2 years (4 semesters): theory and practice.
20 courses, divided into 4 categories:
1.Ecological, Evolutionary, Systematic theory.
2.Biodiversity definition & classification.
3.Biodiversity analysis.
4.Practical skills and field activities.

You have the opportunity to implement researches in such areas as:
Global ecology and biodiversity (tree species diversity; time-change in biodiversity trends; decomposition across biomes; etc.).
Impacts of beaver dams on C-cycle in the Ob river basin.
Primary ecological successions on the melting profile of the Small Aktru glacier (Altai Mountains).
Siberian pine's growth under climate change (a dendrochronological analysis).
Treeline shifting northward in Russian mountains.
Recent trends in deforestation and fire across Russia.
Studies about Snow leopard, ethology, ecology and conservation biology (Altai and Tibet), and many others.
You will be able to participate in scientific studies on KAJBASOVO & AKTRU research stations. All this will provide the opportunity to become acquainted with a great variety of landscapes, different types of reliefs and paleogeographical relics, distinctive geological structures and evidences of earthquakes, amazing biodiversity in wild ecosystems, unique archaeological objects and the dynamic variety of nomadic populations.
The cost of the program for students who successfully passed the exam is 2,400 euros per year!
What does this MSc offer?
A comprehensive overview of the science about biological diversity ecology, evolution and dynamics, and of the methods for diversity analysis, calculation and estimation.
Modern and advanced knowledge and methods in environmental and evolutionary biology.
What are the requirements?
Admission requirements are:
A Bachelor's Degree in Science (BSc) or similar bachelor's degrees,
Knowledge of English,
At least one graduate level of ecology or general biology course.

Till there are 10 budgetary places for training in the program for representatives of Russia, citizens of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan.
What specialists do we train?
This programme is designed to prepare students for a career in research and conservation, or for further academic steps at Ph.D. level, such as:
Environmental researchers in private institutions and companies,
Nature conservation manager,
Officer at government agencies,
Non-governmental organizations,
Manager of biodiversity infrastructures,
Museum curator,
University researcher and/or teacher.
Where will you live?
Tomsk is a student capital of Russia,
Every fourth resident of Tomsk is studying or working at a Universities,
There are many small and cheap cafes, in close proximity to the University,
Student residence hall «PARUS» with double & triple rooms is newest in Tomsk, (cost of living - $15 per month),
In all buildings of the TSU campus Internet is free,
TSU sports complex (swimming pool, aerobics, yoga, martial arts, etc.) at your disposal.
What do you know about Siberia?
Its territory takes 57% of the whole Russia.
The largest Arctic continental shelf of the Earth.
Global changes happen faster in Siberia. That is why it has unique importance for the Earth's biodiversity.
4 largest rivers in the world flow here.
The biggest lake in the world - Baikal is located in Siberia.
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"Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity"
- Leonardo da Vinci
Program Director and Coordinator:
Roberto Cazzolla Gatti
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biological Institute and Bio-Clim-Land Centre, Tomsk State University
E-mail: robertocazzollagatti@mail.tsu.ru
or robertocgatti@gmail.com

Program Manager:
Tatiana S. Kolesnikova
Bio-Clim-Land Centre, Biological Institute, Tomsk State University
E-mail: kirpota@inbox.ru
Mob.: +7-913-104-25-22

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