Yakutsk State Agricultural Academy

One of the largest higher education agricultural institutes in the north-east of Russia.

The Academy has three departments: Agriculture technology, Veterinary medicine and Engineering, a branch in the Oktemtsy. The Academy also includes the Institute for Advanced Training in agriculture, Research institute of veterinary ecology, LABs: the biologically active substances, immune-genetic, socio-economic problems of the village, economic-mathematical modelling. There are 3 dissertation councils, an equestrian center, research and production farm "Tabsylyn", Aesthetic Center, Scientific Library. The Academy employs 250 teachers, including 53 professors and 130 candidates of sciences.

A promising niche of the university will be its transformation to the Arctic Technological University for living in the North and in the Arctic, by:

1. Environmental safety of food products actualization.

2. Technological modernization and upgrading of agricultural traditional industries in the North.

The Academy conducts scientific research in the following areas:

- Creating a new form of northern breeding sheep type through hybridization of domestic sheep and bighorn sheep. In 2013-2014 the Academy got the first generation hybrids.

- Development of methods for storage and future use of wild cloven-hoofed animals’ genetic material.

- Preservation of the aboriginal Yakut cattle gene pool (Bos taurus turanomongolicus).

- Revival of the Yakut hunting huskies.

- Development of a measures system for adaptation of imported high-yielding cattle.

- Development of horses search system in the conditions of Yakutia.

- Employees of the Academy together with Finnish experts developed a search system of horses herds on the basis of radio-frequency devices.

- Study of the molecular and genetic characteristics of breeds and types of horses herds. An important aspect of genetic testing is to identify animals with various hereditary diseases and abnormalities that lead to a decrease in the productive qualities of farm animals.

- Development and implementation of innovative technologies in the landscape design of green areas in towns and cities in the Far North.

- Development of technology for year-round greenhouse vegetable and fodder production indoors and creation of frost-resistant varieties of plants;

- The development of economic legal code of the northern settlements, constituted by special legal sections, such as Agricultural Circumpolar and Arctic Law.

The main YSAA’s goal is to train a new type of specialists for the North and the Arctic, who will be able to implement high technologies, taking into account mentality, traditional way of life and cultural values ​​ of northern indigenous peoples.

Facts and figures

Web http://www.ysaa.ru/
Year Established 1986
Total Number of Staff 679
Number of Academic Staff 217
Number of Students 5500
Focus Areas

Veterinary

Animal sciences

Plant growing

Northern agriculture