The academic year 2020/2021 began at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice in the renovated premises. The university received funding from the Operational Program Environmental Quality. From the priority axis dedicated to an energy-efficient low-carbon economy, three projects were completed: pavilion no. 25 with greenhouses, pavilion of chemical disciplines (No. 35) and pavilion of pharmacy (No. 36). In all three buildings, the measures aimed to renew public infrastructure, ensure energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption in the operation of public buildings. The university received non-repayable financial contributions totaling more than 2 million 522 thousand euros.
Of the three reconstructed buildings, the oldest pavilion is no. 25. It is the seat of practical training in the study program pharmacy. The building includes six greenhouses. There are also seedlings that are planted throughout the university campus. This building is one of the oldest. It was built for the royal reformatory in 1920. In all three buildings, the perimeter walls and roofs were insulated, thermal bridges were removed, and the fillings of the openings were replaced. Heating, plumbing and lighting have been renovated. It includes a new system for measuring, controlling and regulating energy consumption for heating and hot water.
The university was also successful with two other projects in the Operational Program Environmental Quality. The implementation of a project to reduce the energy intensity of pavilion no. 17. UVLF received a non-repayable financial contribution of EUR 1 million 966 thousand from the Structural Funds for that project. At the beginning of autumn, the first works began on the renovation of the building and the modernization of the technical equipment of pavilion no. 12. The approved amount of the NFP is EUR 1 million 290 thousand and the work should last until the summer of 2022.