Overview of scientific & research institutions
Public scientific & research entities
In some disciplines the Region of South Bohemia boasts much advanced scientific & research facilities (S&R below) and a great number of institutes run by the Czech Academy of Sciences (ASCR). The South Bohemian public educational and S&R capacities are headquartered mainly in the economic hub of the region, i.e. in the town of České Budějovice. Widespread network of facilities engaged primarily in natural sciences and focused on both basic and applied research can be encountered in the districts of Třeboň, Nové Hrady, Vodňany and/or Jindřichův Hradec. Specialized natural science facilities based in the region are of countrywide significance, and in some exceptional cases their importance is even global.
As mentioned above, the Region of South Bohemia is a home to a number of educational and S&R institutions with the most important being the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. This public institution of the university type comprises seven faculties, namely the faculties of agriculture, philosophy, theology, economics, science, health & social studies, and the pedagogical faculty, and two university institutes - the Institute of Physical Biology in Nové Hrady and the Research Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology in Vodňany. Then there is the Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., whose research activities concentrate on general and applied entomology, hydrobiology & limnology, parasitology, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, physiology and biology of plant pathogens, soil zoology, soil microbiology, soil chemistry, soil micromorphology and ecology; the Centre benefits from lessons learned in nature preservation; environment protection; in agriculture; aquaculture; forestry and medicine. Then come the facilities of the Microbiology Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i. in Třeboň, the Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology of the ASCR, v. v. i. with premises in České Budějovice, Nové Hrady (Academic & University Center in Nové Hrady together with the Institute of Physical Biology of the South Bohemian University) and Třeboň; and the Management Faculty of the Pragues University of Economics in Jindřichův Hradec. Moreover, the Region of South Bohemia sees also some educational and scientific & research facilities newly established and focused on technical disciplines. Examples possibly quoted comprise the cooperation between the Centre of Professional Training (COP) Sezimovo Ústí and the Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT); cooperation between the Higher Vocational School (VOŠ) and Automobile & Technical Secondary School on one side with the University of West Bohemia (ZČU) in Pilsen on the other; and the foundation of the University of Technology & Economics in České Budějovice.
The South Bohemian public educational and S&R capacities are headquartered mainly in the economic hub of the region, i.e. in the town of České Budějovice. A widespread network of facilities engaged primarily in natural sciences and focused on both basic and applied research has been developed in the districts of Třeboň, Nové Hrady, Vodňany and/or Jindřichův Hradec. The above-mentioned links between secondary vocational schools (SOŠ) and higher vocational schools (VOŠ) have become a basis for cooperation at the Tábor District, namely in the Center of Professional Training (COP), and/or the Strakonice District; a host of other regional economic centers cooperate with academic institutions in the South Bohemian Region itself and the Czech Republic as a whole.