The Faculty of Environmental Sciences was established on July 1st 2007 with the authorization of the Accreditation Committee of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (20/6/2007) and by the approval of the Academic Senate of the CULS (26/6/2007), when the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Sciences divided into two entities: the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences and Faculty of Environmental Sciences. The Faculty consists of six departments (Land Use and Improvement, Ecology, Applied Ecology, Applied Geoinformatics and Spatial Planning, Water Resources and Environmental Modelling, Environmental Geosciences), which cover the entire scope of education and science at the Faculty. The Faculty provides a full three-level system of study according to the Bologna Declaration. It combines an environmental section and a landscape section.
At the moment, the Faculty offers accredited study programmes:
- for a bachelor's degree (taught in Czech only)
Landscape, Technical and Administration Services
- for a master's degree (taught in Czech, English or both)
Applied Ecology (CZ)
Environmental Geosciences (EN)
Environmental Modelling (CZ/EN)
Landscape Engineering (CZ)
Landscape and Land Management (CZ)
Nature Conservation (CZ/EN)
Regional Environmental Administration (CZ)
Land and Water Management (EN)
Landscape Planning (EN)
- for a PhD degree (all in Czech or English)
Applied and Landscape Ecology
Soil Protection and Reclamation
Agricultural and Forestry Hydrology
The FES also provides education at two remote locations – in Litvínov with secondary school Schola Humanitas and in Karlovy Vary.
The Faculty's staff consists in 17 professors, 25 associate professors, 63 senior lecturers and 13 postdocs. There were approximately 3200 students in all types of programmes at the Faculty in the 2013/2014 academic year.