Over the years, Sumy National Agrarian University has been among the three best agrarian higher educational institutions of Ukraine. Annually, our employees publish about 50 articles in science-based databases Scopus and Web of Science and up to 800 articles and abstracts in Ukrainian publications.
On average, about 40 inventions and useful models are patented annually. The most important is that these all are scientific resultsthat are of practical importance.
Today, the university employs more than 60 doctors of science and professors, about 300 candidates of science and associate professors. It should be noted that experience has been combined with modern scientific thinking. This makes it possible to constantly conduct scientific research and implement relevant topics. We are constantly working to attract young people to scientific work. Annually the University staff defends up to 10 doctoral and about 25 candidate's theses. A total of 174 people take post-graduate and doctoral courses. Postgraduate study is available according to 11 specialties, in doctoral studies - to five specialties. We had significant scientific achievements in 2017: an expert study has been commissioned in seven projects, four of them are headed by young scientists. They areDoctor of Biological Sciences IhorKovalenko, Doctor of Economics ViktoriaMedvid, Candidate ofLaw AlyonaKlochko and Candidate of Technical Sciences SerhiySabadash. Three young scientists of SNAU are scholars of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. This year a young professor from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine LyudmylaNahornahas been awardeda prize of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for young scientists.
Sumy National Agrarian University is the centre of scientific support for the development of agro-industrial complex and rural areas of the northeast of Ukraine. However, we are not limited by this geographical area;therefore our scientific achievements are used throughout Ukraine and abroad. For forty years of the university's existence, powerful scientific schools have been formed here, which are known all over the world. These include the scientific school on the preservation of the Lebedinsky cattle breed (headed by academician VolodymyrLadyka), the population ecology of plants (Professor Julian Zlobin), the selection and seed production of potatoes (Professor Nelly Kozhushko and AnatoliyPodgaetsky) and sunflower (Professor OlexiyZhatov), economic and managerial support for the development of rural areas (Professor LyubovMykhailova), veterinary support of the quality and safety of livestock products (Professors TetyanaFotina and AndriyBerezovsky ), maintenance of operational properties of working surfaces of parts (Professor VyacheslavTarelnyk) and many others.
At the university, there are scientific laboratories, where our employees carry out research work. In particular, we have a unique laboratory of electron microscopy, which has no analogues in Sumy region. However, we understand that scientific equipment is gradually losing competitiveness due to obsolescence, and therefore it must be constantly updated.
In the framework of the Erasmus + CA 2 project "Improving the skills of specialists in laboratory practice in the agro-food sector of Eastern Europe" (Ag-Lab), the university will receivea fully staffed modern laboratory for gene-level research. This year itis also planned to create a laboratory of mass spectrometry at the university. We also constantly strengthen cooperation with foreign partnersthat enables us to conduct joint scientific research and use the scientific bases of our partners.