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The priority of research and development in the faculty is to ensure the sustainability of basic and applied science that meets the needs of society. We work on developing national research and development programs of line ministries and other stakeholders. As a partner and advisor to the European Union on research policy to address its global challenges. We are increasing the international visibility of the field.

Science in numbers, 2020

749 academic staff, including 159 foreign lecturers and researchers

66 professors

57 researchers who are among the 1% most cited researchers in their field

1268 publications, of which 982 are high-level publications

41 H-index, ie number of publications per academic staff member, unlimited impact

275 new R&D projects

26 new Horizon 2020 projects

35 new research projects

54 graduates in doctoral studies

The faculty’s main fields of research and development are science, engineering and life sciences, green energy, new materials and technologies, computer science, digital technologies, robotics, bio- and eco-technologies, synthetic biology, biodiversity, adaptation to climate and environmental changes, molecular and cell biology, genetics, genomics, biomedicine, chemistry, physics, and interdisciplinary research that bind natural sciences to other disciplines.

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