Alma-Ata Zootechnical and Veterinary Institute

Alma-Ata Zootechnical and Veterinary Institute

 

trains zootechnicians and veterinarians. Founded in 1929, it was the first specialized higher educational institution in Kazakhstan. In 1969 the institute had five departments (zootechnology, veterinary medicine, correspondence education, retraining of agricultural specialists, and social professions), a graduate school, 38 departments, and a research center. The library has 185,000 volumes. In 1969 the institute had more than 5,000 students and more than 300 instructors, including 20 professors and doctors of science and 130 docents and candidates of science.

The institute confers candidate’s and doctor’s degrees in agriculture, veterinary medicine, and biology. It publishes Trudy (since 1934) and educational literature.