The Faculty of Agronomy, Čačak is a public higher education institution founded in 1978 as part of the University of Kragujevac. The Faculty was accredited in 2008 and reaccredited in 2013 under the Bologna Process. The 2019 reaccreditation process is underway.
We offer bachelor’s degrees in General Agronomy, Food Technology, Fruit and Grape Growing, and Zootechnics, master’s degrees in Agronomy and Food Technology, and a doctoral degree in Agronomy.
The Faculty consists of nine departments, including the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Biology, Microbial Biotechnology and Plant Protection; Soil and Agricultural Machinery; Field and Vegetable Crop Production; Fruit and Grape Growing; Animal Husbandry and Animal Raw Materials Processing Technology; Food Technology; Organisational Economics; and Mathematics, Physics and Engineering Sciences.
The consumer society and the race for huge amounts of cheap food have led to inhumane applications of scientific findings in many spheres of human activity. The widespread use of chemicals and genetic engineering in primary agriculture and the use of additives, preservatives and antioxidants in the food industry have brought about pollution problems. Therefore, market requirements related to quality, packaging, design, etc. are becoming increasingly stringent. The skilled use of modern agricultural practices and process optimisation in the food processing industry have become imperative for the production of high-quality food, and can be ensured only through active participation of highly educated personnel. We are aware of the increasing importance of university education. Based on our commitment to meeting academic standards, we strive to ensure continuous quality improvement of our study programmes and research activities to adapt to the contemporary requirements of science and practice, and the rapidly changing needs of the economy. Through the integration of teaching, science, research, innovative efforts and extension activities, we take actions to transfer knowledge and skills to both the economic sector and society at large.