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.