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13 Akademicka Street, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
tel. (+ 48 81) 445-69-91, 445-65-81, 445-66-11



History

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 The Faculty of Biology, Animal Sciences and Bioeconomy (originally the Faculty of Animal Husbandry) was established on September 1, 1953, at that time still within the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University. In 1998, the name was changed from Faculty of Animal Husbandry to Faculty of Animal Biology and Breeding, and in 2016 it was changed again to Faculty of Biology, Animal Sciences and Bioeconomy. Currently the Faculty consists of 10 units – three institutes and seven departments. The Faculty is fullyauthorized to award academic degrees and the title of professor. Owing to the broad scope of interests of the Faculty’s staff, theyearnacademic degrees not only in the field of agricultural sciences in the discipline of animal science, but also in the discipline of food and nutrition technology and in the field of biological sciences. In the last parametric assessment of academic units (in 2017), the Faculty was assigned to category B. At present, there are 122 academic teachers employed in the Faculty, including 17 full professors, 6 associate professors with the title of professor, 8 associate professors of the University of Life Sciences, 32 assistant professors(adjuncts) with the degree of habilitated doctor, 48 assistant professors (adjuncts), 8 assistants, including 4 with a doctorate, 2 senior lecturers, and 43 engineering and technical employees.
The creative contribution of the Faculty’s staff to the creation and conservation of genetic resources of native animal breeds deserves special attention. Prof. Zdzisław Zabielski is widely recognized as the creator of the Gołębska (currently Puławska) breed of pig, while Prof. Laura Kaufman created the Polbar chicken breed, Prof. Adam Domański the Uhruska sheep (currently Polish Lowland sheep – Uhruska variety), and Prof. Janusz Maciejowski the Pastel fox.
Our professors have also made a significant contribution to the preservation and protection of numerous animal breeds, and in some cases their restitution. It is worth mentioning the tremendous commitment of Prof. Witold Głuchowski and Prof. Józef Zięba to the maintenance and conservation of the Green-legged Partridge Hen and the important role of Prof. Zygmunt Surdacki and Prof. Aleksandra Walkiewicz in protecting the Puławy pig, that of Prof. Ewald Sasimowski and Prof. Marian Kaproń in conserving the Polish Konik and Biłgoraj Horse, of Prof. Zygmunt Litwińczuk in the restitution of White-Backed cattle, and of Prof. Roman Dziedzic in protecting the capercaillie.
Since 2016 the Dean of the Faculty has been Prof. Joanna Barłowska.
The Faculty is continually expanding its educational offerings. We currently have students in tenareas of study:Animal Science, Environmental Protection, Biology, with concentrations in applied biology and forensic biology, Occupational Health and Safety, Hippology and Horse Riding, Food Safety and Certification, Animal Behaviour, Consultancy in Rural Areas, Physical Education and Qualified Agritourism, and Equine Management and Care. At present, there are about 1,700 students studying at the Faculty. Since 1996 the Faculty has also offered doctoral studies, which have thus far been undertaken by 188 candidates, 73 of whom have completed their dissertation defence. The Faculty also offers post-graduate studies (Food Analytics, Safety and Certification; Laboratory Analytics in Environmental Protection; Management of Environmental Systems; and Forensic Genetics).
Since 1966 the Student Scientific Society of Biologists and Animal Breeders has operated within the Faculty, with students in 24 specialized sections. The Society’s scientific tutor is Dr Witold Chabuz. Since 2007 a Student Scientific Society for Environmental Protection has operated as well, with four specialized sections. The Society’s scientific tutor is Prof. Bożena Nowakowicz-Dębek.
Since 1983, the scientific journal Annales UMCS sectio EE, Zootechnica has been associated with the activity of the Faculty. In 2017, the name of the journal was changed to Journal of Animal Science, Biology and Bioeconomy. The editor-in-chief of the journal is Associate Professor of the University of Life Sciences Mariusz Florek.