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Summer School on Bioeconomy

August 19 August 30, Prague, Czech Republic

No plans for August 2019 yet? Are you interested in the topic of bioeconomy and feel like spending two weeks among a group of international students? Would you like to visit capital city Prague and get experience of the beautiful Czech Republic countryside? Then apply for the Summer School on Bioeconomy! It takes place from 19. – 30. August 2019 at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

The Summer School on Bioeconomy in Prague is an international cooperation within the scope of the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) and Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS). It is organised by faculties and departments that join forces from various fields of expertise (e.g. renewable energy, primary production, food science, forest science, economy) under an umbrella of bioeconomy.

The program addresses bioeconomy issues in interdisciplinary views and aims to bring students and teachers from various countries and fields of work together in order to discuss and talk about actual topics and problems of bioeconomy.

This two week program will give you an insight into the whole lifecycle of bio-based materials: biomaterials, bioenergy, as well as socio-economic and ethical aspects of future bioeconomy. Summer School on Bioeconomy in Prague will be focused also on forest bioeconomy, wood as an biomaterial and aquaculture. In a mix of lectures, laboratory experience and excursions, professors of the partner universities and other international experts teach you more about the topic bioeconomy in an interactive way and in an international surrounding.

Course format:

E-Learning before the attendance phase
Mix of lectures, laboratory experience and excursions during the stay at Czech University of Life Science Prague

Preliminary program

Week 1: 19 – 23. August

  • Lectures: Biomass for energy, Biomaterials focused on wood (wood properties, wooden structures), Plant Physiology, Forestry
  • Lab: Laboratory of Wood Processing
  • Excursions: The School Forest Enterprise Kostelec nad Černými lesy, Woodworking Enterprise Mondi

 Week 2: 26 -30 August

  • Lectures: Aquaculture, Field Crops, Agriculture
  • Lab: Laboratory of Fishery, Laboratory of Harvestor Simulator
  • Excursions: South Bohemia Region (České Budějovice)