The Institute was established with the integration of two previous institutes, the Institute of Animal Sciences and Wildlife Management and the Institute of Animal Nutrition and Technology.
The diverse functions of the Institute comprise the operation and control of Wildlife Management Engineer BSc Course, several undergraduate diploma courses as well as the Specialised Wildlife Management Engineer Course and supervising two specialisations of the Agricultural Engineer BSc Course, the agricultural entrepreneur specialisation and the companion animal breeding specialisation. At the same time the lecturers of the Institute teach a number of theoretical and practical training courses. The Institute organises and monitors the students’ compulsory weekly practice and the practice semester that must be completed in the seventh term.
The mission of the Institute is to teach about the domestication of farm animals, breeding, feeding, genetics, hygiene, health, reproduction, maintenance, technology, theoretical knowledge and also practical training both in Agricultural Engineer BSc Course and on the undergraduate diploma courses. When teaching the disciplines, the Institute endeavour to impart up-to-date knowledge and information
In Wildlife Management Engineer BSc Course and in Specialised Wildlife Management Engineer Course the lecturers of the Institute teach courses in connection with wildlife protection, wildlife management, hunting, and animal nutrition.
The weekly practice is compulsory for all the students. It can be completed on the Pilot Farm, in agricultural enterprises or at wildlife management units. One of the duties of the Institute is to organise and control this practice. The shooting practice compulsory for wildlife management engineer students is held at the shooting range of the Faculty.
When establishing the education structure of the optional subjects our Institute consider the needs of students as well as the demand of the production sectors.
It is also the responsibility of the Institute to provide an adequate basis for students who wish to continue their studies in MSc education.
The research activity of the Institute involves the following animal species: cattle, pig, poultry, sheep, goat, roe deer and wild boar. The facilities available for our Institute (animal house, feed-examination laboratory, gas-analytical mini laboratory) provide us possibility to carry out applied research. We try to co-operate in team work together with other institutes, research organisations of the university as well as with national and international institutes.
Talented student who are interested in research are also involved. They can use the scientific results in their theses and scientific papers and it is also possible for them to appear as co-authors in publications.