07 June 2023
Welcome to Study at SPbFTU!
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Head of the Directorate of International Cooperation:
Ph.D (Ec) Svetlana Tereshchenko
Phone: +7 (812) 670-92-60, +7 (931) 592-28-89
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Areas of Research

Today, there are a num­ber of sci­en­tif­ic schools and direc­tions at the St. Peters­burg State For­est Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty, the results of research on which are already used in pro­duc­tion, or are close to imple­men­ta­tion in the tim­ber indus­try com­plex. They cov­er almost all areas of the forestry com­plex from forestry activ­i­ties to deep chem­i­cal pro­cess­ing of wood.

The most impor­tant areas of research:

- devel­op­ment of a sys­tem of for­est man­age­ment activ­i­ties, includ­ing selec­tive cut­ting  and inte­grat­ed for­est management;

- Devel­op­ment of inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies for advanced wood mate­ri­als that meet the require­ments for ecol­o­gy, ener­gy con­sump­tion, effi­cien­cy and eco­nom­ics, devel­op­ment of new tech­nolo­gies for fire and bio­mass pro­tec­tion of wood com­pos­ite mate­ri­als, includ­ing wood boards and plywood;

- mod­ern inno­v­a­tive meth­ods and means of qual­i­ty con­trol of tech­nol­o­gy and wood products;

- cre­ation of inno­v­a­tive meth­ods for orga­niz­ing for­est trans­port infra­struc­ture and tim­ber indus­try logistics;

- cre­ation of an inte­grat­ed tech­nol­o­gy for the use of hard­wood and low-grade wood, wood waste to pro­duce prod­ucts for med­i­cine, agri­cul­ture and tech­ni­cal goods, includ­ing fuel ethanol, xyl­i­tol, bio­log­i­cal­ly active sub­stances and oth­er products;

- devel­op­ment of new strate­gic meth­ods for the syn­the­sis of organ­ic com­pounds based on wood com­po­nents and their decay components;

- cre­ation of mod­ern meth­ods of for­est inven­to­ry and man­age­ment based on appli­ca­tion of math­e­mat­i­cal mod­el­ing, geoin­for­ma­tion tech­nolo­gies and remote sens­ing data;

- fore­cast­ing the devel­op­ment of out­breaks of mass repro­duc­tion of pests and dis­eases, con­duct­ing fun­da­men­tal research on pests, dis­eases and stress sit­u­a­tions in forests;

- plan­ta­tion cul­ti­va­tion, cre­ation of high­ly pro­duc­tive for­est cultures;

- cre­ation of an opti­mized sys­tem of mol­e­c­u­lar mark­ers for genet­ic cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of elite and plus trees with known local­iza­tion on the genet­ic map;

- stud­ies of urban areas and their management.

The uni­ver­si­ty also devel­ops many oth­er sci­en­tif­ic direc­tions, the sig­nif­i­cance of which can grow sub­stan­tial­ly at any moment, which is deter­mined, first of all, by the request of the industry.

Today, the St. Peters­burg State For­est Tech­ni­cal  Uni­ver­si­ty con­tin­ues to devel­op the sci­en­tif­ic and inno­v­a­tive infra­struc­ture as a basis for the cre­ation in the future of a pow­er­ful sci­en­tif­ic and edu­ca­tion­al envi­ron­ment that inte­grates mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary sci­en­tif­ic research and world-class tech­nol­o­gy to enhance the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the tim­ber indus­try com­plex in Rus­sia and relat­ed indus­tries in an accel­er­at­ing sci­en­tif­ic and tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ment and glob­al­iza­tion of the world economy.