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Today, the Belarusian State of the Orders of the October Revolution and the Order of the Labour Red Banner Agricultural Academy is the largest multidisciplinary agricultural institute of higher education among CIS and European countries. The BSAA is headed by Dr. P.A.Saskevich, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences.

Throughout its history, BSAA has trained over 80 000 highly qualified specialists for the country's agro-industrial complex and other sectors. Many of its graduates have become prominent statesmen, scientists, heads of large establishments, enterprises, and made a great contribution to the development of the country's national economy.

The first president of the Republic of Belarus has graduated from the BSAA. Moreover, the Academy is proud of this fact. For the outstanding achievements, managerial abilities, and professionalism in work, 22 academy graduates were given the title of Hero of Socialist Labor, 16 graduates – Honored Worker of Science and Technology, 60 – Honorary Figure of Agriculture. Among the alumni of the BSAA, there are 21 academicians and corresponding members of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, four acting rectors of Belarusian universities, 36% of the chairmen of the district executive committees, 40% of heads of departments of agricultural management district executive committees and nearly half of the heads of the national agricultural enterprises.

New students can apply to the correspondence course each year from November 1-st to30th. Higher school of agribusiness provides education to people who have already obtained their undergraduate degree or in the last years of studies and want to get a degree in "Economics and management," "Business administration," "Marketing," "Commerce," "Accounting, analysis and audit," "Finance and audit."The Higher School of agribusiness was set up in 1999 and enrolled only 60 students. At present more than 400 students get their secondary education at higher school.

Research in the Academy is carried out in the field of agrochemistry and soil science, ecological genetics and plant breeding, biotechnology in crop growing, agricultural ecology plant protection, agriculture, crop growing, feed production, energy-saving technologies in plant growing, horticulture, fruit and vegetable breeding, analytical chemistry and ecology biotechnology, cell and gene engineering in animal breeding, cattle breeding, farm animal feeding, farm animals veterinary, fishery, horse breeding, plant processing Mechanization of farms and crop growing, hydro-technical structures and hydro ecology, ameliorative and construction machines and their efficient application, drainage and irrigation, drainage systems efficiency, geodesy, planning of rural territories, land cadaster and law management in the agro-industrial complex, marketing, mathematical modeling, commerce, audit, finance, and control in the agricultural sphere.

The main directions of scientific research:

  • Agro-chemistry and soil science
  • Ecological crop breeding and selection of agricultural biotechnology and ecology
  • Plant protection, herbology
  • Feed production, energy-saving technologies in crop growing
  • Horticulture, fruit and vegetable selection
  • Analytical chemistry and ecology, methods of farm produce analysis
  • Biotechnology, cell and gene engineering in animal breeding, technologies of animal production
  • Cattle breeding, veterinary, fish breeding
  • Development of machines and mechanisms for intensive technologies, plant processing, mechanization on animal farms
  • Hydro technical structures and hydro ecology, ameliorative and construction machines and their practical use, drainage and irrigation, the effectiveness of drainage systems geodesy and photographer, land cadaster and law

The Farm Mechanization Faculty was set up in the Academy in 1947 and laid the foundation of higher education in the field of farm mechanization in Belarus. At present, the faculty provides training in three specialties: "Maintenance and Engineering Support of Farm Production," "Maintenance and Engineering Support of Land Reclamation and Waterworks," "Agro service." Graduates majoring in the first two specialties get an engineering qualification, and those majoring in the third specialty get a qualification of an engineer-manager.

The Faculty of Land Reclamation and Construction is the oldest structural subdivision of the Academy. On the territory of Belarus, the faculty was the first educational institution to train highly qualified specialists in land reclamation and have a rich history and long-term traditions. At present, the faculty trains highly qualified experts for the Republic of Belarus' agro-industrial complex in two specialties: "Land Reclamation and Water Management and "Rural Development and Area Planning." After receiving a diploma in specialized secondary education, there is a possibility to be admitted to a short course of training in these two specialties.

The history of training specialists for animal husbandry in our republic is connected with setting up the Zootechny faculty in 1930, which was renamed in Zoo Engineering Faculty in 1975. Throughout its history, the faculty trained over 7.5 thousand highly qualified specialists. Today the faculty offers undergraduate courses in zootechny (with the qualification "zoo engineer") on specializations: biotechnology and breeding, poultry farming, industrial pig production industrial fish breeding (with the qualification "engineer-technologist"). All the courses are professionally relevant, which means that graduate students are ready for the workplace.

Land Use Planning Faculty was established in 1924. Its history began in 1859 when geodetic-taxation classes at Gory-Goretskaya rural school were opened. There are three departments at the faculty: the Department of Land Management, the Department of Land Cadaster and Law, the Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry. The highly qualified teaching staff provides educational, methodological, and research work.

The Agronomy Faculty was established in 1919 based on Goretsky Agricultural Institute. The beginning of agronomical education at the higher courses of Gory Goretskaya rural school (later the Belarusian State Agricultural Academy) refers to 1842.

Dean of the Faculty is Y. Mirenkov, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, and Associate Professor The Faculty of Agroecology were established in 1996. The faculty departments have their glorious history and old traditions. In 1879, Gorki M. Rytov, an outstanding Russian scientist-agrobiologist in vegetable and fruit growing, began his activity. He is considered the father of Russian scientific horticulture and gardening. In August 1920, in Goretski Agricultural Institute, the Department of Vegetable and Fruit Growing was created. The Department of Agrichemistry was organized in 1921 by Academician Oscar Kedrov-Zinman, whose works on chemical land reclamation are known worldwide.

The BSAA has been training accounts since 1958. The Faculty of Accounting, as a separate faculty, was created in 1966. Today there are more than 700 full-time students.

Economic education has always been one of the main activities of the Belarusian State Agricultural Academy. According to the Gory-Goretsky Agricultural Institute (1859) regulations, a second-year-student could choose one of the following specialties: agriculture, cattle breeding, economics, and forestry. Thus, our educational establishment in the Russian Empire "Economic" as an independent specialty was first introduced. On November 1st, 2002, Business and Law Faculty was formed through the reorganization of the Economic faculty. There are five departments at the faculty: the Department of Agribusiness, the Department of State and Law History, the Department of History and Cultural Sciences, the Department of Marketing, the Department of Law. More than 680 students, including over 200 international study at the faculty at present.

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