Postgraduate Studies

Department of postgraduate education is aimed to prepare scientists for Candidate of Science (PhD) degree.

In 2019, Department of postgraduate education of ZIN RAS was accredited by State for 6-years term.

Federal state budgetary scientific institution the Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (ZIN RAS) is entitled to perform educational activity according to the License of Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency, Reg. No. № 2575 , March 12, 2012, by four specialties:

03.02.04 — zoology

Zoology is an area of biological science studying diversity and taxonomy of the animal world, structure, life, and behavior of animals in different habitats, regularities in distribution, abundance, individual development, and evolution. Zoology creates the basis for elaboration of methods of control of parasitic animals and vectors of diseases and of forest, agricultural, and game pests, regulation of population density of problem species, attraction and protection of useful, rare, and disappearing species. It is closely associated with medicine, forestry, agriculture, game management, and veterinary. Some branches of zoology forms parts of complex sciences, such as parasitology, epizootology, epidemiology, hydrobiology, and ecology.

03.02.05 — entomology

Entomology is an area of science devoted to the study of taxonomy, phylogeny, morphology, physiology, embryogenesis, metamorphosis, ecology, and geography of insects and elaboration of scientific basis and practical recommendations for protection of useful insects and control of insect pests, for regulation of population density of insect communities in natural and anthropogenic ecosystems.

03.02.10 — hydrobiology

Hydrobiology is an area of ecology examining regularities in interaction of aquatic organisms (hydrobionts) between themselves and with abiotic factors of reservoirs. The subject of hydrobiology includes ecological groups of hydrobionts (plankton, nekton, benthos, etc) in marine and continental reservoirs of different types and different aquatic ecosystems (seas, lakes, reservoirs, rivers with their basins, etc.).

03.02.11 — parasitology

Parasitology is a complex science uniting studies in the area of biology, medicine, veterinary, and agronomy, associated with the world of parasites together with their biotic relations and processes, general problems of parasitism, and also particular problems of diseases evoked by parasites (protists, helminths, and ectoparasites) in humans, animals, and plants. Practical significance of parasitology includes elaboration of scientific basis of parasite control and control human, animal, and plant diseases, causing great damage to human health and economical harm to husbandry and crop production.


Head of Department of postgraduate education: Igor V. Doronin
Tel.: +7 (812) 328-03-11, Fax: +7 (812) 328-02-21.
Daily, 14.00-17.00 (2.00-5.00 P.M.).