Saint-Petersburg State University
Faculty of Biology

Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Rus | Eng

Hooray! “Evolutionary and Taxonomic Diversity of Marine Invertebrates” successfully ran in 2015 and 2016. Now the course will take place every second year. Next session is scheduled for summer 2018. To enrol in the summer course, please fill in this form and send it to Anna Gonchar before 15 February, 2018.


This international course welcomes participants to take a unique insight into a variety of aspects of marine invertebrates’ biodiversity. This course has been specifically designed on the basis on long-term experience to meet emerging challenges of modern life sciences. The in-campus intro provides a quick dive into the topic and all the necessary basic knowledge. The fieldwork on the White Sea is a core part of the course. By entering this adventure you will:

Please find detailed course programme here.

Admission is competitive based on educational background and motivation essay. Acceptance decisions will be announced before 1 March 2018. We look forward to seeing you as our student!.

The course fee including tuition, accommodation and return travel between St Petersburg and the White Sea is estimated at ˆ950.

You are welcome to contact to Anna Gonchar: anya.gonchar@gmail.com if you have any questions.