The Higher Education Council of Slovenia has passed an agreement in accordance with article 49 of the Higher Education Act (Ur. l. RS, št. 100/04-UPB2) and in accordance with the Accreditation Standard for Higher Education Institutions and Study Programmes (Ur. l. RS, št. 101/04), and has thus given the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences (FALS) the consensus to carry out new study programmes leading to degrees in 1st, 2nd and third degree (PhD) studies. The Council's decision was passed on its 7. session on 18.11. 2005.