Biotechnology is the Science of Future

The English taught educational programme of the School of Medical Biology will give students new skills and knowledge to address the challenges that the modern world offers to biotechnologists.

The programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology provides a deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science-based processes, with respect to product quality, sustainability and finances. Graduates will have the competencies and skills to use main body of manufacturing sectors such as food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, textile, and IT. The direct application of biotechnology to the environment (e.g. bioremediation, biosensors) is of high relevance to the modern world.

Distinctiveness of the New Master’s Programme

The course features both theoretical knowledge and practical application from experimental design, to production, analysis of the output, and performing life cycle analyses of the produced entity. The curriculum provides a cross-platform approach to enable students to acquire a unique and individualised expertise that appeal to a wide span of employers. Students train problem-solving skills, project management as well as professional communication.

The programme is module-based and covers the main topics of modern industrial biotechnology and laboratory practice within the framework of the possibility to form an individual educational course.

A special feature of this programme is that it is taught in English. The key disciplines of the programme concern opportunities and risks associated with innovation and new technologies. The disciplines of the programme include the following:

  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Integrated Water Treatment and Management
  • Bioremediation
  • Fuels and Energy from Waste and Wastewater
  • Industries Based on Renewable and Sustainable Resources
  • Green Technologies to CO2 Sequestration
  • Industrial and Environmental Safety
  • Bioinformatics and Bioprocess Modeling
  • Innovative Technologies of Eco-Materials

Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing sectors of the world. It is the application of biological organisms, systems, or processes by various industries for improvement of the value of materials and organisms. Industrial biotechnology (White Biotechnology) is the application of life sciences to conventional manufacturing and synthesis processes. Advances in biotechnology can be converted into products, processes, and technologies by creating an interdisciplinary team. That’s why we are sure that the programme will be in high demand among applicants. The programme curriculum was designed by a team of internationally recognised researchers within the different subject areas, in collaboration with representatives from the private sector,” shares Shirish H. Sonowane (Professor of the National Institute of Technology Warangal), the Programme manager.

Prospects of Employment

Graduates of the program will acquire all the necessary skills for a professional career in the biotechnology industry, as well as those further academic studies. These areas are expanding worldwide, offering anyone vast career opportunities within the manufacturing byproducts or equipment, research and development, biotechnological services, including those found in patent and consultant agencies, research policy, journalism and finances.

The most crucial competitive advantage of a young specialist is real work experience and interaction with the leading experts of a relevant sector. By taking part in the Master’s programme students immerse into the process and that provides them with chances of promising employment and dynamic careers.


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