Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Short history of the Faculty
The school has grown into the Kaposvár University Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was founded in 1961 as an Agricultural Junior College. During the seventies the institution became an Agricultural College with a three-year study programme leading to a production engineer BSc degree in animal science. Keszthely University incorporated the Agricultural College as a faculty in the eighties. During this period students could earn an agricultural engineer MSc degree through a five-year course of study. The faculty was a part of PANNON Agricultural University from the early nineties until Kaposvár University incorporated it in the year 2000. Now students in the Kaposvár University Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences follow courses of study in accordance with the Bologna-system leading to internationally recognized advanced degrees.
Short introduction of the Faculty
More than 91 percent of the faculty staff hold a high level scientific degree. Most of them are internationally acknowledged experts with memberships in as many as 178 international and national scientific organizations. They publish more than 500 papers and participate in 80 conferences every year. The faculty maintains formal co-operative relationships with 27 foreign universities and research institutes. Due to the active participation of its students in research work, the faculty consistently does well in Scientific Student Conferences. In 2004 the Faculty of Animal Science received the Most Innovative University Faculty Award and in 2009 it ranked 7th out of 168 faculties in the field of talent nursing.
Kaposvár University's educational infrastructure meets the highest standards. The campus boasts well-equipped lecture and seminar rooms, excellent laboratories, a Study Farm cultivating 1129 hectares and raising all major farm animal species, a Game Farming Center (deer and wild boar), an Equestrian Academy, and a fully equipped and staffed Health Center. Students have the University Library at their disposal, which contains more than 250 thousand books and documents and 30 computers with access to electronic databases. Up to 80 percent of students can be accommodated at the student hostel in double bedrooms (en-suite bath, television and Internet connection, shared kitchen and laundry, sauna, gym, etc.). Students even have the unique opportunity to bring their dogs with them to school, since dog-kennels are available on campus.