Course syllabus E15-0006-I - Bioeconomy (FEM - WS 2020/2021)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code: E15-0006-I
Course unit title:
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
3 hours weekly / 39 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
seminar1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Semester: Business Economics - master (required), 3. semester
Business Economics - master (required), 3. semester
Business Economics - master (required), 3. semester
Level of study: 2.
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
Within semester students will write 2 tests each per 20 points. Presentation of case studies for 10 points and written examination 60 points. Max. 100 points. To achieve A is necessary to obtainted min. 93 points, B min. 86 points, C min. 79 points, D min. 72 points and to achieve evaluation E min 64 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of this course is to familiarize students to different facets of the bioeconomy. These include the origins of the bioeconomy the different scientific and technological determinants of the contemporary bioeconomy, the status of the sometimes lauded, sometimes decried biotechnology revolution, the sustainability paradigms that are associated with the bioeconomy, the growth of biobusiness, and the economic impact on countries and regions. The foundations of the bioeconomy will also include the role of citizens as co-creators of social innovation, and the geography of innovation and human resources. By the end of the course students will have knowledge and understanding of key definitions and theories about what the bioeconomy means.

Course contents:
Course content includes issues of bioeconomics, perspectives of a bioeconomics, vision and objectives for a biobased economy, ensuring sustainable agriculture production, securing global nutrition, producing health and safe foods, useage of the renewable resources for industry, developing biomass-based energy carriers, biomass production and energy utilization of biomass in Slovak Republic, bioenergy and sustainability, renewable energy- biomass, bioliquids and biofuels, costs and production function in Bio-Economy- removing the limitations of Cobb Douglas function, using a bio-economic models to assess the cost – effectiveness of measures against nitrogen pollution, integration of bio-economic farm modeling for biodiversity assessment at landscape level, economics of biogas plants algae biofuels: versatility for the future of bioenergy.

Recommended or required reading:
• Albrecht, J. 2010. The Knowledge Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) in Europe: Achievements and Challenges.
• BECOTEPS. (2011). The European Bioeconomy in 2030: Delivering Sustainable Growth by Addressing the Grand Societal Challenges.
• Bielik, P. et al. 2013: Sustainable Development and Agribusiness
• Carlson, R. 2007. Laying the foundations for a bio-economy. Systems and Synthetic Biology.
• Gaskell, G. et al. 2011. The 2010 Eurobarometer on the life sciences. Nature Biotechnology. 29:113-114
• Gurčík, Ľ.,Adamičková, I., Porhajáš, V., Turčeková, N. 2012: Metodologické aspekty hodnotenia ekonomickej efektívnosti výroby ovocia v podmienkach SR.Monografia. Nitra 2012. ISBN: 978-80-552-0925-8
• Hager, B., Tóthová, A. 2010: Podpora obnoviteľných zdrojov energie na Slovensku. ISBN: 978-80-805-7847-3
• Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg, London, 2011: Bio- Economic Models Applied to Agricultural Systems. ISBN : 978-94-007-1901-9

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
subject is lectured in winter semester
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 422

36,7 %
13,7 %18,0 %14,2 %
17,4 %
0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof.h.c. doc. Ing. Izabela Adamičková, PhD. (instructor)
Ing. Tatiana Bullová, PhD. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Dominika Čeryová, PhD. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Alisher Yerkinuly Kabylda (instructor)
Ing. Zuzana Kapustová, PhD. (instructor)
prof.h.c. doc. Ing. Natália Turčeková, PhD. (lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification:
22. 10. 2019
Supervisor: prof.h.c. doc. Ing. Natália Turčeková, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Iveta Kunová on 10/22/2019.

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