University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty was founded in 1947. The fundamental mission of the Biotechnical Faculty is to provide university level, advanced professional, and postgraduate education, as well as to carry out scientific research and technical and consulting work concerning the sciences of living nature (biology, microbiology) as well as agriculture, forestry and fisheries (forestry, animal husbandry, agronomy) the related production technologies (wood technology, food technology, biotechnology) and landscape planning (landscape architecture). The common denominator of all academic and scientific disciplines at the Biotechnical Faculty is natural resources (soil, physical space, flora, fauna, and water).
Due to its orientation towards studying natural resources and the sustainable management thereof, the Faculty is one of those societal institutions that every country needs in order to form and maintain its identity. Research and education in life sciences and nature confers on the Biotechnical Faculty a considerable share of responsibility regarding the creation of the relevant professional and scientific foundation and the promotion of a social atmosphere that ensures the sustainable and harmonious cohabitation of man and nature.
Environmental and landscape protection, the protection of the natural heritage, environmentally friendly and sustainable use of natural resources, the production and processing of quality food, together with modern biotechnology all entail global challenges which may only be positively addressed by pursuing a continuous and relentless search for what is newer and better, by acquiring the latest knowledge and applying such in everyday use.