Faculty of Animal Sciences and Bioeconomy
|Faulty of||Animal Sciences and Bioeconomy|
|Governance||Dean: Prof. dr hab. Joanna Barłowska|
The goals and values of the Faculty of Animal Sciences and Bioeconomy, as an affiliated unit of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, are similar to those included in the mission of the university in terms of implementation of the teaching process.
The main objectives are:
All the activities are performed in accordance with the highest ethical and moral standards.
The goals of the faculty, as a member of the community of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin and a public entity, are:
The main goal of the Faculty is to educate specialists for the labour market, mainly for the region of south-eastern Poland, and to get involved in education conducted at other faculties of the University, i.e. Biology, Environmental Protection, Biocosmetology, Food Science, Food Technology and Nutrition, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Landscape Architecture, Spatial Management, Tourism and Recreation, Environmental Engineering, Bioengineering and Veterinary Medicine. Regarding the subjects of the faculties, it is planned to constantly improve the quality of education, develop the curricula and implement the latest achievements of modern science. There is constant cooperation of the university and the socio-economic environment to adapt the curriculum to the current needs of the labour market, It is planned to expand the teaching offer in foreign languages, mainly in English. The personnel of the university is involved in organising internship and apprenticeship contracts with leading business entities. The careers of the graduates of the university are observed and their achievements are constantly promoted. The university supports the activities of students who belong to scientific associations.
It is planned to continue the active promotion of the Faculty of Animal Sciences and Bioeconomy among high school students to familiarise them with the educational offer. The strategy of the faculty is also to provide great care of the staff and to ensure constant development of the research and teaching personnel to guarantees a high level of classes. To ensure appropriate quality of education, evaluation of academic lecturers is performed on regular basis, also by their students. The background and professional experience of the lecturers is verified to make sure that it related to the courses conducted by the staff. It is planned to modernise the laboratories and to purchase modern measuring instruments and research equipment. It is also forecasted to increase the offer of education at the postgraduate level.
Educational and research base
The facilities of the Faculty of Animal Sciences and Bioeconomy are of satisfactory standard and there is modern laboratory equipment in many units of the faculty. There are also 2 computer rooms. The main goal is to gradually adapt classrooms and research rooms to the current standards and to equip them with modern devices. To achieve that, the organisational units of the faculty try to obtain some grants, e.g., from structural funds, scientific projects.
The research and educational base of the faculty is suitable for the employees to conduct studies and teach students. Presently, the personnel of 3 organisational units of the faculty, thanks to the great commitment of the management and staff, are in charge of the teaching and research stations. Those are: Laura Kaufman Didactic and Research Station of Small Animals in Felin with a modern chicken farm, a poultry house, a quail house and an apiary (with, i.a., hens of breeds which are included in the programme of genetic resources conservation, e.g. Green-legged Partridge and Polbar), T. Efner didactic and research centre for small ruminants in Bezek with experimental herds of sheep and goats, including the native breed of sheep – Uhruska, the Equestrian Centre in Felin with 3 stables, 2 indoor riding halls and 1 professional outdoor riding arena. The experimental farm in Uhrusk is designed for livestock farming. There are sheep, gees and a herd of dairy cattle kept, a free-standing barn with a deep litter system and a milking parlor. Native breeds of animals are maintained on the farm, i.e. Uhruska Sheep and Polish White-backed cattle and since 2020 – Bilgoraj goose. On the Experimental Farm in Czesławice, there are 500 pigs raised in a deep litter system with feeding and watering equipment that guarantees constant access to fresh water and feed which is of great importance for their health. A herd of 20 pigs of Puławska breed is also kept on the farm. This enables practical training (outdoor activities, internships) for students of such courses as, i.a., Zootechnics, Animal Behaviour, Animal Care and Animal-assisted Therapy, Physical Education and Qualified Agritourism. The personnel of the faculty plans to continue the cooperation with, i.a., farms that keep different species of animals, with animal shelters, feed and food producers to improve the educational process.