International Summer School on LAND DEGRADATION AND SUSTAINABLE LAND USE Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovak Republic

Summer school titled  “Land Degradation in Slovakia” took place at Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra from June 26 to July 1, 2017. Professor, head of department “Biotechnology’  Saparbekova Almira  and the students of  Biotechnology department KhussanovaUmida ,Kurbaniyazova Dina and Assan Aisulu participated.

Summer school was officially opened on June 26, 2017 by the local coordinator of the IUCLAND project, prof. Anna Bandlerová together with the supervisor of the summer school, prof. PavolBielek. Participants of the summer school were given basic information about the program, organizational issues, and final exam. During 6 days of summer school in Nitra, 15 lecturers from Slovakia and abroad delivered 17 lectures dealing with various topics related to land degradation and related issues.

Inseparable part of the program was field trip to University farm in Kolínany. The first part of the field trip involved visit of the unique and experimental Biogas station. In the next part of the field trip, participants visited the field with fast-growing plants. Summer school was officially concluded by prof. Bandlerová and prof. Bielek. During the final ceremony, students received certificate of attendance and transcript of records.