Programme presentation. The basic educational programme in “Biology” is delivered within the area of training “General Biology”. A distinctive feature of the programme is a practical focus of training in accordance with the needs of employers, which allows students to learn only those technologies which are in demand on the labour market. Special attention is paid to the achievements of modern biology which ensure competence of graduates and enhance their competitiveness.

Interactive forms of training are intensively used in the educational process. The class-room fund includes laboratories, multimedia and computer classrooms.

Sakhalin State University offers one more best educational program in the field of Natural Sciences:

ECOLOGY AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Bachelor’s program, Master’s program

Teaching staff. About 80% of the teachers have academic degrees and titles. Among them there are heads and experts of specialized organizations and research laboratories.

Competitiveness of students. Graduates in Biology are prepared for the study of nature and its objective laws, the use of biological systems for economic and medical purposes and are able to perform nature protection activity. Students constantly take part in various contests and Olympiads.

Every year the members of the State Attestation Commission give a high rating to the quality of graduates’ training. Employers of the region also highly appreciate the graduates of the university for profound theoretical knowledge and practical skills and for striving for self-improvement and professional development.

Interaction with employers. Experts of specialized organizations and research institutes are involved in assessment and development of the educational programme and its delivery. Among the partners of the university there is Sakhalin Research Institute of Agriculture, Sakhalin Botanic Garden, Sakhalin Research Institute of Fishery and Oceanography and Poronaisk Reserve. Students are placed for work experience and pre-degree practice in these organizations. Students with excellent academic performance following the results of their practical experience or the State final attestation get a job in partner organizations.