Grodno State Agrarian University

The Grodno State Agrarian University (Russian: Гродненский государственный аграрный университет, GSAU) is one of four agricultural universities in Belarus, established in 1951 in Grodno. It employs over 760 staff including over 320 academic educators. The GSAU offers some 13 different fields of study, 7 faculties in Agricultural Sciences, Economic Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Food Production.

Grodno State Agrarian University – GSAU
Гродненский государственный аграрный университет (ГГАУ)
EstablishedJanuary 17, 1951
RectorWitold Pestis
Administrative staff
763 (2015)
Students5,150 (2017)
Tereshkova Str. 28, 230023, Grodno
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AffiliationsCOST, Erasmus Programme, JEAN MONET, FAIR, TEMPUS


On 17 January 1951 the University was founded consisted of Faculty of Agronomy and Faculty of Animal Science (Zootechnical) and one of them was accommodated in Stanislavovo a former summer residence of the last Polish king. In 1962 the Faculty of Plant Protection was founded. During the 90th the rapid growth of the university began because it was still the only one agricultural education establishment for Western part of Belarus. As a place for practical work for agricultural methods was established a special training experimental farm in Putrishki 10 km from the city. The university has 1000 ha experimental field and garden.


The campus (more than 15 ha) is located mostly in the northern center of Grodno, very close to the district of Dzieviatovka. The campus has a historic part, with historical park and an 18th-century former summer residence of the last Polish king Stanisław August Poniatowski , and a contemporary part where most of the faculty buildings and dormitories are situated. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Biotechnology are situated in the historical center of Grodno 10 minutes walking distance from Main campus territory.


  1. Agronomical
  2. Accountancy
  3. Biotechnology
  4. Economics
  5. Food Technology
  6. Faculty of Plant Protection
  7. Veterinary Medicine


Notable students and staffEdit

  • Mikalaj Laman (1941), Academic of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Doctor of Science in agricultural botany. Former Head of the Institute of Experimental Botany.
  • Alaksandar Iosifovich Dubko (1938-2001) was the former chairman of the Hrodna Regional Executive Committee. In 1960 graduated from the Grodno State Agrarian University with a degree in agronomy. Have worked in different positions in agrarian sector, was a director of one of the biggest agricultural companies in Grodno region. In 1994, he was a candidate for President of Belarus.