Chair of Land Protection

Zdjęcie nagłówkowe otwierające podstronę: Chair of Land Protection Chair of Land Protection conducts scientific research which in part is of applied character and covers various aspects of environmental protection. The research outcome is published in scientific journals and monographs in Poland and abroad and very often results in patents and implementations. Thanks to the cooperation with scientific institutions in Poland and abroad, and with institutions implementing our solutions our scientists are well known in their field of research.  Our staff members are often invited to various national and international scientific boards of science institutions, organisations, international conferences, and they are members of committees of the Polish Academy of Sciences   

Research areas:

  •  technologies of waste utilisation and management
  • the impact of waste on the natural environment
  • water supply and sewage disposal
  • the transformation of soil organic matter
  • the protection of soil environment, especially land reclamation processes
  • monitoring changes in the natural environment caused by anthropopression
  • geographical aspects of environmental protection
  • inventory, valorisation, protection and management of landscape
  • anthropogenic transformation of landscape

 Study programmes:

 Landscape Architecture

The aim of the programme is to study and shape the structure of the landscape and prepare students for steering their own and social development. The programme shows the structure and functioning of natural environment (including characteristic features, functions and the shaping of the landscape) in both natural and anthropogenic ecosystems. It gives students knowledge and skills needed for the designing and shaping of landscape, in particular green areas. Students take part in numerous field classes, which makes studying more interesting and broadens students’ practical competence.

Engineer’s degree documents graduate’s competence and skills in natural sciences, technology, agriculture, art and socioeconomics allowing them to shape the areas and objects of landscape architecture according to the functional, biological and aesthetic human needs.

Students can further develop their knowledge and skills in the Student Research Group of Landscape Architecture.

Environmental protection

Students of Environmental Protection acquire knowledge and skills in mathematical and natural sciences, chemistry, biology, technology, land science, technological issues relevant to environmental protection and processes occurring in the environment while studying such subjects as: technology in environmental protection, techniques of environmental restoration, or bioenergy technologies. Interdisciplinary character of the study programme, opportunity of receiving an engineer’s degree and numerous field classes make this programme very attractive for future environmental experts.

Students can further develop their knowledge and skills in student research groups: Ecology Research Group or Hydrology Research Group.

Future Careers:

Landscape Architecture:
  Graduates can work:

  • independently – starting their own  designing studios
  • in designing agencies and landscape architecture firms as managers
  • in local government and state units
  • at school (after completing a teacher’s training speciality)
  • in research units studying the natural environment and landscape
  • in firms designing, building and maintaining landscape architecture structures
  • in firms preparing landscape development plans, including heritage sites

Environmental Protection:
Graduates can work in:

  • inspectorates for environmental protection, sanitary inspectorates;
  • units supervising national parks, landscape parks, etc.;
  • scientific-research units and implementation agencies connected directly or indirectly with environmental protection, e.g. biological, microbiological, biotechnological, or waste laboratories
  • primary and secondary schools (after completing a teacher training course)
  • expert groups promoting environmental protection
  • water, waste and sewage management units 
  • undertake work in local government units (departments of environmental protection) regional directorates for environmental protection



Contact:

Chair of Land Protection
University of Opole
ul. Oleska 22 
45-052 Opole, Poland
Phone: +48 77 401 6020,
E-mail: kopz@uni.opole.pl

Erasmus+ website: http://www.kopz.uni.opole.pl/show.php?id=93&lang=pl

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