According to our research strategy we propose and develop agricultural technologies, products and product-chains aimed at an improved quality of life and healthier nutrition. To accomplish our goals, complex scientific innovation in biological technologies, as well in production, breeding, processing and marketing chains is essential. For the foreseeable future two main topics are highlighted for agricultural research: one is the conservation of natural resources and the other is the quality assurance of food products.

We convey cutting-edge knowledge and technologies to users in the form of innovation projects. To achive this, we undertake intensive applied research and development activities. These informations are available to agricultural enterprises in order to become successful, to improve economic efficiency, and to generate jobs to strengthen the position of people living from agriculture and the countryside. Therefore, the Faculty has good relations and runs research and development programs with Hungarian and foreign research institutes, universities and agricultural companies. The main goals of the Faculty are as follows:

  • Environmental management  and environment friendly industry.
  • Quality of life, production of healthy food and food consumption with special emphasis on animal nutrition, livestock breeding and husbandry, as well as the production of foods of animal origin.
  • Management of climate change with special emphasis on ecosystems and nature conservation, adaptive cultivation and livestock management systems.
  • Conservation and use of natural resources (wildlife management, forest, and natural ecosytems).
  • Biotechnology.

The main scientific fields covered by the institutes and departments of FAES are: biology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, ecology, ethology, microbiology, environmental analysis, water management and melioration, agronomy, animal breeding, animal husbandry, reproductive biology, fish biology and aquaculture management, wildlife ecology and wildlife management, animal nutrition, horticulture, quality assurance in agricultural production, plant improvement and genetics, crop production, plant protection, pasture management, soil science and management, environmental management, environmental protection, nature conservation, land use engineering, environmental economy, ecological agriculture, cultural ecology, landscape design, applied geoinformatics.

Students are encouraged to join research projects preparing their thesis and working within the framework of the local Student Research Program. The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences again reached a prominent position in 2008 at the national students’ research competition, where our students won several awards and special prizes. The Student Research Program has crucial role in assisting talented students and it is also an essential for application to postgraduate (PhD) courses.