Programs overview

Animal husbandry 

Places: 50 state-funded places/ 25 tuition fee places

According to the simplest definition, animal science is the field aiming to train students in animal production management systems.

What will you learn to do?

You will start with basic notions of biochemistry, anatomy, general agriculture, and cell biology, after which you will come to master the operation of farming machinery and installations, to design animal production facilities, and observe the peculiarities of rearing horses, poultry, pigs, cattle, sheep, buffalo, bees, silkworms, rabbits, fur animals, etc. In addition, you will acquire all the needed skills to successfully manage a farm.

Studies in animal sciences help to understand:

  • The behavior of farm animals and pets; to gain knowledge on their growth and development needs;
  • The need to use improved genetics in order to achieve higher quality and quantitative yields through continuous livestock improvement;
  • The need to ensure animal welfare in building shelters that guarantee the conditions of growth and wellbeing, specific to each species;
  • The differences between intensive and extensive rearing systems.
  • The importance of avoiding contamination of the environment with residues from livestock farms.

Fish farming and aquaculture

Places: 20 state-funded places/ 10 tuition fee places

Aquaculture deals with the controlled growth of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants or other aquatic organisms. As marine resources have decreased globally due to intensive fishing, but also due to legislative interventions to stop this phenomenon, the main source of fish for consumers worldwide has become aquaculture. In order to achieve a viable production and a profitable activity, aquaculture must be carried out using the scientific and technological evolution in this field.

You will start with elementary questions of ichthyology, botany and aquatic zoology, ecology and biochemistry, in order to later design hydrotechnical constructions for fish farming, machinery, equipment and fish installations, properly exploit the fish stock in natural pools, learn the peculiarities of growing carp, trout or sturgeon and know every aspect of managing a fish farm. And this is not all. You will be able to develop in niche areas such as aquariums or fishing techniques and tools.

Studies in fish farming and aquaculture help you understand:
The behavior of various aquatic species
The need to improve the quality of the genetic material to obtain superior qualitative and quantitative productions
Properties and parameters of water and soil
Differences between intensive and extensive fish farming
The importance of designing a watershed
Classification of aquatic species according to the environment in which they grow (marine or freshwater)
Procedures for exploiting the fish stock in natural pools


Places: 35 state-funded places/ 25 tuition fee places

What are biotechnologies and what you will learn to do?
The new Biotechnologies program that will be implemented by our faculty in 2023, wants to bring together in one study program all the applications for which biotechnologies have in different fields of activity.
You will start with elementary notions of general biotechnologies, analytical and instrumental chemistry, botany, anatomy, plant physiology, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, bioethics, and biosafety in biotechnologies, after which you will come to study cell cultures and animal and plant tissues. , animal and plant genetic engineering, enzyme, and protein biotechnology, immunology but also pharmaceutical biotechnologies, reproductive biotechnologies, entomology biotechnologies, functional food biotechnology, metabolomics elements, biomaterials, extractive and fermentative biotechnologies, biotechnologies in the processing of animal products in animal breeding processes and plants, industrial biotechnologies, biotechnologies in the processing of plant and animal products, biotechnologies for recycling waste products, management and marketing of biotechnological products.
Also, this program offers students the opportunity to choose their own educational path by offering a large share of optional subjects: Biotechnological facilities, Analysis and control tools, Animal pathology, Animal pathology, Cell pathology, Molecular markers, Micropropagation, Laboratory diagnosis, Plant protection biotechnologies, Serum and vaccine production biotechnologies, Medicinal plant bioprocessing, Aquaculture biotechnologies, Environmental protection biotechnologies, Food safety, and security, Food additive and feed biotechnology, Biotech product authenticity, Human nutrition, Quality management, Project management.
Studies in biotechnologies help you understand:
• Biological, chemical, and physical processes in the environment
• Food chain relationships in nature
• Basic cellular structures and description of the process of genetic modification with the possibility to identify applications of genetic engineering in agriculture
• The biological mechanisms underlying animal and vegetable biotechnologies
• The principles involved in the breeding and genetic transformation of plants and animals
• Application of the scientific method in data collection, statistical processing, and interpretation

Graduates of the Biotechnologies specialization will be able to work in various fields of these branches such as: Agricultural Biotechnologies, Biotechnologies for the food industry, Veterinary Biotechnologies, and Industrial Biotechnologies.

What are agricultural biotechnologies?

An alternative name used internationally is agri-tech. This agricultural science involves the use of scientific and technical tools, including genetic engineering, to modify living organisms: plants, animals, and microorganisms. Applications in this field have been developed mainly in the direction of improving agricultural crops and livestock production.

The desirable traits of one species may be transferred to another species. These transgenic crops have desirable characteristics in terms of taste, color, growth rate, size, and resistance to disease and pesticides. Genetic selection is a process that humans have always used. With the help of agricultural biotechnology, this process can be controlled and applied more efficiently, without waiting for several generations of plants or animals until you have a satisfactory production.

What are biotechnologies for the food industry?

Biotechnologies are used to obtain foods with improved properties. Thus, this field of study deals with the application of specific methods and techniques of biotechnology on animals, plants, and microorganisms, in order to obtain functional foods with high production, nutritional or marketing potential. These are called GE foods as well.

This specialization involves the use of scientific and technical tools to modify or enhance animal welfare. Thus, desirable characteristics of one species may be transferred to another species. These transgenic species have desirable characteristics in terms of growth rate, size, and disease resistance. Genetic selection is a process that humans have always used. Logically, you will multiply healthy individuals with good physical characteristics, not those who are sick or have defects. With the help of biotechnology, this process can be controlled and applied more efficiently, without waiting for several generations to pass until you have a satisfactory quality production. We are also concerned with animal hygiene, animal pathology, pharmacology, production of serums and vaccines, as well as toxicology, product authenticity testing, and food safety and security.