For the fourth year in a row, Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek has organized an International Summer School from 3rd to 7th July 2023, this time with a slightly different theme and title Smart Agriculture and Environment.
The International Summer School was organized through the CEEPUS mobility program and the Agriculture and Environment in the 21st Century network - @groen. The Faculty had the opportunity to host 13 teachers, doctoral students and students from six partner universities and five countries: University of Mostar from Bosnia and Herzegovina, University of Montenegro from Podgorica, University of Szeged from Hungary, University of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Skopje from North Macedonia and University of Novi Sad from Serbia.
During five days, students and teachers had the opportunity to learn about the work of the Faculty and University, present their universities and their activities, participate in lectures and workshops related to digital agriculture, and take part in a thematic pub quiz.
After the welcoming words of the vice-dean for international cooperation and studies in English, Prof. Dr. Ivana Majić, the first lecture about Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek and the Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek was opened by Dr. Daniel Haman, institutional CEEPUS coordinator. After the presentation, Dr. Haman continued his presentation about the CEEPUS program at the Faculty, since the Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek is the most successful component of the CEEPUS program in Croatia with over 200 completed outgoing and incoming mobilities in the last 5 academic years.
Professors, assistants and students of the Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, Prof. Dr. Zdenko Lončarić, Ass. Prof. Dr. Ivan Plaščak, Prof. Dr. Ivona Djurkin Kušec, Denis Deže, M.Sc., Dr. Dorijan Radočaj and Lucija Magdić, B.Sc., during the next few days talked about smart agriculture and its application in agricultural practice. In addition to lectures and workshops, school participants also had the opportunity to visit the Kopački rit Nature Park and learn about nature conservation and protection projects in the Park itself. In addition, the participants got acquainted with the activities of Belje plus d.o.o. and visited the vineyards, winery and wine cellar, where they had the opportunity to put themselves in the short-term role of sommelier of Baranja wines.