FACULTY OF ZOOENGINEERING
Address: Ganja, Ozan Street 146, AZ2000
Zooengeneering specialty was first taught at Azerbaijan Veterinary Institute, established in Ganja in 1931. In 1933 it merged with Azerbaijan Agricultural Institute while the first graduation was held in 1935.
In 2020, the faculty was reorganized and transferred to a new building. On 24 June 2020, as part of their visits to Ganja, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva have attended the inauguration of a new educational block of Azerbaijan State Agricultural University. In the new educational building, built at the expense of state investments allocated by the Order of the President of Azerbaijan dated January 22, 2018, all conditions have been created for the training of personnel with a modern worldview, as well as for the effective conduct of scientific research. At the disposal of the teaching staff and students, the latest visual aids, classrooms and laboratories equipped with modern equipment were transferred. All the necessary infrastructure has been created here. Service and utility rooms have been created. The new educational building trains 3,000 students in two shifts.
STRUCTURE OF THE FACULTY
- Technology of livestock production
- Breeding and feeding of farm animals
- Technology of fish production
- Fishing *
- Zooengineering *
* Based on state order only
- Fishing and fish farming *
- Special zootechnics, technology of production of livestock products
- Technology of production of livestock
- Breeding of agricultural animals, selection, genetics və reproduction
PROFESSOR - TEACHING STAFF
- Doctor of Science, professor – 1
- Doctor of Science, Ass.Prof.– 1
- Ph.D., associate professor - 10
- Senior lecturer -9
- Assistant - 7
- undergraduates – 410
- graduates – 21
In recent years the faculty’s infrastructure was significantly improved, modern laboratories, education, and training centers were opened. Poultry farming education and training center, quail growing training center, and other research and training areas were significantly upgraded.
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FISH BREEDING LABORATORY
To improve quality education in fishery, a 72 m² fishery laboratory with farming of over 2000 species was established at zoo engineering faculty. There are 16 new open water reservoirs in the area with various fish species. Students study the complete process of fish production and learn about fish breeding and nutrition technologies.
POULTRY FARMING EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTER
Poultry farming education and training center with a total area of 254 m² is established at zoo engineering faculty for training highly qualified poultry specialists. The center includes well equipped a 200 m² modern farm and a 30 m² laboratory. The center is involved in poultry keeping and growing; and allows students to analyze advanced technologies and implement research projects, study zootechnical and veterinary procedures, among other activities. Approximately 1600-3000 poultry species were grown in two phases within 30-35 days. The center employes four students.
QUAIL GROWING TRAINING CENTER
In recent years, there has been a growing demand for quail meat and eggs. Quail has become a popular nutrition alternative due to its low fat and cholesterol. Having this in mind, the University opened a quail growing training center in 2015. The primary purpose of the center is to train students in theory and practice of their chosen majors, including arranging visits to laboratories and experimental farming facilities. The center’s main priority is to achieve the best outcomes of quails keeping and growing in three-level cages installed in the dedicated premises using modern intensive technologies.
BEEKEEPING TRAINING CENTER
Beekeeping training center plays a vital role in developing students’ practical knowledge about beekeeping, increasing bee population, using them for pollination purposes and increasing honey production and processing. The center also offers training to regional beekeepers.
THE ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION TRAINING CENTER
Due to increased attention to artificial insemination of livestock in the country and training of qualified specialists in this area, the artificial insemination training center was opened at the faculty of veterinary medicine and zoo engineering.
EXPERIMENTAL LIVESTOCK COMPLEX
The experimental livestock complex, which accommodates 40 cattle heads and four horses, is established at the faculty of veterinary medicine and zooengineering. The center offers the students all the necessary conditions to carry out practical diagnostic and treatment-prophylaxis actions on the ground. At the same time, the second complex, put into operation in the educational-experimental farm under the same project, also contributes to the training of specialists who meet modern demand.