The mission of the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology is to prepare students to be more creative and competitive in various aspects of science. This can be achieved through competitiveness, innovation, creativity and moral education. The Department has a mission to train microbiologists and parasitologist with a modern view of the living world and industry. The general aims of the academic programmes of the Department are to ensure that students: acquire basic scientific knowledge; contribute to innovations in various domains of science; acquire creative leadership and entrepreneurial skills; develop a spirit of research particularly adapted to the local environment and contribute to the improvement of the living standards of the population by proposing solutions to local problems. The Department provides theoretical and practical training for observation of, and experimentation with living systems, particularly giving a professional approach to the options. Practical experience will be developed on the field, industrial settings and laboratories. Attention is paid particularly to the applications of molecular concepts to human and veterinary medicine, agriculture, environmental protection, service industries and biotechnology.