CASEE Member Institutions
On initiative of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, the CASEE network was founded by 30 Life Science Universities in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Ukraine and Austria in 2010.
Current member institutions:
Agricultural University of Tirana
Agricultural University of Tirana (AUT) was founded on 1 November, 1951 and is the unique center for education in the field of agriculture in Albania. AUT is constituted of 5 faculties; it offers 54 study programs and BSc, MSc and doctoral diploma. AUT participates in many national and international projects and it has established a broad international cooperation. AUT publishes two scientific magazines holding ISSN: “Albanian Magazine of Agricultural Sciences” and “Economy and Agro-Business”.
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences is a unique Austrian research and teaching organisation with strong focus on renewable resources, living space and quality of life as well as food chain and health issues. BOKU innovatively combines fundamental and applied expertise in the fields of natural sciences, engineering and planning sciences, and social and economic sciences to enhance the knowledge for sustainable management of our natural resources.
Approximately 20% of the 12.000 students are international students. BOKU has around 1111,7 scientific staff members (FTE) and 414,7 administrative/technical staff members (FTE). The university currently offers nine bachelors programmes, 26 masters programmes and several doctoral programmes; eight of the masters programmes are offered in collaboration with international universities and institutions.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
University of Sarajevo
The University of Sarajevo is the oldest and largest university in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its root go back to the Ottoman Empire, where it was established in 1531 as an Ottoman Islamic law college. The university in its modern secular incarnation was established in the middle of the 20th century. oday, with 20 faculties, three academies and three faculties of theology and with 30,866 enrolled students as of school year 2014/15, it ranks among the largest universities in the Balkans in terms of enrollment. Since opening its doors in 1949, over 120000 students graduated from a bachelor programme, nearly 4000 from a master programme and nearly 2300 received a doctoral degree in 45 different areas. Nowadays it has the reputation of the most prestigious university in Bosnia and Herzegovina and employs more than a thousand faculty members.
University of Zagreb
Numerous programs are implemented based on our scientific research activities in the field of:
- soil and water resources management;
- field crops production and use systems;
- plant protection within the sustainable agriculture system;
- organic food production;
- feed management;
- introduction of new and preservation of traditional food production technologies;
- conservation of biodiversity of agricultural plant and animal genetic resources;
- use of quantitative and molecular methods in animal and plant breeding;
- energy, ecology and ergonomics in plant science;
- agriculture and rural areas in the light of the European integration process;
- evaluation and conservation of landscape, garden and park heritage;
- socioeconomic and marketing analyses of the Croatian agricultural sector;
- competitiveness of the Croatian agriculture in local and international markets.
Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague
The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague consists of six faculties (Agrobiology, Food & Natural Resources, Economics & Management, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Wildlife & Wood Sciences, Tropical AgriSciences) and an Institute of Education & Communication. CULS offers bachelor, master and doctoral education for almost 25,000 students (incl. 1,400 international students) and annually organizes about 10 summer schools for about 150 international students. Using the synergy of life sciences with engineering, economics a social sciences, the university addresses in its study and research programmes various topics: agriculture and processing of agricultural products, horticulture, landscape management, breeding and reproduction biotechnologies, natural resources management, animal husbandry, organic farming, agricultural economics, management and marketing, ICT, rural development, environmentally friendly waste management, alternative energy resources, environmental sustainability, ecology, protection of the environment, forestry management, wood processing, wildlife management, tropical and subtropical agriculture.
Szent Istvan University
Szent István University is one of the leading public higher educational institutions in Hungary. More than 17,000 students study in the 7 campuses of the university. SzIU is traditionally very strong in agricultural and environmental sciences, but it also offers courses in veterinary medicine, natural sciences, mechanical engineering, economy and social sciences, architecture, health care as well as applied arts.
The university headquarters are located in the picturesque Gödöllő, but altogether 9 faculties and an institution accept students in Budapest, Jászberény, Békéscsaba, Szarvas and Gyula.
The university offers an exceptional blend of education programs from post secondary level through BSc, MSc, and doctoral programs. Students may choose from various fields of study which absolutely meet or exceed European scale and quality standards. Regarding agricultural sciences, natural resource management, and environmental sciences the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers the best education and research opportunities for international students and visiting scientist. Graduates can use their highly respected diplomas in many different fields of economy. Szent Istvàn University and Corvinus University have merged.
State Agrarian University of Moldova
SAUM has a rich 80-year history, which began on April 19, 1933 when His Majesty King Carol II promulgated the Law concerning the transformation of Agricultural Sciences Section from the University of Iasi into the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences with its center in Chisinau. Since then, the university has passed through many changes within the complex history of our country. After the war, in 1944, the institution re-opened with 4 faculties: Agronomy, Viticulture and Oenology, Fruit and Vegetable Growing and Animal Husbandry including 27 departments and a pre-university training section with the total number of 150 student places. During the years, significant structural changes occurred: Part-Time Study Section opened in 1945; the Faculty of Viticulture and Oenology and the Faculty of Fruit and Vegetable Growing merged creating the Faculty of Fruit and Vegetable Growing and Viticulture in 1948; new faculties were founded: Agriculture Mechanization (1950), Land Improvement (1954), Agricultural Economics (1965), Staff Retraining and Requalification (1965), Veterinary Medicine (1976), the Faculty for Training Foreign Citizens (1976), establishment of the Scientific Direction (1964), DES (Didactic Experimental Station) foundation etc. In November, 1991, by the Government Decision of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau Agricultural Institute “M. V. Frunze” passed from the USSR jurisdiction to the jurisdiction of the Republic of Moldova and was reorganized into the State Agrarian University of Moldova. Important changes occurred with regard to the structure and content of the higher agricultural education aimed at satisfying the requirements of agricultural sector. New specialties have been established: Land Organization (1991), Management (1993), Land Survey (1995), Marketing (1995), Forestry and Public Gardens (1996), Agricultural Biotechnologies (1997), International Economic Relations (1997), Patrimonial Law (2002), Tourism (2003), Ecology and Environmental Protection (2003), Environmental Engineering (2003), Public Procurement (2004), Engineering and Technology of Auto Transportation (2004), Real Estate Evaluation (2004), Finances and Banks (2005), Viticulture and Wine Making (2005) and the Faculty of Accounting opened in 2004. During 8 decades of existence, SAUM became a well-recognized higher education institution both in our country and abroad, asserting itself by training about 50,000 well-known specialists, achieving scientific performances, as well as mentioning remarkable personalities who reached the highest summits of the professional hierarchy, becoming well-known in the country and abroad. As a symbol of high respect and gratitude for special merits in the higher education development, as well as for valuable contribution to highly qualified specialists training and prodigious methodological and scientific activity, by the Decree nr.820-VII of 4 October, 2013, State Agrarian University of Moldova was conferred the highest state decoration “The Order of the Republic”.
Warsaw University of Life Sciences
WULS-SGGW, with its nearly 200-year tradition is one of the oldest and the largest universities in Poland. It is also one of the most modern universities, where tradition and modernity meet. The campus has a historic part, with an 18th century palace, and a contemporary part where all faculty buildings and dormitories are situated. WULS-SGGW offers good facilities and infrastructure in one place. On our 65-hectare main campus we have 9 dormitories, a modern library, a computer centre, a sports centre (with tennis courts, a sports hall and a swimming pool) a language centre, a veterinary clinic and much more. The campus is located in the southern part of Warsaw and can be easily reached from the city centre by subway or by bus. Over 1,200 university teachers and instructors make sure that you will gain plenty of knowledge and practical skills. At present, the university consists of 13 faculties and 5 interfaculty units; there are 27,000 students enrolled. WULS-SGGW has been declared number one in the rankings of life science universities in Poland, and has always been in the top ten of Polish universities.
Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences
The Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences was founded in 1951. It is a public institution and focuses its wide-ranging activities on education and research covering agriculture and related sciences. The profile of the WUELS and its mission are directly involved in transformation programs dealing with rural development, animal welfare and food quality and management, with full respect paid to social support and interaction.
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences employs around 2000 employees, including 220 professors. WUELS consists of 5 faculties: Biology and Animal Science; Environmental Engineering and Geodesy; Food Science, Life Sciences and Technology and Veterinary Medicine. The enrolment is around 11 000 students. The University offers degree courses (bachelor’s, master’s and PhD) in 30 fields of study.
USAMV - University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca
The University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, located in the “heart” of Transylvania, Romania is celebrations soon 145 years of higher education in the Central-East European area. The university includes 5 faculties (Agriculture, Horticulture, Food Science and Technology, Animal Science and Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine) with more than 7000 students ( BSc + MSc + PhD), 24 BSc programs, 22 MSc programs, 2 doctoral schools, 9 LonglifeLife learning programs, Erasmus students, more than 200 per year. The university staff has a prestigious activity and recognition at national and international level, as academy members, members of International Commissions (including EU experts), members of ICA ( International Consortium on Agriculture) and CASEE ( ICA- branch for Central and East European Countries), AUF ( Agence Universitaire Francophone), etc.
More than 50% of university budget is represented by National and International Research programs. Advanced research centers: Institute of Life Sciences, Biodiversity Research center, Research Platform for Biotechnology, 42 research centers and laboratories for consulting and services. The university was awarded by the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth, in 2007, for being the best Romanian research university, running 321 projects with only 268 staff and getting more than half of its budget from research and innovation activities.
USAMV - University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucuresti
The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest (UASVMB) is one of the oldest education institutions in Romania. It was established upon the initiative of the Prince of Walachia, Barbu Dimitrie Stirbei, who, in 1852, decided to establish “The Agricultural Institute in Pantelimon”. Nowadays, The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest is a modern education institution with all higher education forms, ranging from BSc, to MSc and PhD studies.
The UASVM Bucharest includes seven faculties in its structure:
- The Faculty of Agriculture
- The Faculty of Horticulture
- The Faculty of Animal Science
- The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
- The Faculty of Land Improvement and Environment Engineering
- The Faculty of Biotechnologies
- The Faculty of Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development
The quality of the education provided in the faculties’ auditoriums, laboratories and work experience centers has made the UASVMB the most representative and prestigious institution in the field of agronomic and veterinary education in Romania, many of its graduates having become outstanding personalities both in the domain of agricultural practice, and in that of education, research and administration.
"Ion Ionescu de la Brad" University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Iasi
The „Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Iasi is an university of applied life sciences and environment, specialized in higher agronomic and veterinary medicine training, financed by the state and having as fundamental mission the formation of agricultural, horticultural and animal husbandry engineers, economic engineers in agriculture and veterinarians.
More than 200 staff members are involved in teaching and research, providing educational services to more than 4200 students involved in Bachelor, Master and Doctorate educational levels, in accordance with the Bologna process.
The university offers multiple specializations, within its faculties:
Faculty of Agriculture: Agriculture, Agriculture in Mountainous Regions, Economic Engineering in Agriculture, Technology of Processing Agricultural Products, Biology; Faculty of Horticulture: Horticulture, Landscape Design, Environmental Engineering; Faculty of Animal Husbandry: Animal Husbandry, Fish Breeding, Engineering and Management in Catering and Agritourism, Control and Expertize of Alimentary Products; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: Veterinary Medicine.
BUASVM - Banat's University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine „King Michael I of Romania" from Timisoara
The Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine is located in Timisoara, in Western Romania. The academic structure consists of six Faculties: the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Horticulture and Forestry, the Faculty of Farm Management, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the Faculty of Food Processing Technologies, and the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Biotechnologies, providing a full educational programme: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, and PhD Degree. The researches of our academics and researchers are related to the following main domains: Agronomy, Horticulture, Veterinary Medicine, Food Processing Technologies, and Animal Husbandry, researches carried out in a high tech Interdisciplinary Training and Research Platform and other various laboratories.
“Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad
University of Novi Sad
The University of Novi Sad was founded on 28 June 1960. Today it comprises 14 faculties located in the four major towns of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina: Novi Sad, Subotica, Zrenjanin, and Sombor. The University of Novi Sad is now the second largest among six state universities in Serbia. The main University Campus, covering an area of 259,807m², provides the University of Novi Sad with a unique and beautiful setting in the region and the city of Novi Sad. Having invested considerable efforts in intensifying international cooperation and participating in the process of university reforms in Europe, the University of Novi Sad has come to be recognized as a reform-oriented university in the region and on the map of universities in Europe.
The Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
The main task of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SUA) as the only educational and scientific institution of its kind in Slovakia is to provide university education in accordance with the Bologna strategy on the basis of scientific knowledge in the area of agriculture and related sciences. As the only agricultural university in Slovakia SUA has an exclusive position within the Slovak universities and nation-wide field of activity. At present SUA is operating in a wide range of scientific fields such as genetics, biotechnology, agriculture, environment, food sciences, horticulture, landscape engineering and design, technology, engineering, economics, management, marketing with focus on rural regions and regional development.
University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty
University of Ljubljana is the oldest and the largest university in Slovenia. It was established in 1919 and it encompasses 26 full members (3 art academies and 23 faculties) and 3 associated members (National University Library, University of Ljubljana Central Technical Library, University of Ljubljana Innovation-Development Institute).
In the end of 2014 the Biotechnical Faculty had 537 employees , 2800 undergraduates (1st and 2nd cycle) and 160 doctoral students (3rd cycle).
The Faculty is divided into 7 departments: Department of Agronomy, Department of Animal Science, Department of Biology, Department of Food Science and Technology, Department of Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources, Department of Landscape Architecture and Department of Wood Science and Technology.
The Biotechnical Faculty offers 9 academic study programmes, 4 professional study programmes, 15 master study programmes and Interdisciplinary doctoral study program in Biosciences (in 16 scientific fields).
The Research work is organised in 48 research teams. The Faculty is involved in approximately 203 research projects, of which 102 are national and 101 international projects. The Biotechnical Faculty has about 41 young researchers financed by the Slovenian Research Agency.