Doc. Ing. Miroslav Habán, PhD.

Work experience




Dates (from – to)


1993 - till now

Name and location of employer


Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

Type of business or sector


Public institution, education, research

Occupation or position held


1993 - 96- PhD student, 1996 - assistant professor

• Main activities and responsibilities


  • Teaching and research in the field of „Medicinal Plants“, „Medicinal plants and their used”, „Fundamentals of pharmacognosy and phytotherapy”,  „Growing and processing of medicinal plants”, „Agri-tourism“ and „Country Tourism“, „Special Crop Production“,  subjects.
  • Research work aim to production characteristics and quantitative-qualitative parameters of medicinal, aromatic and spices plants mainly of Silybum marianum, Anthemis tinctoria, Ocimum basilicum, Calendula officinalis, Echinacea ssp., Salvia ssp., Melissa officinalis and Leuzea rhapontica.
  • Survey and monitoring of genetic resources and biodiversity protection of medicinal, aromatic and spices plants of family Asteraceae and Lamiaceae.
  • Determination of content and quality of active components, contamination of vegetable drugs by heavy metals and undesirable ingredients and their influence on quality of herbal blends and phytofarmaceutics.
  • Research of quantitative and qualitative parameters of selected species of renewable energy plants mainly: Salix ssp. and Amaranthus ssp.
  • Exploration of landscape conditions and project creation of rural tourism and agri-tourism in the Slovak Republic.
  • Exploration and decomposition of initial factor for development of rural tourism and agri-tourism.

Education and training

Dates (from – to)



1984 – 1988: Secondary school of Agriculture in Žilina

1988 – 1993: University of Agriculture in Nitra – Faculty of Agronomy (1988 – 1991) and Faculty of Economics and Management (1992-1993)

1993 – 1996: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Postgradual doctoral study (PhD.) of special crop production concerning medicinal plants productions systems.

The theme of dissertation: „Influence of agroecological conditions on yield and quality of drug of Anthemis tinctoria L.“

• Title of qualification awarded


1988 - 1993, University of Agriculture in Nitra, MSc.

1993 - 2000, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, PhD.in Special crop Production

Additional Information:

Professional Emphasis

Research, scientific, educational and pedagogical work comprises 5 international and 14 and Slovak projects, organization of 15 scientific events, 9 professional educational activities for the praxis.

The coauthors and organizer of 4 exhibitions concerning to medicinal plants. Supervisors of 66 MSc. and  3 degreed PhD. Students (Consultant).

Slovak research projects:

1994 – 1997  GAV MŠ SR 1/1074/94 (A-34): The Adaptability of Amaranthus Production and Utilization in Slovakia, co-worker.

1995 – 1997  PŠO 95/5145/016: The Preservation of Cultural Plants Gene Pool in the Slovak Republic, sub-level 04: Collecting Expeditions on Selected Species of Medicinal Plants in Western and Central Slovakia Regions, co-worker.

1996 – 1998  VEGA MŠ SR (Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences) 1/3106/96 (A-67-G): The Optimalization of the Drug Plants Production Processes with Regard to the Yield Formation, Environment Protection and Quality of the Product, vice-principal investigator.

1998 – 2000  IVTP C 519/3 (A-58): Conservation of  endengered plant genepool in Slovakia, sub-level 15: Genepool of   Medicinal Plants from Asteraceae and Lamiaceae family, co-worker.

1999 – 2001  VEGA MŠ SR 1/6231/99: Deepening of  Theoretic Knowledge of  the Crowing and Use of Amaranth, viceprincipal investigator.

2002 – 2004  VEGA MŠ SR 1/9091/02: Optimisation of intensification factors of Salvia sp. and Melissa sp. cultivation  technologies and their effect on qualitative parameters, principal investigator.

2003 – 2005  State program of research and development MP SR 2003 SP 27/028, ČU 01 VE 08 SE 03: Ecological Cultivation of Medicinal Plants and their quality, co-worker.

2004 – 2005  GA SPU 705/02180: The research of therapeutically and perspective medicinal plants and introduction possibilities into growing conditions, principal investigator.

2004 – 2006  State program of research and development MH SR 2004 SP 26 028 0C 05: The complete utilization of plant resources, ČU 01 VE 1.2: Plant resources of rosmarin acid, co-worker.

2004 – 2006  VEGA MŠ SR 1/1343/04: The integrated management of productive and ecological functions of Danube lowland.

sub level 07 VE 01: Cultivation of medicinal plants, co-worker.

2005 – 2007  VEGA SAV a MŠ SR 2/5078/5, 23/5078/25: Breeding of select  varieties of seeds type of Amaranthus, important  for sustainable production of food quality, vice-principal investigator.

2007 – 2009  VEGA MŠ SR 1/4441/07: Ecologization of Agricultural Practices and Environmental Function of Agriculture on the Intensive Farmland, vice-principal investigator.

2010 – 2011  VEGA MŠ SR 1/0466/10: Adaptation of sustainable agroecosystem and mitigation of climate change, viceprincipal investigator.

International research and education projects:

2006 – 2008  Project 229959-CP-1-2006-1-DE-GRUNDTVIG-G1: Prohealth – protecting and prevention of  health by   awareness – raising and information, co-worker.

2006 – 2008  Intensive Socrates – Erasmus Programme 45350-IC-1-2005-1-CZ-ERASMUS-IPUC-7: Additional  Business Opportunities in the Rural Landscape, co-worker.

Educational and research fellowship

  • Partner in Intensive Program ”Rural Tourism“ 2003-2005 in the framework of EU Socrates-Erasmus; coordinator: Faculty of Agronomy MZLU Brno, Czech Republic (guarantee: doc. Ing. Jiri Hrouz, CSc.).
  • Partner in CEEPUS Network no H 0138, stay at University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, Romania (guarantee: prof. Ioan Marcus), 2004.
  • Study visit in the Latvian universities to Bologna process: University of Latvia in Riga, Latvijas Lauksaimniec?bas Universit?te in Jelgava, Daugavpils University,  (guarantee: prof. Ing. Juris Skuj?ns, Dr.Sc., Ing. Ilze Triepenciere), 2007.
  • Erasmus study  and working exchange at the Agritec research, breeding and services, Ltd. , Šumperk, Czech Republic, (guarantee: Ing. Prokop Šmirous, PhD.), 2010.


  • Member of the Slovak Medicinal Association, Natural Medicaments Section (since 1996)
  • Member of the Slovak Academy for Agricultural and Forestry Science (1998 - 2009)
  • Member of Slovak Biomass Association (since 1999)
  • Member of Association for the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries (since 2000)
  • Member of Association of Farmers and Agribusiness men in Slovakia (since 2000)
  • Slovak botanical association by Slovak Academy of Science (2002 - 2009).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal „Medicinal Plants“ [Liečivé rastliny – Léčivé rostliny], ISSN 0323-2646 (from 2001)
  • Member of Slovak Botanical Association (2002 - 2009)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal „Agriculturalist“ [Poľnohospodár], ISSN 1336-2909 (from 2003)

Special courses

  • Innovative education for advisors of Ministry of Agriculture of Slovak Republic.
  • Biodiversity protection and agrienvironmental programme of rural development.
  • Course of high school pedagogic.
  • Training of trainers for agricultural agenda of EU.
  • Pilot project of technical training for employers of education area – membership of trade union in Slovak Republic focus on project preparation, legislation, information and communication technology.
  • Course for tourist guide.


University books


Student textbooks




Scientific papers – referee journals (ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus)


Scientific papers – non referee journals


Scientific papers – conf. Proceedings


SCI citations


Non SCI citations



  • Habán, M., 1996: Pestovanie liečivých rastlín (Medicinal Plants Production). Nitra : ÚVTIP – NOI Bratislava, 1996.   141 s. ISBN 80-85330-29-6, [in Slovak].
  • Habán, M. – Černá, K. – Dančák, I., 2001: Koreninové rastliny (Spice Crops). Nitra : ÚVTIP – NOI Bratislava, 2001. 148 s. ISBN 80-85330-95-4, [in Slovak].
  • Habán, M. – Otepka, P., 2004: Agroturistika (Agri-tourism). Nitra : SPU, 2004. 153 s. ISBN 80-8069-451-6, [in Slovak].
  • Habán, M. –  Boroš, J. et al. (Paška, Ľ.  – Gurčík, Ľ.  – Porhajáš, V.), 2007: Manažér pestovania liečivých rastlín (Manager of Medicinal Plants Cultivation). Nitra : Vydavateľstvo SPU, 2007. 101 s.  ISBN 978-80-8069-864-5, [in Slovak].
  • Otepka, P. –  Habán, M., 2007: Vidiecky turizmus a agroturizmus (Rural Tourism and Agri-tourism). Nitra : ÚVTIP – NOI Bratislava, 2007. 120 s. ISBN 978-80-89088-52-2, [in Slovak].
  • Habán, M. – Otepka, P. – Šalamon, I., 2008: Poľnohospodárske aspekty pestovania liečivých rastlín – Agricultural   spects of medicinal plant cultivation. Nitra : Vydavateľstvo SPU, 2008. 65 s. ISBN 978-80-552-0121-4, [in Slovak and English].
  • Habán, M. – Otepka, P. - Vaverková, Š. , 2009: Liečivé rastliny (Medicinal Plants). Nitra : Vydavateľstvo SPU, 2009. 134 s. ISBN 978-80-552-0177-1, [in Slovak].


Miroslav Habán, doc. Ing., PhD.
Slovak University of Agriculture
Tr. Andreja Hlinku 2
949 76 Nitra
Slovak Republic
+ 421 37 641 4204
+ 421 37 65 11 211
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