Russian State Agrarian University named after K.A. Timiriazeva “Chemical Faculty”

Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy is one of the oldest agrarian educational institutions in Russia. It was founded on December 3, 1865. It is under the Supervisory of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. It was named for Kliment Timiryazev, a Russian botanist and physiologist and major proponent of evolution by natural selection.


Over 18000 students study and master progressive, non-waste, energy saving and environment-oriented technologies; Economics, business organization and management, Accounting and Finance under market conditions; basics of foreign economic enterprise activity, Marketing and agribusiness with extensive use of economic and mathematical methods and IT technology in our University.


University staff makes a vital contribution to the development of agricultural science, fundamental and applied research in the field of agriculture and other sectors of agribusiness. Demand for university investigations is confirmed by high volume of research-and-development activities.


Faculties of Russian State Agrarian University named after K.A. Timiriazeva “Chemical Faculty”:

Soil Science, Agricultural Chemistry and Ecology

The Faculty of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science was established in 1929 and in 1990 it was renamed into the Faculty of Soil Science, Agricultural Chemistry and Ecology.


Training at the Faculty is provided by 7 Departments:


  • Agricultural and Biological Chemistry, Radiology and Vital Activity Security
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Melioration, Land Development and Forestry
  • Soil Science, Geology and Landscape Science

Practical training is provided by several research laboratories, including the laboratory of agricultural chemistry, laboratory of agricultural soil science, laboratory of agro-ecology, center of soil-ecological research, laboratory for the complex analysis of organic compounds, laboratory of nuclear technology in agriculture, laboratory of forestry, and laboratory of microelements and regulation of mineral nutrition with the use of polymers.


Training is provided by highly-skilled faculty members, including 2 academicians of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1 corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 36 professors, 72 associate professors and senior lecturers, 24 assistant professors and 38 research workers.


The main research areas of the Faculty:


  • problems of land recovery from radioactive and heavy metal contamination and chemical pollution;
  • problems of ecologically safe production and work safety at agro-industrial enterprises;
  • agro-ecological land expertise;
  • optimization of plant mineral nutrition;
  • recultivation of degraded areas and recycling of solid and liquid waste;
  • soil and water conservation in rural areas;
  • integrated water resources management;
  • drainage and irrigation systems

Sc. programs

  • Sc. program “Forestry Organization and Management”
  • Sc. program “Environmental management and engineering”


Agronomy and Biotechnology

The Faculty of Agronomy and Biotechnology is one of the oldest Faculties of the University. Nowadays over 1400 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students study at the Faculty each year. The faculty consists of 130 lecturers including 3 academicians and 3 corresponding members of Russian Academy of Sciences, 6 Honored Workers of the Russian Higher Educational System. There are 40 lecturers with PhD degrees.

There are 6 Departments at the Faculty:

  • Soil management and field research methods
  • Plant production and Meadow cultivation
  • Plant physiology
  • Genetics, Biotechnology, Breeding and Seed Breeding of Field Crops
  • Plant protection
  • Meteorology and climatology

The practical training and research are provided at the Plant Breeding Station, Precision Farming Center, Laboratory of Microclonal Plant Reproduction, Field Plant Station, Molecular Biotechnology Center, Plant Protection Station, Observatory and the Sport Turf Grass Center.


The main research areas of the Faculty:

  • ecological and biological farming;
  • precision farming;
  • improvement of plant productivity in various agricultural systems;
  • increasing the productivity of forage lands;
  • developing methods of forage conservation and storage;
  • developing technologies for creation and management of turf grasses;
  • cytogenetic research of field crops – genetics and cytological engineering, biochemical mechanisms of plant resistance to stresses, molecular biotechnology, plant biochemistry and regulation of plant vegetation processes;
  • plant protection research – physiology of pests and diseases, ecological and genetic structure and dynamics in pest populations and development of an integrated plant protection system.

Graduates of the Faculty can work in different branches of agriculture, state management organizations, state plant protection services, customs service, research institutions, and municipal bodies.

Sc. programs

  • Sc. program “Agribusiness”
  • Sc. program “Biotechnology”
  • Sc. program “Hydrometeorology”
  • Sc. program “Plant Breeding”
  • Sc. program “Biotechnology (Genetics, Biotechnology and Plant Breeding)”
  • Sc. program “Precision farming technologies and machinery”
  • Sc. program “Integrated pest management”

Education and Humanities

Education Faculty was organized in 1925 on the basis of higher pedagogical courses and until 1997 the Faculty provided advanced training for lecturers of agricultural colleges and technicums.


Since 1997 Education Faculty has provided training future teachers in agriculture (Economics and Management, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry) for agricultural colleges. During 80 years of its existence the Faculty has trained more than 10,000 lecturers.


At present the Faculty provides training future specialits for different branches of agroindustrial complex.


The Faculty comprises 11 Departments:


  • Pedagogics and Psychology
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Politology
  • History and Agrarian Tourism
  • Russian Language and Culture of Speech
  • Foreign Languages
  • Public Relations
  • Physical Education
  • State and Municipal Management
  • Pedagogics and Psychology of Professional Education

The Faculty offers postgraduate and internship programs in the field of State and Municipal Management, Pedagogics and Psychology, History, Politology, Agrarian Tourism, Pedagogics and Psychology of Professional Education.

Sc. programs

  • Sc. program “Professional Education”
  • Sc. program “Public Relations”
  • Sc. program “State and Municipal Management of Rural Settlements”
  • Sc. program “Tourism”
  • Sc. program “Government Service”
  • Sc. program “Pedagogical Innovation Management”

Animal Science and Biology

The Faculty of Animal Science and Biology is one of the oldest faculties of the University. Its history goes back to 1865 when the animal husbandry section was established as a structural unit of the Agricultural Division of the Academy. It has existed as an independent Faculty since 1934.

Training in animal sciences is provided by 9 Departments:


  • Animal Physiology, Ethology and Biotechnology
  • Aquaculture and Bee-Keeping
  • Automation and Mechanization in Animal Husbandry
  • Beef and Dairy Cattle Breeding
  • Horse Breeding
  • Morphology and Veterinary Sciences
  • Special Animal Husbandry
  • Feeding and Breeding of Farm Animals
  • Zoology

The Faculty has at its disposal many facilities where students can carry out their experiments: the horse-riding hall, poultry farm, apiary, laboratory of animal physiology and pathology, laboratory of quality assessment and certification of honey production and the laboratory of animal husbandry analyses.

The scientists of the Faculty are the authors of the Russian textbooks on animal husbandry which are widely used by students of other Russian institutions and universities.

The main research areas of the faculty:

  • biology and reproduction of animals and fish;
  • optimization of animal nutrition rations with an emphasis on additives and new forage plants
  • improvement of productive characters of animals.

B.Sc. programs

  • Sc. program “Animal Breeding”
  • Sc. program “Animal Husbandary”
  • Sc. program “Cynology”
  • Sc. program “Feeding”
  • Sc. program “Veterinary and Sanitary Expertise”
  • Sc. program “Wild Game Management”
  • Sc. program “Zoology”

M.Sc. programs

  • Sc. program “Selection and Technological Control Methods of Livestock Production”
  • Sc. program “Horse breeding and equestrian sports”
  • Sc. program “Advanced technologies of animal nutrition and feed production”
  • Sc. program “Physiological and Biochemical Monitoring of Animal Health and Nutrition”

Horticulture and Landscape Engineering

The Faculty of Horticulture was formally established in 1929, but its history goes back to 1865 and the time of the opening of the University. At that time there was a park with hothouses, an orchard with a nursery, a vegetable garden and a nursery for ornamental plants. The present name of the Faculty – Horticulture and Landscape design.


Training at the Faculty is provided by 5 Departments:

  • Botany, Breeding and Seed Production of Horticultural Crops
  • Pomology, Viticulture and Wine-making
  • Landscape Art
  • Landscape Gardening and Greenkeeping
  • Vegetable and Medicinal Plants

Training at the Faculty combines theoretical courses with a practical training in special laboratories and at experimental stations. The Faculty has wide professional contacts with research institutions and production establishments.


The Faculty comprises several training and experimental stations and laboratories, including laboratories of fruit growing and vegetable growing, laboratory of viticulture, the laboratory of floriculture, laboratories of bio-physics and seed hydrophobization, a plant breeding station, a botanical garden, an arboretum, and a laboratory of genetics, biotechnology and selection of vegetable crops.

Faculty members include more than 100 professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, assistants and research workers. Faculty members are the authors of textbooks and practicum books on fruit growing, vegetable growing, selection and seed growing, ornamental gardening, medicinal plants and viticulture which are all widely used by Russian agrarian educational institutions.

The main research areas of the Faculty:

  • improvement of technology, production and protection of horticultural crops
  • quality of horticultural commodities in market chains
  • modern tools for genetic research and molecular plant breeding
  • biological and cultural factors in landscape architecture

Sc. programs

  • Sc. program “Landscape Engineering”
  • Sc. program “Fruit Farming”
  • Sc. program “Breeding”
  • Sc. program “Landscape Design”
  • Sc. program “Ornamental Horticulture”
  • Sc. program “Breeding and seed production technology”


Student Accommodation

For students from outside Moscow, the university provides accommodation at 14 well-equipped dormitories (housing capacity – 10200 people), with well-developed infrastructure and all necessary conditions for living.

The campus includes: students canteen, cafes, self-service laundry, parking lots and a community police office.

Most dormitories are within the walking distance of lecture halls and laboratories, Central scientific library, sports facilities and Students Art and Activity center.

The security in every dormitory is ensured round-the-clock by the security company staff.

The accommodation is provided for the entire study period to all students from outside of Moscow enrolled to the full-time education program (with or without scholarship).

During the admission period to B.Sc., M.Sc. and full-cycle courses, students and their parents (accompanying people) can be accommodated at the dormitories for up to 5 days (admission, entry exams and enrollment). Provide your original qualification certificate (e.g., high school certificate) and get a warrant from the admissions office, room 111 or 114)

Moscow City

Moscow is the capital of Russia, the largest city in the country and Europe, and one of the largest cities in the world. Moscow refers to global cities having a great influence on the world because of its high economic level and population. It is the main transport hub of Russia, its political, economic, cultural, and scientific center.


Moscow features

Moscow is located in the center of the European part of Russia, between the rivers Oka and Volga. The climate is moderate continental: heavy frosts and extreme heat are rare. The average temperature in January – minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 20.4 degrees Celsius.

The city has the status of a separate federal subject of the Russian Federation. It is the smallest federal subject by land area.

The name of the city as well as the names of many other cities around the world, is bound with the name of the river it is standing on (the Moskva River). The river was called this way long before the settlement appeared. It is unknown who named it and what this name means. There are two main versions: Finnio-Ugric and Slavic.

According to the first one, the word “Moskva” is derived from the Finno-Ugric language group which means “river-bear”. The Slavic theory points to the stem “mosk” denoting “marshy” or “moisture, liquid, marshland, dampness”.

The city is surrounded by 6 airports, 9 railway stations, and 3 river ports. Moscow has developed a fabulous metro (subway) system. The first stations were built in 1935.

Moscow is the largest Russian financial center. About half of Russian banks are located in Moscow. Most of the largest companies are registered and have head offices in Moscow, although their manufactures might be located thousands of km from the city.

The city is the most important center of retail sales in Russia. Moscow represents about 30% of all commodities sold in Russia.

Moscow is also a large scientific center. There are a lot of scientific research institutes carrying out research in many branches, such as nuclear power, microelectronics, space exploration and other promising directions.

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