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Dnipropetrovs'k State Agrarian University Veterinary Faculty

Dnipropetrovs’k State Agrarian University is the leading agrarian higher educational institution having the 4-level accreditation for training specialists in agricultural production. The University’s principal objective is the integration into the world educational system to train specialists in agriculture. DSAU trains specialists in various specialties and award the following degrees: Bachelor, Specialist, and Master.
In 2007, Dnipropetrovs’k State Agrarian University took an honorable third place among twenty agrarian higher educational institutions in Ukraine, according to the rating of the Ministry of Education and Science. The University was estimated for both teachers’ proficient educational work, innovative researches and students’ achievements. 6 000 students are taught at 7 Faculties at the University:
Agronomy Faculty
Veterinary Faculty
Biotechnology Faculty
Farm Mechanization Faculty
Ecology and Melioration Faculty
Accounting and Finance faculty
Management and Marketing faculty
Dnipropetrovs’k State Agrarian University provides training, after-training, and improving the qualification of specialists for agro-industrial complex in 12 directions: “Agronomy”, “Veterinary Medicine”, “Technology of Production and Processing of Livestock Produce”, “Accounting and Auditing”, “Marketing”, “Management”, “Finance and Credit”, “Processes, Machines and Equipment in Agro Industrial Production”, “Ecology, Environmental Protection and Balanced Wildlife Management”, “Hydrotechnics (Water Resources)”, “Food Technology and Engineering”, “Forestry, Park and Garden Designing”. There are 5-6 special courses for students in every specialty. These courses provide students with background knowledge, strictly structured theory base, featured additional materials and practical training opportunities.
The educational process at DSAU is based on a systematic approach and the principle of interconnection among the training subjects. This helps to develop in students a broad-outlook, nonstandard ways of thinking, ability to solve general problems in production as well as social and economic problems being mutually united.  
Today the University enjoys national and international renown for its scientific schools and research on soil re-cultivation, breeding pedigree pig and sheep groups, gene engineering and farm crop selection, using composites and elastomeres in farm engineering, and agricultural economics under market conditions.
The proper functioning of informational technologies, computer equipment and educational technologies is provided by more then 600 modern computers in 26 rooms. All computers are integrated into the Ethernet, connected to the local library net and to the Internet. Scientific research maintenance at the University is recognized according to the world’s requirements. The University has modern well-equipped technical base for scientific research, sports, amateur performance and recreation. The students are provided with hostels and recreation camps on the Azov Sea and the Samara River.  
The staff of the University are successfully integrated into European system of science and education according to the Bologne process requirements with graduates being in much demand on the labor market both in Ukraine and abroad.
The main University’s educational objectives:
to create conditions to develop each student's intellectual activity, skills and gifts to reconstitute the society’s intellectual potential;
to develop professional knowledge and skills of each student above the level required by the state for “Specialist”;
to engage students in research in the agriculture area, to solve social and economic problems for rural development, and to implement scientific innovations in production;
to train and improve specialists’ qualification in agriculture;
to prepare and publish manuals, tutorials, study guides and other scientific and methodological literature.
The concept of educational activity of DSAU is based on the following principles:
availability of higher agricultural education for people who satisfy the demands of professional selection (competition) taking into account the privileges to young people from rural areas;
creating equal conditions for each student, master, and post-graduate student with the purpose of their skills realization, their individual development and improvement;
providing logical unity and continuity of education, it’s integration with science and production;
prioritizing the social, humanistic and democratic values in education;
promoting competitiveness in engaging the university faculty including the heads of it’s subdivisions, deans and professors.
The history of Dnipropetrovsk State Agrarian University began on September 11, 1922 when the Ministry of Education of Ukraine determined the foundation of Kyiev Veterinary and Zootechnical Institute on the basis of Zootechnical Department of Kyiev Polytechnic Institute. As the time passed, Kyiev Veterinary and Zootechnical Institute was divided into two separate institutes, one of which – the Zootechnical Institute – was later shifted to Dnipropetrovs’k and got the name of Dnipropetrovs’k Agricultural Institute. The first rector who headed the Institute was Myhailo Selekh, a well-known scientist, a specialist in farm animal genetics and breeding.
In October 1934, Dnipropetrovsk Zootechnical Institute was renamed into Dnipropetrovs’k Agricultural Institute. During World War II almost all students have reinforced Soviet Army, and most of institute’s study equipment and other property was evacuated to Saratov. After Dnipropetrovsk had been captured by German invaders the most of educational institutions was closed. The renascence of Dnipropetrovsk Agricultural Institute began in November, 1943. The Institute underwent essential transformations in its structure:
• the Zootechnical Faculty (founded in 1922, and renamed into the Zootechnology Faculty, and later into the Biotechnology Faculty) renewed its work (founded in 1922);
• the Agronomy Faculty (founded in 1934) renewed its work;
• the Hydromeliorative Faculty was founded in September, 1951;  
• the Farm Mechanization Faculty was founded in 1954. It was moved to DSAU;  
• from Crimea Agricultural Institute;
• the Bookkeeping Department of the Agronomy Faculty started its activity in 1960;  
• the Economics Faculty was established in 1962; the Educational Institute of Economics was founded in 2004;  
• the Department of Pre-University Training (Access Courses) was founded in 1970;  
• the construction of the new building (study block) was completed in 1975-1976;  
• the Veterinary Faculty began it’s activity in 1980;  
• the study building for the Veterinary Faculty was allotted to DSAU in 1980;
• the construction of new dormitories was being carried on in 1980 – 1983;
• Dnipropetrovs’k Agricultural Institute was renamed into Dnipropetrovs’k State Agrarian University in May, 14, 1991;
• the Institute of Post-Diploma Training was founded in 1995;
• the Master’s Degree Training Department was established in 1996.
More that 40000 specialists in agriculture graduated from the university during 85 years of its existence. Many of them became chief executives at the agricultural enterprises or at the corporate farms. More than 300 graduates either worked or are still working in 35 countries all over the world.
Students are taught at 7 faculties at the University: Agronomy Faculty, Veterinary Faculty, Biotechnology Faculty, Farm Mechanization Faculty, Ecology and Melioration Faculty, Accounting and Finance Faculty, Management and Marketing Faculty. Each faculty has its history, academic traditions and achievements.
Dnipropetrovs’k State Agrarian University provides training, after-training, and improving the qualification of specialists for agro industrial complex in 12 directions: “Agronomy”, “Veterinary Medicine”, “Technology of Production and Processing of Livestock Produce”, “Accounting and Auditing”, “Marketing”, “Management”, “Finance and Credit”, “Processes, Machines and Equipment in Agroindustrial Production”, “Ecology, Environmental Protection and Balanced Wildlife Management”, “Hydrotechnics (Water Resources)”, “Food Technology and Engineering”, “Forestry, Park and Garden Designing”.
Veterinary Faculty
1. Faculty chairs:
- The chair of normal and morbid anatomy of animals
- The chair of physiology and biochemistry of animals
- The chair of parasitology and veterinary sanitary expertise
- The chair of clinical diagnosis and inner animal diseases
- The chair of surgery and obstetrics of animals
- The chair of epizootology and infectious animal diseases
2. The Dean of the faculty is Ivan Biben, Candidate in Veterinary Sciences, PhD, Associate Professor. Tel: 68-54-08
3. The history of the Faculty.
The Veterinary Faculty was founded in 1980 on the order of the Ministry of Agriculture. The first Dean was the Doctor in veterinary sciences O. Grachov. In 1992 the Zootechnology and Veterinary Faculties were combined. In 2001 the Zootechnology Faculty was separated into a single structural unit.
4. The academic and methodical work.
The faculty trains qualified specialists on the specialty “Veterinary medicine”.
The following specializations are available at the faculty: “Quality expertise and animal breeding production safety”, “Inspection”, “Diseases of small animals”, “Diseases of poultry”, “Laboratorial diagnosis of animal diseases”, “Pharmacology”.
The following degrees can be obtained: Bachelor, Specialist, Master.
The terms of studies: Bachelor’s degree - 4 years (on the basis of secondary school); Specialist’s degree – 1 year (on the basis of Bachelor’s degree), and Master’s degree – 1 year (on the basis of Bachelor’s degree).
The Academic form of studies is full-time studies.
The Veterinary Faculty carries out admission for the full-term studies and the short-term studies (3 years 10 months). The applicants for the short-term studies should submit credentials of medical technical schools or agrarian colleges and can get the qualification “Veterinary surgeon”.
The Academic staff of the faculty includes 72 teachers: 7 professors, 2 Doctors in veterinary sciences, 1 Doctor in biology sciences, 1 Doctor in medical sciences, 34 assistant professors, Candidates of sciences, 10 senior teachers, 22 assistants. Faculty teaching staff successfully cooperates with foreign partners in the network of scientific research programs.
The faculty is located in 3 academic buildings. It has 5 modernized well-equipped lecture rooms, and 42 study and research special laboratories. There are special facilities for practical training, laboratory research, doing course papers and diploma projects. The students use the new library in the Veterinary Faculty building, video room and computer center.
The students do annual practice at known Ukrainian enterprises “Agro-soyuz”, “Naukova”, “Borysfen”, “Obriy”, at breeding factories “Agro-oven”, “Runo”, “Chumaky”, “Vidrodzhennya”.
5. The research.  
The Faculty’s research work comprises the work of several schools. Recently there have been functioning the scientific schools of Doctor in biology sciences, Professor V. Gryban, Doctor in veternary sciences, Professor, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Higher School of Ukraine, P. Gavrylin, Doctor in veternary sciences, Professor O. Tkachenko and Candidate in biology sciences, Professor of DSAU L.Stepchenko. The results of research are 5 authors’ certificates, more than 200 research papers, 9 defended Candidate’s dissertations.

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