Biotechnology in North-Caucasus Federal University

Master's program


Department of Applied Biotechnology



Head of the Department


Tel.: +7 8652 33-08-57, 33-03-18



Awards and achievements. The program underwent state accreditation in 2020 and professional-public accreditation carried out by the National Centre for Public Accreditation in 2017.

Teaching staff. Among 18 regular lecturers and dual jobholders at the degree-granting department of applied biotechnology and the specialized department of milk and dairy product technology are six Doctors of Sciences, Professors, 12 Candidates of Sciences, Associate Professors, including two visiting foreign professors (Belarus, Tajikistan).

Facilities and resources. State-of-the-art devices for express analysis of composition and properties of food raw material and biological objects, high-performance liquid chromatography, microscopy and microcomputer tomography, determination of the antioxidant activity of biological objects, pilot plants for baro- and electro-membrane fractionation of food raw material. Students undertake internships at food and pharmaceutical industry enterprises in Stavropol and the Stavropol Territory.

Research. Research areas: the study of the microflora of symbiotic fermented milk products, mechanisms of interaction between probiotic microorganisms and prebiotic oligosaccharides; physicochemical basics, production technology of lactose and its derivatives (lactulose, lactose hydrolyzates, galactooligosaccharides, lactitol, lactosyl urea); new-generation biotechnology of dairy products, natural and fermented beverages; development of the concept of complex protection of human and animal health in immunopathologies.

Strategic partners. Stavropol Dairy Plant, Stavropol Brewing Plant, Stavropol Biofactory, the Biocom pharmaceutical company, the SciTech research and production association.

International projects and programs. NCFU implements cooperation programs with Belarus State University (Minsk), University of Milan, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (Portugal), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Laval University (Canada).

Competitive advantages. Unique scientific equipment is used in the learning process and research. Students have an opportunity to follow the continuing education path: Master's degree – PhD degree –doctoral degree, individual educational paths as part of academic mobility programs and scientific internships and study placements at leading Russian and foreign educational and research institutions and engineering centers.

Assistance and support for international students. Internationalization of the educational and research process is one of NCFU's top priorities and is a strategically important vector of university development. NCFU has the International Cooperation Department.

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