Voronezh State UniversityVoronezh State University

Faculty of Pharmaceutics


Elena E. Chupandina


Address: 3 Ulitsa Studentcheskaya, Voronezh

Phone: +7 (473) 228-11-60 (3500); +7 (473) 253-04-28

E-mail: deanery@pharm.vsu.ru

Website: www.pharm.vsu.ru


The Faculty of Pharmaceutics provides state of the art education and a guarantee of employment in any region of the Russian Federation.
Pharmaceutics is involved in medicine, factories, chemist's shops, regulatory authorities, and your health and future

  • A unique community of lecturers, including pharmacist, biologists, philologists, and doctors.
  • Expertise since 1993.
  • Over 60 disciplines (history of pharmacy and medicine, Latin language and bioethics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical engineering, pharmacy business organisation, pharmaceutical marketing and management, pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, pharmaceutical counselling, and others).
  • 4 educational levels/stages (secondary vocational education, specialist’s degree, postgraduate and residency programmes).
  • Further professional education programmes.
  • Application of state of the art electronic educational resources and distance learning technologies.
  • Staff members of the faculty are many time laureates of the prize of the Government of the Voronezh Region for the work in the area of research and education.
  • Over 2,000 publications, including 62 patents of the Russian Federation, 2 discoveries, 12 monographs, and over 200 didactic materials.
  • The graduates and postgraduate students of the faculty have used their professional qualities and personal talents to build a successful career in teaching, management, the pharmaceutical industry, and business.

Specialist's degree

  • 33.05.01 Pharmacy

Residency Training

  • 33.08.02 Management and Economics of Pharmacy
  • 33.08.01 Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • 33.08.03. Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

Postgraduate Training Programmes

  • 33.06.01 Pharmacy
  • 4.04.02 Specialisation: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy
  • 14.04.01 Specialisation: Drug Formulation
  • 14.04.03 Specialisation: Pharmacy Business Organisation

Secondary vocational education

  • 33.02.01 Pharmacy

Study options

  • Full-time
  • Extramural


  • Specialist’s degree programmes (full-time) – 5 years
  • Residency programmes (full-time) – 2 years
  • Secondary vocational education programmes (full-time) – 3 years 10 months
  • Postgraduate training programmes (full-time) – 3 years
  • Postgraduate training programmes (extramural) – 4 years

Academic Staff

Academic staff at the faculty consists of 41 people, including 3 professors, 13 associate professors, 18 assistants, 5 lectures, and 2 senior lecturers.

Academic staff members from other VSU faculties (116) are also engaged in the educational process. Among them, 73% have an academic degree and 26% have a title, including 18% of staff members with a DSc degree and 8% of professors.

The active involvement of representatives of employers is an indispensable condition for the implementation of the educational process.

Educational facilities / resources


  • Medicine Standardisation Laboratory
  • Pharmaceutics Laboratory
  • Pharmacognosy Laboratory
  • Physicochemical Research Methods Laboratory
  • Computer Laboratory

Practical training facilities

  • Over 40 pharmacy and medical organisations in Voronezh
  • Regional Centre for the Certification and Quality Control of Medical Substances
  • ООО Farmtekhnologii plus
  • OOO Farmservis
  • Multi-purpose innovative pharmaceutical plant ZAO Rafarma
  • VSU Botanical Garden
  • VSU’s nature reserve “Galichya Gora” (Lipetsk Region)

Long-term cooperation agreements

  • International biopharmaceutical company Sanofi
  • Pharmaceutical company Sotex
  • ZAO Rafarma
  • OOO PIK-Farma
  • Bionorica SE (world leader among manufacturers of herbal medicines)

Key areas of research

  • Studying bioequivalence of generics by means of the biowaiver procedure and the dissolution test.
  • Standardisation of medicinal plant raw materials and herbal medicines based on them.
  • Development of the composition, production technology, and standardisation methods and biopharmaceutical studies of new dosage forms with a nootropic, antidiabetic, wound healing, and antibacterial activity.
  • Formulation and standardisation of immobilised forms of drugs of different groups (P.M. Karlov).
  • Ecological assessment of medicinal plant raw materials in the Central Black Earth Region.
  • Studying solid dispersion systems and obtaining dosage forms based on them.
  • Studying specific features of marketing and management in the pharmaceutical business.
  • Studying issues of professional training and rational management of pharmaceutical specialists.
  • Pharmacognostic studies of new, unconventional plants as potential sources of new medicines.
  • Non-clinical studies of medicinal products, including studying wound healing, gastroprotective, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory, analgetic, and adaptogenic properties.

Research facilities/resources

  • Professor Michael A. Popp Phytoneering Research Laboratory
  • Vivarium of the Faculty of Pharmaceutics

International partner universities

International programmes and projects

  • Joint research projects, conferences, student exchange programmes, and internships as part of the international cooperation with Bionorica SE pharmaceutical company (Europe).
  • International project “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan” as part of the Erasmus+ programme “Capacity Building in Higher Education”.
  • Cooperation with the Faculty of Pharmaceutics at the University of Zagreb (Croatia) as part of the Erasmus+ programme “Credit Mobility”.
  • Professional training as part of the international student exchange programme with the Faculty of Pharmaceutics at Tartu University (Estonia), including one-term programmes in English which provide an opportunity to receive a Sommerkurse DAAD grant.

Voronezh State University • 1997–2024