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The Poznań University of Life Sciences is open to the needs of the Wielkopolska region, Poland and the European Union. Thus it maintains close contacts with the economy. Practical results of our research are evident not only in the form of publications or granted patents, but also our participation in conferences, seminars, or science and art festivals and different events. We present our achievements at different types of international and national fairs and exhibitions. We frequently win these competitions and receive gold medals. An increasing interest of economic entities and physical persons in the results of research conducted at our university is manifested in the number of commissions for the realisation of different types of studies, expert opinions, evaluations, etc. Services and extension activity are offered by all the Faculties as well as separate teaching units. Our university may realise commissioned research tasks at laboratories, greenhouses and experimental stations. The collection of the Main Library is made available to the public.





Agricultural biotechnology


Industrial biotechnology and its application in food production

  • Obtaining and characterization of bioactive substances
  • The use of modified microorganisms to produce desired metabolites
  • Bacteriocins and their application in food production
  • Biotechnology in quality control and safety assessment of food


Medical biotechnology


Environmental biotechnology

  • Bioremediation

Dietetics and functional food

  • Designing, chemical analysis, sensory analysis and evaluation of functional properties of food with targeted health-promoting effects

  • Designing and evaluation of the quality of meat and meat products

  • Designing and evaluation of the quality of food of plant origin

  • Physicochemical analysis and assessment of the influence of various factors on the properties of food

  • Designing and evaluation of the quality of milk and dairy products,36

  • Evaluation of food quality and safety, good production practices and management systems in food industry

  • Biochemical and qualitative analysis of food

Food quality and safety

  1. Technological  determinants , modification and evaluation of food quality
  2. Systematic approach to food safety and quality assurance
  3. Authenticity as an attribute of high quality food
  4. Improving methods  for  extension of food shelf  life
  5. Innovative processing and trends in utilization of new raw material
  6. Modeling of food changes during storage  and application of  multidimensional data  analysis in food sciences
  7. Diagnosing the impact of  agri-food industry on environment and implementation of sustainable practices .
  8. Legislative determinants  of  food safety and quality

Green energy and agro-energy


Information Technology

  • Advanced IT
  • Geomatic technologies. Terrestrial, aerial and satellite remote sensing for spatial imaging and analyses

Sustainable agriculture and horticulture

  • Sustainable vegetable production
  • Sustainable horticulture
  • Sustainable development strategies

Environment development

  • Landscape and urban greenery development
  • Environmental engineering and development of non-urbanized areas
  • Protection and remediation of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
  • Biological monitoring
  • Protection of biodiversity

Livestock production

  • Animal models in the research on genetic and physiological bases of human diseases
  • Alternative sources of proteins in animal feeding, treatment and disease prevention


  • Development of economic and infrastructural functions of forests
  • Timber management optimization; modern timber harvesting technologies

Economics in food management and rural areas

  • Competitiveness of Polish agri-food enterprises
  • Problems involved in the development of the agri-food sector and rural areas in the context of the Poland’s accession to the EU
  • Analysis of the economic and financial situation, food management and rural areas
  • Economic and financial efficiency, organization and legal and economic aspects of agri-business enterprises
  • Market and marketing research
  • Humanitarian and social problems behind the social and economic development and their implications for the social policy