJEP.

About the Faculty of Environment (Jan Evangelista Purkyně University)

The Facul­ty of Envi­ron­ment buil­ding is loca­ted in Ústí nad Labem, Krá­lo­va výši­na street. The Dea­n’s offi­ce with the stu­dy depart­ment is loca­ted here, as well as the Depart­ment of Geo­in­for­ma­tics, the Depart­ment of  Envi­ron­men­tal Sciences and the Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Che­mis­t­ry and Tech­no­lo­gy. The­re are clas­sro­oms for the­o­re­ti­cal instructi­on, com­pu­ter clas­sro­oms and labo­ra­to­ries with acces­so­ries. For the aca­de­mic year 2020–2021, the facul­ty and all its depart­ments will move to the new buil­ding of the Cen­ter for Natu­ral Science and Tech­no­lo­gy at the UJEP cam­pus, the buil­ding will be sha­red with the Facul­ty of Science of UJEP (https://www.facebook.com/Prirodovedecka.fakulta.UJEP/photos/pcb.10156790203657620/10156790176362620/?type=3&theater ).

Main acti­vi­ties

The Facul­ty of Envi­ron­ment is focused on research and edu­cati­on in a wide area of ​​eco­lo­gy and the envi­ron­ment. It emphasi­zes the stu­dy of the causes of disrup­ti­on of basic com­po­nents of the envi­ron­ment, the possi­bi­li­ties and ways of the­ir reco­ve­ry, and espe­ci­ally pre­ven­ti­ve mea­su­res in the area of ​​cre­ati­on and pro­tecti­on of the envi­ron­ment. The stu­dy and research pro­gra­m­mes emphasi­ze the prin­ci­ple of mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­na­ri­ty and fle­xi­bi­li­ty with a balan­ced sha­re of natu­ral science, tech­no­lo­gy, eco­no­mics and infor­mati­on dis­ci­pli­nes.

The stu­dies at the Facul­ty of Envi­ron­ment are rea­li­zed in three-year bache­lor degree pro­gra­m­mes and two-year follow-up Mas­ter degree pro­gra­m­mes.

The employ­ment of gra­dua­tes is very wide, for exam­ple in sta­te and local autho­ri­ty offi­ces, in con­t­rol and inspecti­on insti­tu­ti­ons, in the busi­ness sphe­re, in research and pro­ject insti­tu­tes, in natu­re pro­tecti­on autho­ri­ty offi­ces, in heal­th ser­vi­ce, in advi­so­ry, infor­mati­on and con­sul­ting cen­ters, edu­cati­o­nal insti­tu­ti­ons, admi­nis­trati­ons of pro­tec­ted land­s­ca­pe are­as and nati­o­nal parks.

The Facul­ty of the Envi­ron­ment also orga­ni­zes life­long lear­ning cour­ses. These are cour­ses, indi­vi­du­al lectu­res or the­ir cycles and cour­ses of the “Uni­ver­si­ty of the Thi­rd Age”. The aim of these acti­vi­ties is to extend and sup­ple­ment edu­cati­on or retra­i­ning of the par­ti­ci­pants.

The aim of the Facul­ty of the Envi­ron­ment acti­vi­ties is to edu­ca­te an expert of ana­ly­ti­cal and syn­the­tic spe­ci­a­li­zati­on in the sphe­re of envi­ron­men­tal and wor­king envi­ron­ment pro­tecti­on, who is able to make qua­li­fied deci­si­ons on basic pro­blems of envi­ron­men­tal cre­ati­on and pro­tecti­on, esti­ma­te risks, causes and extent of envi­ron­men­tal disrup­ti­on, acti­vi­ties and par­ti­ci­pa­te in envi­ron­men­tal pro­tecti­on.

Con­cep­tu­ally, the facul­ty focuses on research of high envi­ron­men­tal and popu­lati­on bur­den in inter­acti­on with the heal­th sta­tus of the popu­lati­on and other natu­ral and socio-eco­no­mic con­sequen­ces, as well as research of vary­ing degre­es of envi­ron­men­tal pro­tecti­on and pre­ven­ti­on of envi­ron­men­tal damage.

The high degree of devastati­on of the basic envi­ron­men­tal com­po­nents in the North Bohe­mi­an regi­on pro­vi­des sui­table con­di­ti­ons not only for practi­cal exa­mi­nati­on of the situati­on in the form of excur­si­ons, field trips, bache­lor and diplo­ma theses, but also for broad par­ti­ci­pati­on in the regi­on manage­ment (land­s­ca­pe reco­ve­ry, redu­cing emis­si­ons, was­te manage­ment, water resour­ces manage­ment) during the stu­dents’ stu­dies and espe­ci­ally after the­ir com­ple­ti­on.

Sin­ce its incep­ti­on in 1991, the facul­ty has sig­ni­fi­cant­ly incre­a­sed the capa­ci­ty in terms of the num­ber of stu­dents and the spa­ce avai­la­ble for labo­ra­to­ries. In 2002, the Facul­ty rece­i­ved fun­ding from the Uni­ver­si­ty Deve­lo­p­ment Fund for the expan­si­on and upgra­ding equi­p­ment of che­mi­cal labo­ra­to­ries. New labo­ra­to­ries of mathe­ma­tics, geo­in­for­ma­tics, a mea­su­ring workstati­on demon­star­ting the use of solar ener­gy, and a labo­ra­to­ry of hyd­ro­lo­gy and mete­o­ro­lo­gy were also estab­lished. In 2018, the Facul­ty upgra­ded the equi­p­ment of all clas­sro­oms in line with the latest trends in edu­cati­o­nal tech­no­lo­gy.

Inter­nati­o­nal con­tacts are gra­du­ally expan­ding and the facul­ty coo­pe­ra­tes with a num­ber of Euro­pe­an and non-Euro­pe­an uni­ver­si­ties, espe­ci­ally with rela­ted facul­ties of uni­ver­si­ties in nei­ghbou­ring coun­tries, see the list of part­ner uni­ver­si­ties at the following link.