Biotechnology

Faculty of Agriculture

CONTACT AND ADDRESS 

University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
Svetošimunska cesta 25
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: +385 1 239 3777
Fax: +385 1 231 5300
E-mail: dekanat@remove-this.agr.hr
Website: www.agr.unizg.hr

FACTS & FIGURES

DEPARTMENTS: 28
CHAIRS: 28
TEACHING STAFF: 215
NON-TEACHING STAFF: 202
STUDENTS: 2564

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Ms Ivona Filipović / Ms Ivana Prosinečki, International Relations Office
@: umo@remove-this.agr.hr

Professor Jerko Gunjača, Ph.D., ECTS coordinator
@: jgunjaca@remove-this.agr.hr

INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE

The Faculty of Agriculture is the leading higher education and scientific institution in the field of agriculture and related sciences in the Republic of Croatia. From its establishment in 1919 until today, more than 13.000 students have graduated and completed their postgraduate and doctoral studies at the Faculty of Agriculture. Today, they are successful businessmen, producers, directors, scientists, teachers and ministers, not only in Croatia, but all over the world.
The greatest potential of the Faculty is human resources with 417 employees, material resources - modern classrooms, studies, laboratories, experimental stations, and the pleasant burden of our tradition.

PROGRAMME EMPHASIS

The Faculty offers 9 six-semester undergraduate study programmes with 180 ECTS credits each. After completing the three-year undergraduate studies, students can either continue their education in one of 14 graduate studies, or find professional employment. The graduate study programmes last for two years, with 120 ECTS credits each.
The Faculty offers one postgraduate (doctoral) study in Agricultural Sciences. The programme lasts six-semesters (180 ECTS), and after completing their course of study the students are awarded with an academic title of Doctor of sciences in the scientific area of biotechnical sciences and the scientific field of agriculture.
 Students can also enrol three Postgraduate Specialist studies in Animal Sciences, Fisheries and Executive MBA in Agribusiness and Commerce. The duration of studies in Animal Sciences and Fisheries is one academic year (two-semesters, 60 ECTS) while duration of Executive MBA in Agribusiness and Commerce is two academic years (four-semesters, 120 ECTS). After the completion of the studies students are awarded with the academic title of University Specialist in Fisheries or University Specialist in Animal Sciences or University specialist MBA Agr. Certified by International Network of MBA studies AgriMBA.

CAREER PROSPECTS

There are many employment possibilities for graduates in agribusiness companies, agricultural institutes and governmental or university departments and laboratories. They can work in banks or insurance companies as risk estimators or as agricultural inspectors, agents in international agricultural companies, journalists in the field of agriculture, landscape architects. Many graduates choose to become private entrepreneurs (crop, vegetable, flower, fruit, wine, animal production, etc.)

RESEARCH ORIENTATION

The scientific research is a fundamental activity taken in pursuit of our mission - improvement in the Croatian agricultural sector. The Faculty holds a leading position in the Croatian agricultural science by the number of scientists, scientific projects and publications.
The main research topics are as follows: preservation of biodiversity of plants and autochthonous breeds, pollution of soils and waters, effective plant protection, application of biotechnology in agriculture, application of geo-informatics in agriculture, new technologies of sustainable and renewable (organic) agricultural production, new food production technologies, evaluation and preservation of landscapes and reconstruction of historical gardens, socio-economic and marketing analyses of Croatia's agriculture at domestic and world markets.

STUDY PROGRAMMES

UNDERGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMMES

(http://www.agr.unizg.hr/en/category/undergraduate_studies/10)

BACHELOR’S STUDY PROGRAMMES

DURATION

(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGUE OF INSTRUCTION

Agricultural Economics
6
180
Croatian
Agricultural Engineering 6 180
Croatian
Agroecology 6 180
Croatian
Animal Sciences 6 180
Croatian
Horticulture 6 180
Croatian
Landscape Architecture 6 180
Croatian
Organic Agriculture 6 180
Croatian
Plant Protection  6 180
Croatian
Plant Sciences 6 180
Croatian

GRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMMES

(http://www.agr.unizg.hr/en/category/graduate_studies/11)

MASTER’S STUDY PROGRAMMES

DURATION

(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGUE OF INSTRUCTION

Agribusiness and Rural Development
4
120
Croatian
Agroecology - Agroecology 4 120
Croatian
Agroecology – Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture 4 120 Croatian
Plant Sciences 4 120
Croatian
Organic Agriculture with Agrotourism 4 120
Croatian
Phytomedicine 4 120
Croatian
Animal Genetics and Breeding 4 120
Croatian
Horticulture - Vegetable growing 4 120
Croatian
Horticulture – Viticulture and enology 4 120 Croatian
Horticulture – Fruit growing 4 120 Croatian
Horticulture – Ornamental plants 4 120 Croatian
Animal Nutrition and Feed Science 4 120
Croatian
Landscape Architecture 4 120
Croatian
Agricultural Engineering - Mechanisation 4 120 Croatian
Agricultural Engineering - Amelioration 4 120
Croatian
Production and Processing of Meat 4 120
Croatian
Production and Processing of Milk 4 120
Croatian
Fisheries and Game Management 4 120
Croatian
Environment, agriculture and resource management (INTER-EnAgro) 4 120
English

 DOCTORAL AND SPECIALIST STDIES

(http://www.agr.unizg.hr/en/category/postgraduate_studies/12)

DOCTORAL STUDY PROGRAMMES

DURATION

(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

Agricultural Sciences

6

180

Croatian

SPECIALIST STUDY PROGRAMMES

DURATION

(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

Animal Sciences

2

60

Croatian

Fisheries

2

60

Croatian

Executive MBA in Agribusiness and Commerce

4

120

Croatian / English

 

STUDY COURSES IN ENGLISH

The information on courses in English is available at the Faculty's website.
Graduate study programme in English (INTER-EnAgro) is available here.

Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology

CONTACT AND ADDRESS

University of Zagreb Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology
Pierottijeva 6
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: +385 1 46 05 000
Fax: +385 1 44 83 60 83
E-mail: dekan@remove-this.pbf.hr
Webiste: http://www.pbf.hr/

FACTS & FIGURES

DEPARTMENTS: 6
CHAIRS: 35
TEACHING STAFF: 105
NON-TEACHING STAFF: 50
STUDENTS: 1280

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Ms Korana Jelavić, International Relations Office
@: kjelavic@pbf.hr

Professor Branka Levaj, PhD, ECTS coordinator
Phone: +385 1 46 05 009
@:blevaj@remove-this.pbf.hr

INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE

Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology was founded in year 1980 as an independent academic and scientific institution, but studies of Technology and Biotechnology have a much longer tradition. In 1970 Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology came out of Technical Faculty as an independent unit. First graduate programmes of Food Technology and Biochemical engineering started in 1984 and in 1995 revised doctoral studies of Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, Food Technology and Nutrition started. From the academic year 2005/06 new bachelor and master programmes in accordance with the Bologna Declaration were introduced The Faculty annually enrols 180 students into three bachelor studies – Biotechnology, Food Technology and Nutrition, as well as 180 students into five master studies – Food Engineering, Food Safety Management, Bioprocess Engineering, Molecular Biotechnology and Nutrition. There is one Postgraduate study offered - Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, Food Technology and Nutriton and two Postrgraduate Specialist studies: Postgraduate Specialist studies in Food Quality and Safety and Postgraduate Specialist Studeis in Food Management.

RESEARCH ORIENTATION

The research is of high international standard and is world-leading in several areas, such as production and application of probiotic starter cultures, mathematical modelling, optimisation and process control in biotechnology, waste water treatment, membrane bioreactors, characterization of food powders, high pressure and ultrasound in food technology and biotechnology, bioactive compounds, nutrition.

PROGRAMME EMPHASIS

Students can choose one of three BA studies in duration of three years and 180 ECTS. After completion of a BA study, graduate students have fair possibilities of finding employment or they can continue their education at one of five MA studies offered, in duration of two years and 120 ECTS. Upon graduation there is a possibility to continue the studies at the doctoral level in duration of three years (180 ECTS).
Students will experience education of highest international standards and have access to a well equipped, modern and comfortable Faculty library with a lot of useful and interesting expert literature on display. Students are also offered access to a number of computers connected to the Internet.
Education is at all levels characterized by: teaching and supervision at a high academic level by staff actively involved in research, strong student involvement, strong emphasis on student-centred pedagogic development and an open and democratic atmosphere with an informal relationship between staff and students.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The study programmes aim to provide knowledge and skills for: production of food and pharmaceuticals, environment-based jobs, work in the health service system, employment within food providing facilities, employment in scientific research institutions, work in public services, employment which includes education and promotion of good and healthy diet; dieticians and nutritionists.

STUDY PROGRAMMES

UNDERGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMMES 

BACHELOR’S STUDY PROGRAMMES

DURATION

(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGUE OF INSTRUCTION

Food Technology
6
180
Croatian
Biotechnology 6 180
Croatian
Nutrition 6 180
Croatian

 GRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMMES

MASTER’S STUDY PROGRAMMES

DURATION

(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGUE OF INSTRUCTION

Food Engineering
4
120
Croatian
Food Safety Management 4 120

Croatian

Bioprocess Engineering 4 120
Croatian
Biotechnology
Nutrition
4 120
Croatian

 

DOCTORAL STUDY PROGRAMMES
DURATION
(semesters)
ECTS
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Biotechnology and bioprocessing engineering
6
180
Croatian
Food technology 6
180
Croatian
Nutrition 6
180
Croatian

STUDY COURSES IN ENGLISH

The information on the courses in English is available at the Faculty's website.

Faculty of Forestry

CONTACT AND ADDRESS

University of Zagreb Faculty of Forestry
Svetošimunska 25
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: +385 1 23 52 444
Fax: +385 1 23 18 616
E-mail: sumarski-fakultet@remove-this.zg.t-com.hr
Website: http://www.sumfak.hr/

FACTS & FIGURES

DEPARTMENTS: 2
CHAIRS: 11
TEACHING STAFF: 107
NON-TEACHING STAFF: 93
STUDENTS: 1000

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Mr Željko Šantek, International Relations Office
@: zsantek@remove-this.sumfak.hr

Professor Stjepan Pervan, PhD, ECTS coordinator
@: pervan@remove-this.sumfak.hr

 

INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE

The Faculty of Forestry of the University of Zagreb is the only faculty of its kind in Croatia. It was established in 1898 as the University’s fourth faculty. At that time, it operated as the Forestry Academy within what was then the Faculty of Philosophy.
With its long-standing tradition and high-quality programmes, it soon became the leader among higher education educational and scientific forestry institutions in this part of Europe, and one of the leading forestry faculties in Europe.
Today, the Faculty of Forestry consists of the Department of Forestry and the Department of Wood Technology. These include 11 institutes, 5 training and research forest centres and 2 hunting grounds.
To date, 6,600 students have completed undergraduate studies at the Faculty, 350 students have completed a post-graduate master's programme, and 200 students have completed the post-graduate doctoral programme.
Through its scientific research work, the Faculty is associated with various corporate entities, ministries, agencies, etc. and with many European and other universities, faculties, institutions and agencies through various forms of international cooperation.

PROGRAMME EMPHASIS

The Faculty of Forestry offers three undergraduate study programmes: Forestry; Urban Forestry, Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection, and Wood Technology. The programmes have duration of 3 years (6 semesters; 180 ECTS credits).
The Faculty organizes three graduate study programmes: 1. Forestry, with two specializations, a. Silviculture, Forest Management, and Wildlife Management, and b. Forestry Techniques, Technology and Management; 2. Urban Forestry, Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection; 3. Wood Technology, with two specializations, a. Design of Wood Products, and b. Wood Technology Processes. These programmes have duration of 2 years (4 semesters; 120 ECTS credits).
At all programme levels, students participate in classes in newly equipped classrooms and laboratories, and at the training and research forest centres.
Field classes enable students to acquire practical knowledge, and are held at the Faculty's 5 centres. These are distributed among all the important climatic zone forest communities in Croatia, of which the Faculty is particularly proud.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Students completing the Master's of Forestry programme acquire the necessary knowledge for employment in complex companies that manage state forests, in agencies and offices that manage private forests, in state ministries having a forestry component in their structures, in county and municipal offices for agriculture and forestry, in forest institutes, etc.
Students completing the Master's of Urban Forestry programme find employment in national and nature parks, horticulture companies, state agencies and offices for environmental protection and conservation, state ministries having an environmental protection and nature conservation component in their structures, county and municipal offices for environmental protection and conservation, etc.
Students completing the Master's of Wood Technology programme, in the Design of Wood Products and Wood Technology Processes specializations, are competent to find employment not only in companies in the wood processing industry, but also in companies and institutions dealing with design, architecture and construction. The acquired knowledge can also be applied in state ministries, agencies and inspection services that include wood use and processing in their structures.

RESEARCH ORIENTATION

Research is conducted in two fundamental scientific areas: forestry and wood technology. Scientific research work, in the framework of both domestic and international scientific projects, is characterised by the high international standards of quality. Research is carried out in newly equipped laboratories, most of which are authorized, and at the training and research forest centres. Research results are published in international and domestic journals. The Faculty publishes 3 scientific journals and 1 scientific/professional journal.

STUDY PROGRAMMES

UNDERGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMMES 

BACHELOR’S STUDY PROGRAMMES

DURATION

(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGUE OF INSTRUCTION

Forestry
6
180
Croatian
Urban Forestry, Nature Conversation and Environment Protection 6
180
Croatian
Wood Technology 6
180
Croatian

GRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMMES

MASTER’S STUDY PROGRAMMES

DURATION

(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGUE OF INSTRUCTION

Forestry
- Silviculture
- Forest Management Planning and Wildlife Management
- Techniques, Technologies and Management in Forestry
4
120
Croatian
Urban Forestry, Nature Conservation and Environmental Protectiom 4 120
Croatian
Wood Working Processes
4 120
Croatian
Design of Wood Products
4 120
Croatian

 

DOCTORAL STUDY PROGRAMMES
DURATION
(semesters)
ECTS
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Forestry and Wood technology
6
180
Croatian

 

STUDY COURSES DELIVERED IN ENGLISH



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