Biotechnology in Saint-Petersburg State Chemical and Pharmaceutical University

Bachelor’s program


Faculty of Industrial Drug Technology


Alexei Marchenko, Dean
+7 (812)-499-39-02, ext. 3010


Achievements. The educational program is ranked among Best Educational Programs of Innovative Russia.

Teaching staff. Training is provided by 15 departments and three research and educational centers (RECs), over 150 teachers, 80% of whom have academic degrees of Doctors and Candidates of Sciences. The degree-granting department is the Department of Biotechnology.

Facilities and resources. The departments have state-of-the-art laboratory analytical and process equipment. To activate research, the university established the Center of Molecular and Cell Technologies. The university established the REC of Immunobiotechnology
at the premises of Saint Petersburg Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums and the REC of Technology of Recombinant Proteins in cooperation with the BIOCAD innovative biotechnology company. The departments and RECs participate in practical training of

Education. Classes are conducted offline using digital learning technologies in the electronic information and educational environment.

Strategic partners. The university focuses on practical training, so it maintains contacts with its strategic partners—pharmaceutical companies such as BIOCAD, Geropharm, Samson Med, etc. Students have an opportunity to attend educational modules taught by companies’ specialists in the form of lectures, hands-on classes, master classes. Upon completion of the educational module, students take a test and are interviewed. The students with better scores undertake summer work placements at pharmaceutical enterprises located in Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, the USA, and other countries.

The university implements a wide range of innovative educational projects with top international pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Novartis, Abbott, and others.

Research. Teachers conduct research on technologies and methods for extracting and purifying biologically active substances (BAS) produced by microbiological synthesis, on obtaining and studying the pharmacological effect of BAS to produce innovative medicines.

Competitive advantages. This program is a unique program that trains biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry specialists. Graduates are always in high demand in the labor market.

Employers and employment. Among graduates are pharmaceutical industry leaders at different levels, heads of pharmacy chains, pharmaceutical organizations and warehouses, drug promotion specialists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy analysts, staff of analytical, forensic and chemical, phytochemical laboratories, quality control specialists at pharmaceutical enterprises, medical representatives of pharmaceutical companies.

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