Faculty of Bioresources and Nature Management
The Faculty dates back to the foundation of Fishlore Department in Moscow Agricultural Institute in 1913. It has been training biologists for fishery and since 1914 – for agriculture and ecology. For further studies the Faculty offers post-graduate and doctoral courses and there is thesis defense council. Today the Faculty includes 6 special departments and an instructional farm.
Department of Ichthyology and Ecology offers a number of courses dealing with hydrocoles habitats, their biology, rational use, catch control and environmental protection. The Department successfully co-operates with universities and research centers in Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Finland, and others. Members of the Department often participate in TEMPUS and TACIS international projects. Research activity of the Department is known well beyond Russia. Since 2004 Institute of Ecology and Sustainable Development has been functioning in the Department.
Department of Aquaculture trains specialists in fish stock natural reproduction, pond fish farming, breeding and culture of marketable fish, culture of sea fish, mollusks, crayfish and sea plants, fish genetics and selection. The major achievement of the Department – breeding of sturgeons, vimbas, pike and tench in the Kaliningrad region.
Department of Ichthyopathology and Hydrobiology trains students in the field of hydrobiology, water toxicology, fish diseases and physiology. Graduates work in the following areas: fauna of oceans, seas and inland waters, environmental protection, fish and invertebrate animals breeding. Since 2009 Research Laboratory for Ichthyopathology has been successfully functioning in the Department.
Department of Agricultural Production trains specialists in the field of production organization, storage and processing of agricultural products and crops. Students have the opportunity to undertake an internship in foreign commercial farm units. There is Research Centre for Biology and Plant Biotechnology and International Horticulture Consultation Centre in the Department. Kaliningrad agricultural producers use their findings.
Department of Zoological Engineering trains specialists in live-stock breeding. It has partner relationships with the leading Kaliningrad enterprises and research institutions in Germany, Norway, Poland, Belarus and Lithuania. Students have the opportunity to undertake an internship in foreign commercial farm units. At present the Department is involved into the international project on dairy-stock farming in the Kaliningrad region.
Department of Soil Science and Agroecology is the youngest among the departments. Since 2004 it has been training students in agrochemistry, agroecology and soil science. Students have the opportunity to undertake an internship in foreign commercial farm units. Members of the Department are proud of their international relations with the universities from USA to Kazakhstan.