Best Educational Programs: BIOTECHNOLOGY


Department of Biotechnology and Technosphere Safety

Bachelor’s program


TARANTSEVA, Klara Rustemovna

Head of the Department


Awards and achievements of the educational program. Students majoring in Biotechnology successfully undergo independent quality evaluation according to certified accreditation teaching materials as part of the project “Federal Internet Exam in the Sphere of Professional Education.”

Penza State Technological University also offers a Master's program in Biotechnology

Teaching staff. The highly qualified teachers have required experience and knowledge, most of them were awarded academic degrees and titles. The department develops and holds international seminars and advanced training courses in cooperation with foreign specialists.

University partners within the educational program. The university maintains partnership relations with federal and regional enterprises such as the Penza Dairy Plant, the Penza Confectionery Factory; the branch of Ochakovo beer and alcohol-free plant in Moscow; Penza Yeast Factory, and others.

The department cooperates with Moscow Aviation Technology Institute named after K.E. Tsiolkovsky, Moscow Power Engineering Institute, the international Academy of Ecology and Life Protection Sciences, Belgorod State University, etc.

Students’ and alumni’s achievements. Students actively participate in the international research conference of students, postgraduate students, young teachers and scientists “Youth. Education. Science,” the international research conference “Biotechnologies. Science. Innovations,” are winners of the international youth contest of innovative projects and startups “Potential of the Future” (Lomonosov Moscow State University).

Facilities and resources. The university has high-level facilities and resources. The academic laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art devices and apparatuses, in particular, the degree-granting department established the scientific training center “Biotechnologies and Technosphere Safety.” If necessary, students are accommodated in a dormitory. Students can attend the Spartak sports complex.

Opportunities for students. Students undertake their educational and pregraduation internship and work placement at pharmaceutical and food industry enterprises of the Penza Region and other regions. Students annually undertake a field internship at Belgorod National Research University, in the laboratories of biotechnologies, NMR-spectroscopy, biologically active substances, inorganic and organic applied chemistry, physicochemical testing, where they learn how to use state-of-the-art instrumental methods of biological object investigation.

Employment prospects. Chemical engineer, process engineer, microbiologist, manager.