23 October 2021
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The Greeting of the Rector

Our uni­ver­si­ty is the old­est forestry uni­ver­si­ty in the coun­try. The entire his­to­ry of the uni­ver­si­ty is con­nect­ed with the for­est indus­try, with its devel­op­ment and changes, and with the need for qual­i­fied per­son­nel of dif­fer­ent lev­els and train­ing profile.
By now, the num­ber of forestry and for­est indus­try spe­cial­ists trained by the Uni­ver­si­ty has exceed­ed 75 thou­sand. Many of our grad­u­ates run busi­ness­es, work at all lev­els of the gov­ern­ment, and lead research insti­tutes and depart­ments; many of them are suc­cess­ful entre­pre­neurs and high­ly qual­i­fied specialists.
Train­ing is con­duct­ed in 21 areas of bach­e­lors’ train­ing, 13 areas of mas­ters’ train­ing, four areas of col­lege edu­ca­tion, and six areas of post­grad­u­ate stud­ies. The Uni­ver­si­ty suc­cess­ful­ly imple­ments the FORPEC Mas­ter’s pro­gram in English.
At present, 46 Doc­tors of Sci­ences, 33 pro­fes­sors, 139 can­di­dates of sci­ences and 100 asso­ciate pro­fes­sors are involved in edu­ca­tion and research activ­i­ties of the uni­ver­si­ty. At the uni­ver­si­ty, 6.5 thou­sand stu­dents study.
Saint-Peters­burg State Forestry Uni­ver­si­ty has always been and still remains a rec­og­nized research and devel­op­ment cen­tre. It hosts nation­al­ly and inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned teams of sci­en­tists capa­ble of solv­ing fun­da­men­tal and applied prob­lems in the fields of for­est ecol­o­gy, bio­di­ver­si­ty con­ser­va­tion, cli­mate reg­u­la­tion, refor­esta­tion, for­est inven­to­ry, for­est pro­tec­tion and con­ser­va­tion, deep wood pro­cess­ing, bioen­er­get­ics, for­est eco­nom­ics and pol­i­cy, and land­scape architecture.
The uni­ver­si­ty active­ly coop­er­ates with 23 coun­tries in Europe and Asia. Since 2008, it has been a mem­ber of the Finnish-Russ­ian Cross bor­der Uni­ver­si­ty. SPbF­TU imple­ments edu­ca­tion­al and research projects in coop­er­a­tion with for­eign part­ners, attract­ing fund­ing from inter­na­tion­al pro­grams of the Euro­pean Union; it trains more than 680 inter­na­tion­al stu­dents from 32 coun­tries in Asia, Europe and Amer­i­ca, as well as from the CIS and Baltic countries.
Our Uni­ver­si­ty is proud of its park, which is not only a mag­nif­i­cent spec­i­men of land­scape archi­tec­ture under the pro­tec­tion of the Com­mit­tee for State Con­trol, Archi­tec­ture and Plan­ning, but above all an edu­ca­tion­al base for the Uni­ver­si­ty’s students.
Our uni­ver­si­ty coop­er­ates with many indus­tri­al enter­pris­es and state orga­ni­za­tions, for which we train per­son­nel. This allows to com­bine the poten­tial of edu­ca­tion­al, sci­en­tif­ic insti­tu­tions and spe­cial­ized indus­tri­al enter­pris­es to solve a num­ber of prob­lems: improv­ing the qual­i­ty of train­ing; for­mu­la­tion in coop­er­a­tion with employ­ers of pro­fes­sion­al require­ments for mod­ern spe­cial­ists of all lev­els of train­ing, pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment and retrain­ing (includ­ing dis­tance learn­ing sys­tem), and intro­duc­tion of inno­v­a­tive sci­en­tif­ic devel­op­ments and com­plex high-tech equip­ment into production.
Our pri­or­i­ty task is to train per­son­nel, pri­mar­i­ly for the for­est indus­try, which is impos­si­ble with­out close coop­er­a­tion with indus­try enter­pris­es and with­out rad­i­cal changes in the indus­try itself.

Iri­na Alber­tov­na Mel­nichuk, Act­ing Rector