The St.Petersburg Forest Technical Academy is one of the
oldest and probably the largest University in the field of forestry and forest industries
in the world.The Academy's history goes back to the year 1803.
The Academy has 8 facilities
and 50 departments. About 8000 students and postgraduate students are studying on all
directories and specialities in forestry and forest industry.
The Academy's graduates
are working all over the world;many of them as a head of the largest departments of forestry,
forest commities, forest management enterprises, research and educational instituts,
supplies the market with the forest products, preserves the forest wealth of the world.
Academy's buildings,dormetories, stadium and houses are situated on the territory of
beautiful park - an exellent research and training base for forestry students and
recreational area for citizens of the surrounding areas.The park with total area 64 ha
has more than 2000 species of trees and shurbs as domestic, as introduced from all
continents. Tropical and subtrpical species are nursered in greenhouses. Botanical garden
conducting seeds exchange with 240 botanical gardens in the whole world.
The Principal of the Forest Technical Academy since 1984 is - acadeicion og the Academy
of Natural Sciences of Russian Federation, professor, doctor of technical sciences and
academion of St.Petersburg Academy of Engineering- honourable person of science of Russia
Federation, Onegin Vladimir Ivanovich.
SYKTYVKAR FOREST INSTITUTE
Academy has it's branch organized in Syktyvkar, in Komi Republic, which specializes in
training specialists for nothern regions, for Komi Republic forest industry. The
Institute has been providing daytime, evening and corresponding education in the following
-Forestry and urban forestry
mechanisms of forestry and forest industries
-Chemical technology of wood and wood
-Industrial and civil construction
-Automobiles and motor transport
-Economics and administration in chemical and forest complex.
EDUCATION IN THE
Since 1992 education has been reorganized and the new system is gradually
taken into use.The new study program consists of four-year Bachelor study with following
either Master of Science or Engineer study. The four year Bachelor program includes two
years of special courses. It can be completed with three-year diploma program or non-
diploma program. The Master of Science program educates researchers and teachers. The
Engineer program educates specialists for practical or commercial work. The studying
program for Master degree oral defense of thesis is compulsory. For Engineer degree a set
of exames and a diploma-work is required. It is possible for Masters and Engineers to
continue postgraduate education and receive Candidat of Science and Doctor of Science
degree after oral defence of thesis.
METHODICAL AND MATERIAL RESOURCES
Basal library formed during about 200 years and consists of 2 million units. Academy's
library contains one of the worlds largest collection of forest science.
of general forestry, the museum of forest entomology, the museum of zoology and hunting,
the museum of forest soils, herbarium of forest plants are well known among the specialists
of these fields.
FIELD TRAINING STATION
The Academy has two field training
stations for practical training, field courses and research work on civilcultural disciplines.
The Ohta leshoz is located on the eastern side of St.Petersburg. The total area of the
leshoz is 1729 hectares. The Ohta leshoz is the finest natural laboratory for studying
megapolis influence on the forest ecosystems. It is also a base for studying and research
work for Biologcal facility of St.Petersburg University and many city hich schools.
field station is located 60 km south from St.Petersburg and has 30 000 hectares of forests.
The Lisino training forest represents the southern taiga(boreal coniferous)zone. About
9000 hectares of virgin spruce forest is protected. The long-time permanent civilcultural
experiments with different tree species, cutting experiments, dendrological, forest production
as well as forest pathology and protection experiments have been established and are conducting
now in the area.
SPORT AND REST
Students and the staff of the Academy like sport
and they have high results and awards in numerous sport competitions. The most popular
sports in the Academy are ice-hockey, football, basketball, autorally. Students have a
possibility to train many kinds of sport. The Academy has an exellent stadium, sport halls,
tennis courts, autorally base and a ski base in a well known place, Kavgolovo. Academy
also has two places for resting or sport training, one in Leningrad region(Glubokoe Lake)
and the other on the Black Sea(Sochi). And Academy's Club is a place to spend time and relax.