The Department of Biology has been a constituent unit of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek since 1st April 2005. The principal activities of the Department are teaching and research in the field of biology at the University of Osijek. In addition to teaching courses as part of the study programmes organised by the Department, the Department faculty also teach courses in natural sciences, field biology, as part of other study programmes at the University of Osijek and other universities. Research is carried out through research projects funded by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports or other entities (local self-government, industry).