For over than two centuries The Forestry Faculty has been training specialists for whom conservation, multiplication and effective exploitation of nature resources is a mission of their life. An up-to-date approach to forest as a renewable resource demands specialists with multiple and flexible qualification and knowledge of modern nature conservation technologies.
Graduates of the faculty can occupy key positions in the forest complex of Russia, including chief executives of federal and regional ministries and authorities, leading specialists of Russian Forestry Service, professors and rectors of universities, heads of forest protection centers, directors of scientific research and design institutes.
Education of students conforms to scientific research work at the departments. Students have work practice in field conditions: in Lisino (28,000 ha) and Okhta (1,500 ha) Training Forest Stations, in Dendrarium of the Botanical garden of the University (65 ha), collection of which includes more than 1,800 species, varieties and forms of tree plants.
The Forestry Faculty has international recognition due to its collaboration with a number of foreign countries in scientific research, organization of professional training and studentís education. Among partners are Dresden University and Gettingen Forest Institute (Germany), Universities in Joensuu and Helsinki (Finland), Uppsala University (Sweden), Western Hungarian University (Hungary); Sofia Forestry University (Bulgaria); Melbourne University (Australia), Oregon University (USA) and others.
Fields of training
35.03.01 FOREST SCIENCE
Graduates of the faculty become specialists in forestry management and work as heads of forest enterprises, foresters, state forest inspectors, specialists at selection and seed-growing stations and forest nurseries, as engineers-forest pathologists at the forest protection stations, afforestation inspectors, specialists in nature conservation authorities, experts in hunting, scientists and designers in various organizations and national parks of Russia.
09.03.02 INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Graduates work as specialists in the sphere of forest complex management systems and forest regulation. A special type of their activities is service for forest renters and control of their activities using distance methods and GIS.
05.03.06 ECOLOGY AND NATURE RESOURCES
21.03.02 LAND MANAGEMENT AND CADASTRE