Agrarian & Technological Institute (ATI) was founded on the 1st of September 1961 and since then it has trained specialists in agronomy, zootechnics and veterinary. Over the last 10 years there were new specialties: land management and land cadastre, landscape architecture, standardization and metrology, veterinary and sanitary examination. A new program in specialty “Veterinary” is opening this year in English.Teaching and learning activities
The competitive advantage of educational process is the industrial training which takes place in veterinary clinics, at the agricultural enterprises, in agribusiness holding companies, stations on fight against animal diseases, land management, estimated, realtor organizations and business structures, at the enterprises of city gardening and improvement, green construction.
ATI provides the future experts massive opportunities for formation of competences – there are many facilities in the territory of ATI: an agrobiotechnological laboratory and a greenhouse on the roof for agronomists; a workshop of landscape architecture and design for landscape architects; a center of veterinary science and medicine for veterinarians; a laboratory of an assessment of lands for carrying out field researches in the field of use of lands and the land registry for land surveyors and other professional laboratories.
Bachelor-students get a basic natural-science education. Master course provides a wide choice of profile programs. For example, “Technological management in zoobusiness”; “Modern biotechnologies in animal husbandry”; “Technologies of quality control and food products and productions safety”; “Management in technologies of geodesical and cadastral works” and others.
Close connection of educational process, science and real production provides a great variety of educational and work practice in various regions of the Russian Federation on the basis of the large profile companies and the research organizations.
The students of ATI participate successfully in professional competitions and exhibitions: in 2011 and 2012 they won the victory at the international festival “Imperial Gardens of Russia”. In 2015 four gardens upon the projects of students of the “Landscape Architecture” department were implemented on Maynau's (Baden-Württemberg) island within the annual international exhibition “Seasonal Gardens”.Scientific activities
Students take part in the scientific researches conducted by professors and associate professors of ATI. Today 112 doctors and candidates of science work at the Institute. 20 scientific study groups, 10 scientific seminars, and also innovative laboratories of clinical methods of researches in various areas create favorable conditions for scientific activities.
The postgraduate course includes study training on 12 specialties, such as: “Protection of plants”; “Genetics and Selection”; “Veterinary science”, etc. For example, in 2015 the postgraduate student Wafula Arnold Mamati passed Ph.D. defense in English on specialty “Protection of plants”.Extra-curricular activities
More than 100 sporting, cultural, professional events are annually carried out at the institute: competitions of students’ projects, round tables, master classes, competitions “Miss and Mr. of ATI”, excursions to the museums, meetings with graduates. The students of ATI are actively engaged in sports activities: football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, tennis, track and field athletics, chess, hockey, swimming, etc.