Department of Zoology and Methods of Biology Teaching was created within the Biology Faculty in Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University (Institute) in 1932. The first head of the Department was Lecturer P. Zadyraka. Later the Department was headed by the Candidate of Biological Sciences K. Fasulati (1938-1947), V. Bochenko (1947-1967), L. Zhadko (1967-1976), V. Ryzhenko (1977-1983), M. Zarudnieva (1983-1996), Ye. Yevtushenko (1996-2001); Doctor of Biological Sciences M. Smetana (2001-2002); Senior Lecturer Yu. Shcherbyna (2002-2003). Since 2004, the head of the Department is the Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor V. Stryhunov.

There are educational and research laboratories established at the Department: Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology, Biogeography and Evolutionism, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Medical Knowledge and Health Care, Methods of  Teaching Biology. There is a vivarium and the largest zoological museum in the region, which was founded in the 1950ies.


Address: 50086, Kryviy Rih, Gagarin Av. 54

Phone: (056) 470-13-38



The main areas of present-day scientific work of the department:

- Zoology: Candidates of Biological Sciences, Associate Professors V. Stryhunov, Yu. Mylobog; Candidates of Biological Sciences, Senior Lecturers Ye. Broshko, G. Rashevska; Senior Lecturer V. Kotsiuruba, Assistant A.I. Golovatiuk;

- Human Physiology and Disease Prevention: Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor I. Antonik.; Assistant L. Lukash;

- Issues of Methodology of Teaching Biology: Doctor of Pedagogic Sciences, Associate Professor O. Komarova; Assistants L. Lukash, M. Kvytko;

At the Department the contract-based research laboratory of theoretical and applied ornithology and the laboratory of nematology and entomology were created.

The Department of Zoology and Methods of Biology Teaching has signed agreements on cooperation with many universities and research institutions of Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as with schools, lyceums, colleges of the Kryvyi Rih city and the region.