The Congress will take place on the campus of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (CZU). The campus is located in the northwest suburbs of Prague – in the district of Suchdol, approximately 20 minutes from the city centre. It is a quiet green-suburb with a few small protected areas near by. Due to its location, Prague a very good starting point for field excursions across the whole of Bohemia. During the Congress, we will offer various excursions.
The modern campus offers a concentration of all services and facilities in one place. There are six Faculties with classrooms and lecture halls, student dormitories, Menza (student dining hall), park, arboretum, restaurants and bars, parking, etc. All these facilities are within ten minutes’ walk of each other on the campus. Besides the student dormitories, there are three hotels in the immediate vicinity of the campus.
CZU follows the principles of CSR, and in the UI Green Metric World University Rankings 2019 it took 31st place (out of 780 universities; the best Czech university). There is a waste separation system across the campus and biowaste composting. CZU also follows a special programme for reduction of disposable plastics, for example by using Filermac (micro-filtered water for free, if you bring your own bottle).
For more than one thousand and one hundred years, visitors to Prague have been trying to give Prague a suitable name: stone Prague, golden Prague, magic Prague, hundred-spired Prague, Prague, mother of the all cities... Each of these highlight one of its many attractive features.
Hundred-spired Prague – as this name suggests, Prague is the city of architectural treasures. It might be impossible to count all the large and small spires of Prague churches, palaces and houses. This city has been developing for more than one thousand years, in the course of time many memorable buildings have been built. In spite of often having been destroyed, Prague was able to keep its enormous legacy. It excels in Romanesque monuments; it is known as a world-renowned work of Gothic city planning. The re-catholicization of the country was accompanied by a remarkable development of the Baroque style. Hundreds of artists, mainly from Italy and Germany, gave Prague its Baroque appearance, which the city has been preserving since that time. The countenance of Prague reflects every cultural period and every artistic style.
The name Magic Prague is known all over the world. Doctor Faust's Prague, Golem's Prague - this name was given to the city after the mythical clay giant symbolizing Jewish magic. Rudolphian Prague - after Emperor Rudolf II, who contributed to its reputation to a great extent. This emperor of alchemists, the admirer of occultism and Maecenas gathered in Prague one of the biggest collections of art of that time. The remains of this collection, still preserved in Prague, are remarkable. However, the emperor left behind something that cannot be taken from the city - the atmosphere of mystery.
CZU was founded in 1952 and consists of six faculties (Environmental Sciences; Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources; Economics and Management; Forestry and Wood Sciences; Engineering; Tropical AgriSciences) and one institute (Institute of Education and Communication). The University focuses on education and research activities of various aspects of sustainable natural resources utilization – forestry, agriculture, water management, landscape protection, country development, fishing, hunting, game keeping, soil protection, renewable resources, energy, bioenergetics, environmental education, environmental management, waste management, biotechnologies, food industry, etc. Conservation biology is an important part of education and research (including a study programme entitled Nature Conservation) – protected area management, endangered species protection, ecosystems management, etc. The University also cooperates with international research and educational institutions (international projects, summer schools, international study programmes etc.). The University offers bachelor’s and master’s programmes in English and Czech, as well as doctoral studies (Ph.D.). The University campus is unique among Czech universities in the sense of facility concentration. The University is located in a suburban area which enabled the creation of a green, open but centralized campus.
We realize that the current situation is uncertain and changes daily. We are closely monitoring travel information regarding the COVID-19 situation. We will be updating travel information regularly to keep you informed of all the details and measures as it gets closer to the Congress.
The Czech Republic shares the principles of the migration and visa policies of the European Union and the Schengen Area.
The official list of states and types of visa contacts is available on the web pages of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Czech University of Life Sciences is located on the north-western border of Prague, close to the Prague airport and with a very good access to the Prague city centre. The Prague Airport (Letiště Václava Havla) is located approximately 10 km away from the city centre and 5 km from the University Campus. Prague has an international connection with all the main European cities and other continents.
Czech Railways provides clean, efficient train service to almost every part of the country. Travel is cheap compared to Western standards as the Czech Railway system is well developed.
Long-distance coach connections tend to be faster, more frequent and marginally cheaper than train connections, and remoter locations require fewer transfers.
For a detailed description how to get from the major entry points of Prague to the University campus, go to Information about city transportation.