Inventive Activity of FVHE Departments
Realization of research and development is a necessary condition for the assessment of not only educational, but also the overall inventive activities of the faculty, which comprise an essential prerequisite for recognition of credits and the standing of the FVHE within the European system of veterinary education.
Scientific-research Activity of FVHE
The scientific-research activities of FVHE are focused on the sphere of medical and hygienic safety of food and raw materials of animal as well as vegetable origin, namely from the perspective of their ecological production, safety and quality.
The scientific and research activities represent a considerable proportion of the overall inventive activities of the academic staff and like any other activities they require observance of the generally valid rules of social activities. In accordance with the European union conception in the field of food safety issues, the research at the FVHE is oriented towards monitoring of the raw materialor food from its source until the end consumer.
A substantial part of the results has an application value and is implemented into the agricultural primary production, into the technological processes during the food production and into the veterinary hygienic and monitoring activities. The strategic objective of the scientific and developing activities of the faculty for the upcoming years remains food safety and quality in terms of veterinary hygienic and monitoring activities.
Research Project of FVHE
The crucial moment in the area of science, research and development, which led to the intensification of the research activities at the FVHE, was obtaining of the faculty-wide research project of the faculty as an integrating point uniting the individual workplaces, whose solution time includes the years 2005 – 2011.
This new research project was classified in the MŠMT selection procedure on the basis of its content’s topicality and quality of the project’s processing into the A category, i.e. among the completely financed research projects without the financial participation of the research workplace.
The research project is oriented towards the veterinary aspects of food safety and quality, which represent the most risky area from the point of view of food wholesomeness in full extent of the issue of consumer’s protection against the food dangers. The concept of the research project is based on the set scope prescribed by the European union in order to increase the consumer’s confidence in food safety. It accepts the modern European trend of solving the food safety issue based on monitoring the food from its source in the primary production until the end consumer. It shall solve the problem of recognition and identification of the individual threats, which are effective by the medium of food and might endanger people’s health. It covers comprehensively the whole issue of food safety and quality from the ecologic conditions of production of raw materials for food production, production of feed and animal nutrition, animal health production, animal protection and welfare, hygiene and wholesomeness of products and food and also the issues of veterinary protection of public health.
Research at Individual Departments
The research at the Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology is organized in sections and realized in the individual departments of the faculty. The scientific-research activities are financed by the institutional funds allotted by the university to the faculty and then to the individual departments or the non-subsidy means obtained from competitions for financial support within various kinds of grants and projects, and finally the resources of specified research, which are used to support research activities connected to students. A significant scientific potential of the individual departments of the faculty, participating in creation and presentation of the results of the science, research and development, consists of the academic staff together with the doctorands.
The scientific laboratories in the individual departments are equipped with modern instrumentation and equipment, so they are comparable with similar workplaces in this country as well as abroad. The achieved results are thus credible, standard and comparable.