There are 3 professors, 6 associate professors, candidates of sciences (PhD), 2 senior lecturer, 5 assistants and nine postgraduate students on the Department of Ecology.
Considering necessities and specific in development of resource-economic potential in the Prodneprovsk region, a Specialization in "Ecological safety and resource-saving in mining and metallurgical complex" was created on the Ecology Department.
There was created a research and educational-industrial center from ecological safety of nature and human on the basis of the Department in 2001, which was named as "Ecosafety”. “Ecosafety” has executed complex ecological investigating of environment and human health.
In 2002, a subsidiary of the Department was created on the basis of Dnepropetrovsk Regional Sanitary-Hygienic Service headed by the Main State Health Officer in Dnepropetrovsk region Prof. Sergey Ryzchenko.
For encouraging student’s and young scientists’ research a Scientific Ecological Center on the name of Prof. V. Dolinskiy was created.
The Department has a scientific and educational collaboration with following partners: Kerch State Marine Technological University, Karadag Natural Reserve of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Yalta Mountain Forest Natural Reserve of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Nikita Botanical Garden of the Ukrainian Agrarian Academy of Science, Regional Physical Therapy Hospital Salt Estuary and other.
The Department has postgraduate course and institution of doctoral candidacy on speciality 21.06.01 "Ecological safety".
The department has a computer class for 10 working places. Intensive work is conducted for arrangement of laboratory from “Ecological Biotechnology”.
Currently, there is conducted an execution of documents according to creation of following complexes on the basis of the Department of Ecology:
- Educational-scientifically-industry complex Ecosphere (including the Dnepropetrovsk industrial college and Co LTD Metal)
- Educational complex Ecotechnology (including the Dnepropetrovsk polytechnic college)