The Association of European Life Sciences Universities (ICA), founded in 1988 as the Interfaculty Committee Agraria, is a network of more than 60 universities from the EU and neighbouring countries (European Higher Education Area, EHEA). Full Membership is currently open to all higher education institutions in Europe with a focus on the life sciences relating to agriculture, food, forestry, natural resources, rural development and the environment in the 46 countries subscribing to the Bologna process. Associate Membership is open to universities outside of the EHEA.
ICA links seven ICA Standing Committees under the umbrella of the ICA Council. The ICA Standing Committees have either a discipline or cross discipline support focus. The ICA Council acts as a forum to support networking and the initiation of new ventures between Standing Committees and ICA.
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The Standing Committees are members of the ICA Council which acts as a forum for dialogue between all parties with a view to preventing unnecessary competition, and to benefit from cooperation and the resulting synergy. For example, this has been of particular benefit in past ICA led projects where IROICA, AGRIMBA, SILVA have jointly contributed to project development and execution.
A) Subject Specific Networks
AGRIMBA, International Network for the MBA Agribusiness and Commerce
ERABEE, Network for Education and Research in Agricutlural and Biosystems Engineering in Europe
IFA, ISEKI Food Association
SILVA, European Forest Science Academic Network
B) Support networks
AGRINATURA, The European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development
CASEE, The ICA Regional Network for Central and South Eastern Europe
ICA - Edu, The ICA Network for Innovation in Higher Education in the Life Sciences (formerly the European Conference of Higher Agricultural Education, ECHAE)
I.S.L.E., Association The Association brings together professionals from arround Europe, who focus on Innovation, Teaching and Promoting Sustainable Development in the Life, Applied and Social Sciences in Europe and worldwide
IROICA, the International Relations Officers’ Network of the Association for European Life Science Universities
Contacts at CULS Prague
CONTACTS at CULS Prague
ICA Network & ICA Standing Committees
- Vice Rector Assoc. Prof. Michal Lošťák
- Jaromir Nemec