The Czech film “Svět podle termitů” (The World According to Termites) from Director Jan Hošek won the LSFF 2017 grand prize with a financial reward of 3,000 Euro. In front of the eyes of the filled auditorium, Jan Hošek together with cameraman and the main protagonist doc. Jan Šobotník received the prize from CULS Rector Jiří Balík.
Could the Earth’s magnetic field affect the lateralities of dogs? This question was posed by scientists from the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. The results of their research were published by the prestigious scientific journal PLOS ONE on 25 September 2017.
On Monday 11 September, together with the university management, CULS Rector prof. Jiří Balík accepted successful young biologists who had represented the Czech Republic in July at the 28th International Biology Olympiad in Coventry, UK.
On 12 September, with the participation of public figures and individuals from the academic sphere, the Center for Economic and Managerial Studies II of the CULS Faculty of Economics and Management was opened.
According to a study by scientists from the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (Berlin, Germany), climate change and land use will cause significant changes in the composition of fish communities in the river network by 2050. The article was published by the prestigious scientific journal Global Change Biology.
A recent study in the Nature Climate Change journal, published by an international team of experts from the CULS Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences and the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, shows that ongoing climate change will significantly increase the frequency of large-scale calamities of economic forests.
At noon on Saturday, 10 June, good old swing performed by the CULS Life Orchestra welcomed the first graduates who arrived to the CULS Prague – Suchdol campus. Approximately four and a half thousand came to CULS during the afternoon.
A new version of the Senoseč online mobile app with new profiles for farmers and gamekeepers developed by the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Czech University of Life Sciences will help to save animals during haymaking more efficiently.
As part of this year’s Advent Concert, held in the graduation hall of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague on 1st December 2016, the winners of this year’s top university sportsman/sportswoman contest for 2016 have been awarded by the Rector of CULS.
The winner of the 6th Life Sciences Film Festival is “Soil Farmers” by the Dutch director Joris van der Kamp and Fransjan de Waard. The Award of the Ministry of Agriculture goes to Germany and director Ute de Groot for her film “Food Race”.
The competition for new apps for mobile platforms was sponsored by CULS and the Ministry of Environment with an endowment of 100 000 CZK. The apps for smart phones and tablets are a complement to the existing web platform www.senosec.czu.cz and have been successfully tested in situ. The Minister of Environment, Mr Richard Brabec, and Assoc. Prof. Petr Heřmánek, PhD, CULS Vice Rector, presented the apps to the public at the CULS Farm in Lány on 2 June 2016.
A panel discussion about TTIP and its impact on agriculture, food quality and food security, was organised in the framework of FORUM CZU on 29 March 2016 at the Technical Faculty Round Hall at CULS Prague.