Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

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Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy
we Wrocławiu
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy we Wrocławiu.JPG
Latin: Universitas Rerum Naturalium Wratislaviensis
Type public, undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate
Established 1951
Rector prof. dr hab. inż. Tadeusz Trziszka
Students over 13 000
Address C.K.Norwida 25, 50-375 Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland
Affiliations Leonardo Da Vinci, SOCRATES, CEEPUS, COST, TEMPUS
Website www.up.wroc.pl/en/

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (former names: Higher School of Agriculture, Agricultural University of Wrocław) – a public higher education institution founded in 1951. One of the best career-oriented universities in Poland, it ranks as the country’s second biggest patent licensor as well as the second best life-sciences and agricultural university.


1856-1945 Lviv Academy of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1881 as the third institution of this kind in Poland, alongside those in Vilnus and Warsaw. The Faculty of Agriculture dates back to 1856, when the Rural Agricultural School was opened in Dublany near Lvov, in the eastern outskirts of Poland. Initiated by the Galicia Parliament and later confirmed by the decree of the Minister of Agriculture, the school was transformed into the School of Agriculture, which later gained the status of the Polish Academy of Agriculture in 1901. The Academy was incorporated into the Lviv Polytechnic, together with the School of Forestry, which resulted in the establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry in 1919. The last transformation was decreed by the Council of Ministers.

Breslau. In 1881 the Institute of Agriculture was opened at the Royal University of Breslau. The address of the Institute was 5 Mattiaplatz, and in 1923-1945 at 25 Hansastrasse (today C.K. Norwida Street), which is now the location of the main building of Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. The academic research facilities and scholars were placed there to provide the foundation for future University development.

1945-1951 Wroclaw. On 24 August 1945 the State National Council signed a decree to establish a completely new institution of higher education called the State University and Polytechnic in Wroclaw. The University comprised ten faculties, having as parts the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Agriculture with the Gardening Division. The building of the Institute of Agriculture housed academic facilities and the scholars from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of the Lvov Polytechnic, together with the professors of the Lvov Academy of Veterinary Medicine who became the academic staff of the newly established University. In 1945, 302 students enrolled on the first year to study veterinary medicine and agriculture.

After 1951 The School of Agriculture was separated from the State University and Polytechnic in Wroclaw by a decree by the Council of Ministers on 17 November 1951 and became a separate entity. The newly created institution included four faculties: the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the Faculty of Water Reclamation and the Faculty of Zoology. The School of Agriculture gained the status of Wroclaw Academy of Agriculture on 28 September 1972 by a decree of the Council of Ministers. The government bill on 23 November 2006 nominated Wroclaw Academy of Agriculture as Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. Currently, the University is an interdisciplinary institution with a focus on environment and nature studies. The structure of the University comprises five faculties and several interdepartmental units.


The Faculty of Biology and Animal Science[edit]

The Faculty of Biology and Animal Science

Address: Chełmońskiego 38C; 50-630 Wrocław

telephone: +48 71 32 05 855, fax: +48 71 34 52 556

Faculty units[edit]

  • Institute of Biology
  • Institute of Animal Breeding
  • Department of Genetics
  • Department of Environmental Hygiene and Animal Welfare
  • Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Management
  • The Laboratory of Electronic Microscopy

Fields of study[edit]

  • Food Safety
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Animal Husbandry

Post-graduate studies[edit]

  • 4-year full-time studies of Animal Husbandry

Power to confer academic degrees of[edit]

  • doctor and doctorus habilitatus in the field of Animal Husbandry.

The Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy[edit]

 The Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy

Address: pl. Grunwaldzki 24 A, 50-363 Wrocław

telephone: +48 71 320-15-58, fax: +48 71 320-15-57

Faculty units[edit]

  • Institute of Building
  • Institute of Environmental Engineering
  • Institute of Environmental Protection and Development
  • Institute of Landscape Architecture
  • Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Spatial Economy
  • Experiment and Education Station in Mściwojów
  • Office of International and Domestic Programmes
  • Library and Reading Room

Fields of study[edit]

  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geodesy and Cartography
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Spatial Economy
  • Safety Engineering
  • Water Engineering and Management

Post-graduate studies[edit]

  • Real estate appraisal
  • Real estate management

Doctoral studies[edit]

4-year full-time studies in the discipline of environmental development

Power to confer academic degrees of[edit]

  • doctor and habilitated doctor in the field of agriculture – in the discipline of environmental protection and development
  • doctor and habilitated doctor in the field of technological sciences – in the discipline of geodesy and cartography
 The Faculty of Food Science

The Faculty of Food Science[edit]

Address: ul. Chełmońskiego 37/41, 51-630 Wrocław

telephone: +48 71 320 77 42, fax: +48 71 320 77 44

Faculty units[edit]

  • Department of Animal Products Technology and Quality Management
  • Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Food Storage and Technology
  • Department of Fruit, Vegetable and Cereals Technology
  • Department of Human Nutrition

Fields of study[edit]

  • Biotechnology
  • Commodity science
  • Food Technology and Human Nutrition
  • Food Quality Management and Analysis
  • Human Nutrition

Post-graduate studies[edit]

  • European Union Studies AGRO-UNIA
  • Quality management systems and food safety
  • Human nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention

Doctoral studies[edit]

4-year full-time courses in the following disciplines: Food Technology, Biotechnology.

The Faculty of Life Sciences and Technology[edit]

 The Faculty of Life Sciences and Technology

Address: pl. Grunwaldzki 24A, 50-363 Wrocław

Telephone: +48 71 320 15 35, fax: +48 71 320 15 35

Faculty units[edit]

  • Institute of Economics and Social Sciences
  • Institute of Soil Science and Environmental Protection
  • Institute of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Botany and Plant Ecology
  • Department of Physics and Biophysics
  • Department of Genetics, Plant Breeding and Seed Production
  • Department of Plant Protection
  • Department of Agricultural Systems and Green Areas Management
  • Department of Horticulture
  • Department of Crop Production
  • Department of Plant Nutrition
  • Faculty Internship Office
  • Faculty Office of EU Projects

Fields of study[edit]

  • Agribusiness
  • Applied Plant Biotechnology
  • Economics
  • Plant Medicine
  • Environmental Protection
  • Renewable Energy and Waste Management
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural and Forestry Engineering
  • Production Engineering and Management

Doctoral studies[edit]

4-year full-time courses in the following disciplines: Agronomy, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering

Power to confer academic degrees of[edit]

  • Habilitated doctor (dr hab.) and doctor (PhD) in agricultural sciences in the disciplines of: Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, and Horticulture

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine[edit]

Address: ul. C. K. Norwida 31, 50-375 Wrocław

Telephone: 71 320 5107, 71 3205 244, fax: 71 328 1567

Faculty units[edit]

  • Department of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Department of Biostructure and Animal Physiology
  • Department of Internal Medicine and Clinic of Diseases of Horses, Dogs and Cats
  • Department of Epizootiology and Clinic of Birds and Exotic Animals
  • Department of Food Hygiene and Consumer Health Protection
  • Department of Immunology, Pathophysiology and Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • Department and Clinic of Surgery
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Reproduction and Clinic of Farm Animals
  • Computer Lab
  • Faculty Vivarium

Fields of study[edit]

  • Veterinary Medicine

Doctoral studies[edit]

4-year full cycle studies in the field of Veterinary Medicine

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°6′40″N 17°3′50″E / 51.11111°N 17.06389°E / 51.11111; 17.06389