WROCŁAW UNIVERSITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND LIFE SCIENCES (WUELS) is one of the best specialized Universities in the country. It focuses its wide-ranging activities on education and research covering agriculture and related sciences. The profile of the WUELS and its mission are directly involved in transformation programmes dealing with rural development and food quality and management, with full respect paid to social support and interaction. The knowledge acquired and the research projects carried out at the WUELS make provision for future development, regarding all aspects of environmentally sustainable development, which is friendly to human and animal welfare.
At present, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, a well-recognised scientific and educational centre, is the only agricultural University in the south-west region of Poland. The WUELS employs about 1,600 people, among them 748 are academic teachers. Young faculty represents more than 200 graduate students and 380 scientists under 35 years. Nearly 10 thousand of students are enrolled on 5 faculties in the WUELS. Two campuses located in the centre of Wroclaw have a modern teaching facilities, well-equipped laboratories, and lecture halls. In 2015, high-tech Centre for Geo-Info-Hydro was opened and scientific equipment with a total value of over PLN 16 million was purchase.
The WUELS is also a leader in innovation. In terms of granted patents it ranks second among Polish Universities (79 patents granted in 2015, 310 in the last 5 years). Three of its faculties gained the status of Leading National Research Centre (KNOW) within the framework of Wrocław Centre for Biotechnology consortium in the field of agricultural sciences. First implementation in Poland of the results of research and development co-financed by the EU was developed at the WUELS and it concerned the technology of permanent retain of water in the soil.
In 2017 Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences was featured in the international Shanghai Ranking among the best universities in the world in Food Science & Technology category (201-300).