The Faculty of Environment

University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem

The Facul­ty of Envi­ron­ment focuses on research and edu­cati­on in the wide depart­ment of eco­lo­gy. The emphasis is on stu­dy­ing the basic ele­ments of the envi­ron­ment and the possi­bi­li­ties and methods of pre­ven­ting damage and envi­ron­men­tal pro­tecti­on. In the stu­dy and research plan the prin­ci­ple of mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­na­ry and fle­xi­bi­li­ty is followed toge­ther with the intro­ducti­on of natu­ral, tech­ni­cal, eco­no­mi­cal and huma­nis­tic sub­jects.

The facul­ty has two types of stu­dy pro­gra­m­mes. 3 year Bache­lor degree and a 2 year Mas­ter degree. Work oppor­tu­ni­ties for the stu­dents are very wide, from Gover­n­men­tal orga­ni­sati­ons, local and regi­o­nal gover­n­men­tal bodies, inspecti­on com­pa­nies, research insti­tu­tes to natu­re pro­tecti­on insti­tu­tes, hygi­e­nic stati­ons, envi­ron­men­tal con­sul­ting agen­cies and edu­cati­on.

The main goal of the facul­ty is to edu­ca­te spe­ci­a­list in the ana­ly­ti­cal and syn­the­ti­cal field of envi­ron­men­tal pro­tecti­on. The gra­dua­tes will be capa­ble of high qua­li­ty deci­si­on-making, dis­co­ve­ring and iden­ti­fy­ing envi­ron­men­tal risks and hazards, pre­pa­ring ana­ly­sis for the deter­mi­ning pro­ces­ses, acti­vi­ty co-ordi­nati­on and will be spe­ci­fi­cally capa­ble of dea­ling with envi­ron­men­tal pre­servati­on.

Con­cep­tu­ally the facul­ty is ori­en­ta­ted towards research in the North Bohe­mia regi­on with its enor­mous effect to the envi­ron­ment and the heal­th of its popu­lati­on toge­ther with other natu­ral and eco­no­mi­cal fallout’s.

The High level of devastati­on to most of the envi­ron­men­tal ele­ments gives possi­bi­li­ties not only for practi­cal edu­cati­on in forms of excur­si­ons, practi­cals, thesis’s and so on, but also a huge oppor­tu­ni­ty of acti­ve par­ti­ci­pati­on in the revi­ta­li­sati­on pro­gra­m­mes of the regi­on (emis­si­ons, was­te and water manage­ment, cle­an water sup­ply). All this during and after gra­duati­on.

Even thou­gh the exis­ten­ce of the facul­ty is short, the­re have been ela­bo­ra­ted by facul­ty teams ana­ly­ti­cal stu­dies eva­lua­ting the inter­acti­on between indust­ry and the envi­ron­ment, restructu­li­sati­on and revi­ta­li­sati­on of North Bohe­mia around the lig­ni­te coal basin, peda­lo­gy and so on.

The facul­ty is par­ti­ci­pa­ting on seve­ral grants pro­vi­ded by the Minis­t­ry of Envi­ron­ment, Minis­t­ry of Edu­cati­on and Agricul­tu­re. The facul­ty has seve­ral links with Euro­pe­an uni­ver­si­ties (Zit­tau, Cott­bus, Dre­sden, Osna­brück).