Chemistry in Saint-Petersburg State Chemical and Pharmaceutical University

Bachelor’s program


Faculty of Industrial Drug Technology


Elena Kuvaeva, Dean

+7 (812) 499-39-00, ext. 3011


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

Teaching staff. Training is provided by 20 university subdivisions. 80% of teachers have academic degrees of Doctors and Candidates of Sciences. The degree-granting departments are the Departments of Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Facilities and resources. The departments have state-of-the-art laboratory analytical and process equipment. There is a GMP training center equipped with state-of-the-art devices. It is built based on the principle of modular systems (“a room in a room”), with a set of engineering systems and industrial testing equipment for practical courses and workshops. It comprises a quality control laboratory, clean manufacturing premises of sections of solids, sterile dosage forms, semisolids. The university also has a resource sharing center, a pharmaceutical quality control center.

Education. Classes are conducted offline with active participation of industrial partners – representatives of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and related industries.

Strategic partners. The university cooperates with the analytical laboratory in the Leningrad Region, companies such as Biocad, Vertex, Geropharm, Novartis Neva, Pharmproject, Grotex, Medpolymer Firm, Samson Med, Rosbio, Active Component, Pharmsynthez, Akrihin, R-Pharm, Veropharm, Biosynthez, Solopharm, Polysan, Microgen.

Research. The faculty conducts toxicology screening, research on new pharmaceutical products, quality control of raw materials and finished products, optimization of current technologies and development of new technologies, methods and techniques for producing and analyzing pharmaceutical substances and excipients, quality control of raw materials, semifinished and finished products, categorization and certification of products.

Competitive advantages. The program is unique as emphasis is placed on practical aspects of activity of synthetic and analytical chemists, mainly in the context of drug development. On the one hand, this reflects in the content of chemistry disciplines (both basic and specialized disciplines), with particular focus on the synthesis and analysis methods used for the development of drug substances based on small organic molecules. On the other hand, some auxiliary disciplines immerse students in the key aspects of the drug life cycle, including elements of chemical engineering, pharmaceutical analysis, and computer modeling.

Employers and employment. Among graduates are specialists of pharmaceutical companies and enterprises at different levels, analytical laboratory staff, quality assurance and quality control specialists at pharmaceutical specialists, APS development specialists.

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