Education and training

Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment provides university education in the fields of Chemistry and Biology within all three levels of higher education, i.e. bachelor (BSc), master (MSc) and doctoral (PhD).

Doctoral study fields

  • Environmental chemistry
  • Ecotoxicology

Master studies

  • Environmental chemistry
  • General biology, specialization in Ecotoxicology
  • Mathematical biology

Bachelor studies

  • General biology, specialization in Ecotoxicolog
  • Mathematical biology

Pc schoolroomStudies are open to applicants interested in interdisciplinary studies of chemistry, biology, mathematics and statistics. Studies in Environmental chemistry and Ecotoxicology are focused on issues of environmental stress and protection. Mathematical biology studies include management and analyses of biological, environmental and medical data.

Each year, about 30 bachelor students and 30 master students successfuly complete their studies at the Centre. Since 1994, more 60 PhD students finished and successfully defended their theses. Quality of the education is acknowledged by number of student awards at various levels including dean's and rector's awards; national competitions of master students (Barbora Jedličková 2008); best student presentations at national and international conferences including e.g. SETAC Europe (best poster; Jiří Kohoutek in 2008), DIOXIN (best student presentations, Petr Kukučka in 2010) or EuCheMS mobility and carreer development scholarships (best student presentations; Romana Kurková and Petr Kukučka in 2010, Jitka Bečanová and Jan Kuta in 2011).

Foreign student

Students use quality lecture, seminary and computer rooms and laboratories for practical exercises. Student research projects (theses) form an important part of the studies and correspond to major research projects and reflect other applied activities of the Centre.

International students and professors working in the Centre (from UK, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and others) as well as existing international cooperations provide a stimulating study environment and offer a range of student mobility opportunities including European programmes such as ERASMUS and others.

For more information contact the deputy for education - Assoc. Prof. Jakub Hofman.

RECETOX Newsletter and Yearbook 2013
31.3.2014 | More information...

The Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment released its yearbook for 2013 on 25 March 2014.

10th Summer School on Toxic Compounds in the Evironment

10th year of the traditional Summer School we be held on June 23-28, 2014. For details see the events section.

RECETOX returns to Brazil
11.2.2014 | More information...

Centre for Environment of the Sao Paulo State (CETESB) in Brazil hosted in Sao Paulo another three week long course for specialists from Latin America (International Training Programme on Environmental Sound Management on Chemicals and Wastes, especially on POPs and mercury) on 20 January – 7 February 2014.

RECETOX helps implementing the EU legislation in Turkey
3.2.2014 | More information...

Professor Ivan Holoubek from our RECETOX is a team leader and leading expert for the international consortium NIRAS that builds institutional capacity for managing persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in line with the EU Regulation No. 850/2007/EC on POPs in a two year project “Technical assistance for implementation of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation” - EuropeAid/132428/D/SER/TR.

RECETOX-made database is now linked globally to GEOSS
22.1.2014 | More information...

The Tenth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-X) and the 2014 GEO Ministerial Summit, organized by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and hosted by Switzerland took place in the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG), Geneva, Switzerland, from 15 to 17 January 2014.

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