Yakutsk State Agricultural Academy

YSAA is one of the largest higher education agricultural institutes in the North-East of Russia.

The Academy has 4 faculties:
- Faculty of Agrotechnology 
- Faculty of Timber Complex and Land Reallocation 
- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
- Engineering Faculty

a College of technologies and management, and a branch in the Oktyomtsy settlement. There are 17 sub-faculties at YSAA, the Institute for Advanced Training in Agriculture, Research Institute of Veterinary Ecology, several LABs: the biologically active substances, immune-genetic, socio-economic problems of the village, economic-mathematical modelling, a Center of Technical Guarantee of Scientific and Teaching Processes, a scientific library, as well as experimental practical farms in the Oktyomtsy settlement. Students have practical training at the Yakut milk plant, poultry factory, Khatas agicultural enterprise, financial and agroindustrial corporations, municipal unitary enterprises of the Republic.

YSAA employs 150 teachers, most of the being Professors and Candidates of Sciences (Russian equivalent to PhD)

YSAA develops international relations in the field of scientific research.

YSAA conducts scientific research in the following areas:

- Creating a new 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 dogs - huskies.
- Development of a measurement 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 have 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;
- Development of economic legal code of the northern settlements, constituted by special legal sections, such as Agricultural Circumpolar and Arctic Law.

The main goal of YSAA 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 150
Number of Students 4000
Focus Areas

Veterinary

Animal sciences

Plant growing

Northern agriculture