System of studies
At present our University is educating almost thirteen thousand students, at all levels including postgraduate and doctoral studies, of which almost eight thousand are full-time students.
Today twenty two fields of studies are offered within the framework of the full-times studies programme, while eighteen fields of study are offered for extramural students. In 2005, in accordance with the Bologna Declaration and the Resolution of the University Senate, a two stage education system was introduced for all fields of study. Within this system, depending on the field of study the undergraduate (1°) studies, i.e. leading to the Engineer/Bachelor degree, last for 3 to 4 years, while graduate studies (leading to the Master’s degree) last from 1 to 2 years. After completing undergraduate studies students may continue their education at the graduate level either as full-time or extramural students.
The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is applied at our University, thanks to which student exchange is possible both at the national and international level. The MostAR system is operating, within which students — starting from their third year of studies — may study for one semester or one year at another Polish university of life sciences or agricultural sciences.
Student exchange at the international level is organized e.g. thanks to the Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci
programmes. Moreover, the University offers 3°, i.e. doctoral, studies (approx. 300 doctoral students
within the full—time and extramural doctoral studies programmes), as well as postgraduate studies (approx. 400 students) and specialist studies (in pedagogy and rural household programmes).
Research work and teaching activties are ralised not only in 16 lecture halls (for 2450 students), 49 classrooms (for 1300 stdents), 36 laboratories (for 858 students), 3 technological workshops/workrooms (for 40 students), 9 computer laboratories (for 150 students), 12 seminar halls (for 365 students), but also at 12 experimental farms and stations, of which 8 are agricultural in profile, 1 agricultural and pomological, and 3 forestry experimental stations.
Our University offers a rich programme of vocational training. Every year over 500 students take an opportunity to go abroad, e.g. to Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Ireland and Holland. These training programmes are offered in the area of agriculture, horticulture, animal breeding, forestry and human nutrition.