Arctic SAU has determined its mission

Rector of the University Ivan Sleptsov today, April 16, signed an order according to which the educational institution determined its mission.

The mission of the Arctic State Agrotechnological University is “We work and study to improve the quality of life of people in the North”.

“We approached the choice of our mission with all responsibility, because a mission is a philosophy and a mission, the meaning of the organization’s existence. Our mission is saturated with love for our Motherland, respect for all people living in the difficult conditions of the North, ”the university noted.

Recall that by Order of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation No. 187 dated April 10, 2020 “On renaming the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education“ Yakut State Agricultural Academy ”, the university received university status and its name is the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education“ Arctic State Agrotechnological University “.

The first international online conference in a new status as a University was held at ASAU

On April 14, an international online conference of the Arctic State Agrotechnological University and the Mongolian State Agrarian University took place.

The opening ceremony was attended by the rectors of two universities, the permanent official representative of the city of Ulan Bator in Moscow, Munchchulun Munchetsetseg and the representative of the Republic of Tatarstan Alexandra Ushnitskaya.

The rector of the Arctic GATU Ivan Sleptsov greeted the rector of the Mongolian State Agrarian University Herug Tumurbaatar, as well as other participants in the historical meeting and spoke in detail about the activities of the university.

In the second part of the international online conference, university rectors and participants in the meeting discussed a strategy for cooperation between universities.

Questions were raised about the exchange of experience in training agricultural specialists, attracting applicants from Mongolia to study undergraduate and graduate programs in the Arctic GATU, as well as about the organization of joint scientific and experimental work, about participation in grants, competitions, publication of a collection of scientific papers and development dissertation research, on holding a joint international scientific-practical conference.

ASAU international activities in the Arctic


University’s Department of International and Interregional Cooperation held negotiations with partners from Canada to participate in supporting and developing distance education programs in circumpolar sciences.
It was also proposed to create a new thematic network “Arctic Agriculture”, which will expand research links, create joint educational programs, and participate in academic mobility programs.
Thematic networks enhance the role of higher educational institutions of the North as creators, carriers and disseminators of knowledge about the Arctic and its remote regions.
Recall that in March 2020, the department of international and interregional cooperation of the university held an international interdisciplinary seminar in the framework of the Winter Arctic School on the topic “Arctic Food Security” with foreign students from Norway, Iceland, Poland and Finland.

Yakut State Agricultural Academy changed its status to University

On April 10, 2020, an order was signed by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation to rename the Yakutsk State Agricultural Academy. Now the university has received the status of the University and will be called the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Arctic State Agrotechnological University”.

Thanks to the painstaking systemic work of the team, the Yakutsk State Agricultural Academy in 2017 became the basic organization of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation to train specialists in a new format for the traditional industries of the North, and today the Academy has become a University.

In 2019, according to the results of activities for 2018, in the ranking of universities that are subordinate to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the Academy ranked 1st among agricultural universities of the Far East and 32nd in Russia, increasing the rating by 20 points compared to 2017. Today, the University is faced with the task of becoming one of the leading universities under the jurisdiction of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.

The main goal of the new university will be to improve the quality of personnel training for the agro-industrial complex of the entire Arctic, to train and retrain professional staff who are competitive in the labor market and to develop advanced research technologies.

“Changes in the status and name of the university, first of all, are associated with the expansion of the training areas for specialists of the educational organization – we train not only specialists in the agricultural industry, but also in the forestry complex, land management, and housing and communal services. The university, which is the basic organization for the training of specialists for the traditional industries of the North, is faced with the task of becoming a center of Arctic agrarian education of an international level. We thank the leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, the native republic, personally the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia Maxim Iosifovich Uvaidov and the Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Aisen Sergeyevich Nikolaev for support and trust, ”commented Ivan Sleptsov, University Rector.

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Yakut State Agricultural Academy became the official venue for the FarEastCon-2020 international conference from October 6 to 9

Yakut State Agricultural Academy has become the official venue for the FarEastCon-2020 international conference, which will be held from October 6 to 9, 2020. FarEastCon 2020 is a multidisciplinary conference on industrial engineering and modern technologies. Conference proceedings will be referenced in the International Database of Web of Science and Scopus. The conference will be held in 4 sections: “Earth Sciences”, “Automation and Energy”, “Material Science and Construction”, “Economics and Production”.

According to the presentation of the State Agricultural Academy, the following sections are included in the program of the section “Earth Sciences”:

1) Digital technologies in agriculture;

2) Mechanization of agriculture;

3) Food Security.

During the conference, on-line communication will be organized in the form of a video conference. At the same time, all platforms are connected by a teleconference that has been functioning throughout the entire conference, which will allow conference participants to be able to remotely communicate with each other in real time.

International interdisciplinary seminar Arctic Food Security held on March 3rd, 2020

On the 3rd of March, 2020, in the hall of the Academic Council of Yakut State Agricultural Academy (further – the Academy), the 1st international seminar “Arctic Food Security” was held. Organizer of this scientific event was the Department of international and interregional cooperation of the Academy.

Purpose of the event is to develop students’ and academic staff’s skills on participating in scientific life of the Academy on international level, to improve foreign language skills, to exchange experience with foreign students.

Introduction speech was given to Konstantin Krivoshapkin, vice-rector of Science and Innovation. As Konstantin Krivoshapkin mentioned, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is a unique region with extreme natural and climatic features, including food security and culture.  He also mentioned necessity of such events, since the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is a unique region with extreme natural and climatic features, including food security and culture.

Participants of the seminar were students of Arctic Winter School of North-Eastern Federal University from Poland, Norway, Finland, including our bachelor and master students. Lecturers in English were:

  1. Sidorov Andrei Andreevich, senior lecturer – “Technology of freeze-dried reindeer meat products with long-term storage”, department of animal-derived products processing technology and catering, the faculty of agricultural technologies
  2. Pudov Aleksei Grigorievich, candidate of philological sciences, associate professor – “Arctic frontier”, department of social and humanitarian disciplines, the faculty of economics;
  3. Stepanov Konstantin Maksimovich, doctor of agricultural sciences, associate professor, professor – “Creating specialized food products based on the use of arctic raw materials”, department of animal-derived products processing technology and catering, the faculty of agricultural technologies.

After lections foreign students visited educational and scientific testing laboratory (Egorova Angelina Innokentievna), as well as bioclonal and molecular-genetic laboratory (Lukina Fedora Alekseevna). Further there was a tour in hippodrome of the Academy (Kopylova Tatiana Vasilievna). All participants of the international seminar received personal participant’s certificates.

In the future, the department of international and interregional cooperation plans to hold a number of such international events.

The project “Double diplomas” will be implemented in Yakutia

NKSU named after M. Kozybaeva and the Yakutsk State Agricultural Academy signed a bilateral memorandum. Double-degree students will receive diplomas from two universities.

Students and undergraduates of the Yakutsk State Agricultural Academy can study under the “Two Diplomas” program.

The delegation headed by the rector of the Yakut State Agricultural Academy Ivan Sleptsov arrived in Petropavlovsk. Ivan Ivanovich emphasized the importance of a bilateral agreement. He assured that the North Kazakhstan region is an agricultural region and that the priority is given to the training of qualified specialists.

– We are interested in the exchange of experience in the field of science. Today we signed an agreement to issue two diplomas to students. This will allow our students to receive a Kazakh diploma. I am convinced that this will give a new impetus to our development, ”he said.

The Yakut State Agricultural Academy is one of the largest universities in the north-east of Russia. It covers 5 regions of the Russian Federation. In the Republic of Sakha, 200,000 horses and the same number of deer are bred. Therefore, representatives of the delegation noted that the experimental base in the field of animal husbandry was strong. The Yakut State Agricultural Academy is ready to provide 5 educational grants for students of Kazakhstan.

Students from Northern Kazakhstan study annually for one semester. Students from Yakutsk will come to Petropavlovsk for the same period. There is also an exchange of teachers with each other.

As part of the partnership, specialists in the fields of agriculture, livestock and economics will be trained. Potential applicants will be offered directions in which they can receive two diplomas. Students will study in a bilateral program for 4 years, says Altyn Shayakhmetova, Dean of the Agrotechnological Department of NKSU.

Victoria Andreeva came from Yakutia to Petropavlovsk for six months. She noted that the program he was studying had great potential.

– I study in the forest department. The climate is very similar to Yakutia. Therefore, we are not afraid of the cold. We have been reading for 6 months. We are going through an experiment. I’m sure it will be a breakthrough period for me, ”she says.

Currently, two students from Northern Kazakhstan receive free education in Yakutia. They are also paid a scholarship in the amount of 5,000 rubles per month. Graduates of the program will receive diplomas from two state educational institutions of Kazakhstan and Russia after graduation.

Erasmus + SAGRIS Workshop

On February 13, 2019, the next working meeting on the Erasmus + SAGRIS program was held – “Improving postgraduate education in the field of sustainable agriculture and agricultural systems of the future”.

The program coordinator, Nifontov KR, the head of the research department conducted a general informing of the performers about the details of the program, the timing, the necessary documentation on the following topics:

Creation of a working group, distribution of modules;
Planning the initial phase of the project;
Creation of a project management structure;
Preparation of the draft order of the working group.

The Erasmus + SAGRIS program is designed for 3 years and is divided into several parts:

The first year of the project, stages:

Creation of working groups in universities;
Creation of inter-university working groups for the development of modules (IWG) and the “book of experts”;
The second year of the project, stages:

Development of four new SAGRIS modules;
Conducting four block seminars: the first pilot trainings on SAGRIS modules;
Interim open conference on the project (with the involvement of the general public) in KazNAU, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan.
The third year of the project, stages:

The introduction of new SAGRIS modules in the third cycle educational programs at universities in Russia and Kazakhstan;
Conducting four block seminars: the second part of the pilot trainings and the 6th meeting of inter-university working groups;
An open conference of project participants with the involvement of the general public in StGAU, Stavropol, Russia.
At the moment, the Academy is faced with the task of developing work package No. 1 – “Creating a project working group”. At the working meeting, goals and objectives were set for the implementation of RP1.

Yakut SAA develops beef cattle breeding: daily gaining up to 1 kg for youngsters under conditions of Yakutia

In September-November, 2019, Megino-Kangalasskiy district, within framework of the state objective of the Ministry of agriculture of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia): “Implementation of adaptive technologies for keeping of specialized beef cattle under conditions of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)” on basis of business-partner’s farm “Soloohun” (director – Andrey KHOLMOGOROV) Yakut SAA held scientific and practical experiment: “Feeding of cattle youngsters of the Kalmyk breed with addition of a local fodder supplements in a diet under conditions of Yakutia” with leadership of a rector of the Academy – Ivan SLEPTSOV. The experiment was held within 60 days after summer grazed with a usage of natural adaptogenes – zeolite from the Khonguruu deposit and Kempendyayskiy salt (Suntar district). The zeolite, as a catalyst, facilitates an increase of macro- and microelements absorption that come with a fodder, strengthens development of digestive organs, which shows positive influence on a forming of ability for digestibility and maximum usage of nutrients in the diet of the experimental cattle. Daily addition of 200 grams of the zeolite and 45 grams of the salt in the diet of the Kalmyk breed bulls led to 12,0% increase in weight gaining. Received results of the scientific and economic experiment demonstrated prospects in the usage of the local non-traditional food supplements (Khongurin zeolite and Kempendyayskiy salt) in the diet of weight-gaining bulls with a purpose of animals’ growth increase and development. Within short period of time, after fattening (60 days), we can get absolute gain of a live weight from 40 to 50 kg with an average daily weight-gaining in 700-800 grams (there were also animals with the average daily weight-gaining in 1 kg), while daily consumption of the fodder from 8 to 9 kg per unit with further final live weight up to 323,8 kg at the age of 18 months.

The scientific and practical experiment was held by the group of researches of the Agricultural faculty at Yakut SAA – candidates of sciences: Natalya CHERNOGRADSKAYA, Varvara MACHAHTYROVA, Andrey MARTYNOV, and post-graduates, master’s degree students. Scientists also recommend republican farmers to held weight-gaining operations within the period of the mid August to November, and for further increase of the economic effectiveness for cattle breeding they offer to held weight-gaining for youngsters (1,5-2 years) till achievement of the slaughter mass in fall fattening squares.