The University comprises of six faculties which have the right to confer doctoral degree and award postdoctoral degree. The University employs approximately 1,700 people, including more than 800 academic teachers, of whom 30 percent are independent researchers.
Research, which is conducted, by scientific institutions at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin in the laboratories, clinics, experimental and private farms represents a valuable contribution to the development of agricultural and veterinary sciences. Numerous publications in reputable national and international scientific journals reflect the value of scientific achievements. Expanded cooperation with the business sector (manufacturing plants, meat processing plants, sugar refineries, breweries, etc.) results in a large number of reported and obtained patents, utility models and implementations.
Directions of research: optimization of soil properties for production, land reclamation, regeneration and development of soils in degraded and devastated areas, utilization of waste materials in environment shaping, circulation of elements in natural and anthropogenic eco-systems with regard to soil–fertilization–plant–animal connection, the use of micro-organisms in agriculture and environment protection, socio-economic conditioning of company development and competitiveness in agri-business, the condition of tourism in rural areas and its development prospects, modern technologies in plant cultivation, biological progress in agriculture, genetic, farming and biotechnological examination of plants, durability of grass communities, their usefulness and importance for nature and landscape, quality assessment of raw material in cultivated, medicinal, special and energetic plants, evaluation of food with regard to technological and ecological conditions.
Directions of research: anatomic and histological structure and functioning of tissues and organs, sub cellular regulatory mechanisms of biochemical and neuroendocrinical character; immunological status of animals in physiological and pathological conditions; recognition and treatment of the most frequent diseases in livestock and companion animals also in animals used for food production; characteristics of quality, hygiene and technology of animal food products; influence of the environment on disease occurrence and health in animals; preclinical and clinical assessment of new medicines and biomaterials; pathogenetic conditioning in system disorders of neoplastic, metabolic, neuroendocrinic and toxic character.
Directions of research: breeding of livestock, companion animals and wild animals, assessment of animal raw products, commodity science of human and animal nutrition, protection of natural environment and biotechnology.
Directions of research: basic research in the field of anatomy and cytology, growth biology, flowering and fruit-ing, photosynthesis, the use of growth regulators and mineral plant nutrition, as well as in the field of ecology and hydrobiology; applied research related to the improvement of horticultural crops (fruit plants, legumes, ornamental and medicinal plants) and plant protection. The research also covers the production economics of horticultural plants species and sustainable landscape revitalization of the Lublin Region.
Directions of research: bio-fuels and renewable energy sources; starting internal combustion engines, vehicles and machinery diagnostics, logistics systems, technical diagnostics of internal combustion engines and vehicles, automobiles contamination of the environment, modern information systems, knowledge and information engineering, processing and storage of agricultural products and food, macro- and micro-technologies in sustainable regional development, physical and chemical properties of raw materials and agricultural products; experiment theories and mathematical statistics in experi-mental science, laser, magnetic and electrical biostimulation of seeds; barometric treatment of food products; water erosion of soil and water and sewage management, process automation in the food industry, ergonomics and work safety.
Directions of research: quality and safety of plant and animal origin food, technologies of obtaining foodstuffs for particular nutritional uses, improving the properties of food biopolymers by chemical and enzymatic modification; studies on the bioavailability of food ingredients, isolation and characterization of bioactive substances in food and the design and synthesis of physiologically active compounds; proteomics and peptidomics of raw materials and food products; the role of dietary components in the prevention of disease states, the use of biotechnological methods in the preparation of physiologically active compounds, biodegradable food packaging, food and environmental protection, renewable energy sources.