WROCLAW UNIVERSITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND LIFE SCIENCES (UPWr) is one of the best specialized Universities in the country. It focuses its wide-ranging activities on education and research covering agriculture and related sciences. The profile of the UPWr and its mission are directly involved in transformation programmes dealing with rural development and food quality and management, with full respect paid to social support and interaction. The knowledge acquired and the research projects carried out at the UPWr make provision for future development, regarding all aspects of environmentally sustainable development, which is friendly to human and animal welfare.
At present, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, a well-recognised scientific and educational centre, is the only agricultural University in the south-west region of Poland. The UPWr employs about 1,600 people, among them 748 are academic teachers. Young faculty represents more than 200 graduate students and 380 scientists under 35 years. Nearly 10 thousand of students are enrolled on 5 faculties in the UPWr.
The UPWr is also a leader in innovation. In terms of granted patents it ranks second among Polish Universities (79 patents granted in 2015, 310 in the last 5 years). Three of its faculties gained the status of Leading National Research Centre (KNOW) within the framework of Wrocław Centre for Biotechnology consortium in the field of agricultural sciences. First implementation in Poland of the results of research and development co-financed by the EU was developed at the UPWr and it concerned the technology of permanent retain of water in the soil.
The University cooperates on a large scale with business units, for example, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., Henkel, Hasko-Lek, Cargill, Grupa Maspex, and SKOTAN S.A. Plenty of technology and know-how rights were sold as part of this cooperation. In 2016, the UPWr completed the largest in the history of University research and development Biocervin project, which received PLN 64 million funding (the largest NCBiR funding in 2013), which results can be a breakthrough in regenerative medicine by formation of medical and cosmetic formulation with unique properties of regeneration. Four prototypes of medical devices are currently undergoing the registration process.
Two campuses located in the centre of Wroclaw have a modern teaching facilities, well-equipped laboratories, and lecture halls. In 2015, high-tech Centre for Geo-Info-Hydro was opened and scientific equipment with a total value of over PLN 16 million was purchase.
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The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Norwida 31; 50-375 Wrocław
The Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy ul. Grunwaldzka 55; 50-357 Wrocław
The Faculty of Life Sciences and Technology pl. Grunwaldzki 24A, 50-363 Wrocław
The Faculty of Biology and Animal Science ul. Chełmońskiego 38C; 50-630 Wrocław
The Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Science ul. Chełmońskiego 37, 51-630 Wrocław