Mendel University in Brno

Mendel University in Brno is the oldest independent agricultural university in the Czech Republic. The university has five academic units: Faculty of Agronomy, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Horticulture, and Faculty of regional development and international studies.

The Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology at Mendel University in Brno is one of the major university teaching institutions in the Czech Republic, concentrating on research and academic activities in the areas of arboristics, furniture design and furniture technology, forestry, landscaping, timber structures and wood building construction, wood technology and timber management and furniture design on bachelor, master and doctoral levels, and in research and expertise in the respective fields. The mission is to facilitate education, to support scientific research and to nurture creative ecologically sound activities related to land, forests, wood and interior with an emphasis on ecology and aesthetics. The Faculty consists of 13 departments. The total number of students in bachelor, master and doctoral study programmes varies about 1,800.

The Faculty closely collaborates with the Training Forest Enterprise Masaryk Forest Křtiny, which manages 10,265 ha of forestland, serving with its experimental forest stands, greenhouses, forest nurseries, game preserve, a saw mill, mechanised log depot, and other establishments for educational and research purposes.


In 2012-2015, MENDELU participated in LLP/ Leonardo da Vinci project on Education in Strategic Management for SMEs managers/owners. From 2012-2016, it is a partner in FP7 Collaborative Research Project: SSH.2011.1.2-1 Europe moving towards a new path of economic growth and social development and also in FP7 Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe. Since 2015, MENDELU is a partner in H2020 programmes: FairTax, DESCA and EMHASIS. MENDELU is an active member of various international networks, such as BUSINET.


The research focus of the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology can be grouped into these areas: Socio-economic problems of modern society in the context of regional and national economic policies, forest economics and policy view (and related to wood sector) with the focus on the increasing of economic knowledge’s to the forest production possibilities. Especially from the diversity of production and increasing to gross value added from forestry and wood sector. We can use projects activities for the development of students and our base knowledge to the ways for proposals of new strategies in forest and wood management according to preliminary calculated economic results and result as basis for forest policy decision-making. Focus on business plans plays a key role for development forest and wood based sector as whole.


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