Best Educational Programs: BIOTECHNOLOGY


Department of Biotechnology and Technosphere Safety

Master’s program


TARANTSEVA, Klara Rustemovna

Head of the Department


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

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

Teaching staff. Eighty-eight percent of the teaching staff of the degree-granting department have basic education relevant to program disciplines, 78% of teachers have academic degrees and titles. The employees of the department organize international seminars and advanced training courses with the participation of foreign specialists.

University partners within the educational program. The main partners of the university are federal and regional enterprises of the region. The department actively cooperates with Moscow Polytechnic University, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, and others, in the field of science and education.

Students’ and alumni’s achievements. Master students regularly participate in regional and interregional scientific conferences and seminars such as the Interregional scientific and practical conference of students and postgraduate students “Innovation Technologies in Economics, Information Science, Medicine, Biotechnologies and Education,” etc.

Facilities and resources. Penza State Technological University has good facilities and resources for the educational process implementation. The laboratories have state-of-the-art specialized equipment. The university has a youth creativity center, a school for young leaders, a student scientific design campus, the Spartak sports and training complex, and a dormitory. It fosters links with enterprises, which helps students successfully fulfill their professional potential.

Opportunities for students. Students undertake their internship at pharmaceutical and food industry enterprises. To sharpen professional skills, students undertake annual study placement in the laboratories of Belgorod National Research University.

Employment prospects. Biotechnological production controller, biologist, biotechnologist, biochemist, microbiologist, chemist, developer of the composition and manufacturing technology of drugs or food additives, process engineer in pharmaceutical production, fermentation industry and food production, agro-industrial complex.