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About the faculty

The Faculty of Biology was founded in 1930.

The following specialities and specializations are available:

Speciality: 1 31 03 01 02 Biology (scientific and teaching activity)
Specializations:

1-31 01 01 – 02 02 Botany
1-31 01 01 – 02 12 Geobotany
1-31 01 01 – 02 01 Zoology,  Physiology and Genetic
1-31 01 01 – 02 05 Biochemistry

Qualification: Biologist. Teacher of Biology and Chemistry
Term of study: 5 years Full-time education
6 years Part-time education

Qualification allows: to work as a Biology and Chemistry teacher at all secondary and specialized secondary educational establishments; to work at scientific research, research and production, production establishments and enterprises of all forms of ownership; to work at nature preserves, botanical and zoological gardens, specialized and natural history museums, biological stations and centres.

Speciality:       1 – 75 01 01 Forest Management
Specialization: 1 – 75 01 01 01 Forest Science and Management

Qualification: Forestry manager              
Term of study: 4,5 years Full-time education
                         5,5 years Part-time education

Qualification allows: to work at forest management enterprises, forest regulation enterprises and certification services; to work at scientific research, commercial manufacturing and educational establishments, national parks and preserves, forest hunting enterprises; enterprises using minor forest products.

The faculty comprises 5 departments:

- Department of Plant Botany and Physiology Head of the department – Associate professor N. Dayneko, Candidate of Biological Sciences.
- Department of Zoology and Nature Protection Head of the department – Professor G. Goncharenko, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Doctor of Biological Sciences.
- Department of Human and Animal Physiology Head of the department – Associate professor L. Yevtukhova, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences.
- Department of Chemistry  Head of the department – Associate professor N. Drozdova, Candidate of Chemical Sciences.
- Department of Agricultural Sciences  Head of the department – M. Lazareva, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences.

Two branches of the Department of Agricultural Sciences were established on the basis of:
1) The Republican subsidiary forest management unitary project enterprise “Gomellesproyekt”, headed by Associate professor F. Burak;
2) The State scientific establishment “Forest Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus”, headed by the director of the institute A. Kovalevich.

Faculty staff:
- 2 Corresponding Members of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus;
- 4 Doctors of Sciences;
- 30 Associate professors;
- 3 Senior Lecturers;
- 19 teaching assistants;
- 21 laboratory assistants.
The students take summer field practice at the biological centre “Chenki”.

The following post-graduate courses are available: Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Human and Animal Physiology, Radiobiology, Analytical Chemistry.
There also functions a Dissertation Council (K 02.12.05), considering theses on Ecology subjects, and an interdepartmental research laboratory “Ecosystems Monitoring”.

As for research activity, there are 2 research societies:
1. Research society headed by Professor L. Sapegin studying the structure and productivity of pratal phytocenoses;
2. Research society headed by Professor G. Goncharenko studying population and genetic resources of Belarussian forests.

Department of Botany and Plant Physiology

Department of Zoology and Conservation

Department of Human and Animal Physiology

Department of Chemistry

Department of Forestry disciplines

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