Mendel University in Brno (MENDELU) is a public institution with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research that has driven new ways of thinking since 1919 and proudly bears the name of Gregor Johann Mendel, the founder of modern genetics. MENDELU offers more than 100 graduate degree programmes in the Czech and English languages. MENDELU comprises one university institute and five faculties.
The Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology as a part of the Faculty of AgriSciences was founded in 1990 in response to the societal need for a more comprehensive knowledge of the agricultural landscape in the context of sustainable development and offers a Bachelor's and Master's degree program in Agroecology. The research priorities are focused on solving landscaping problems in various contexts, innovative landscape engineering and environmental safety. The Department carries out a wide range of experimental activities both in the field and in laboratories and operates a water management and environmental research laboratory that includes a hydraulic circuit.