Faculty of Geography

Dean Nikolay I. Bykov, Candidate of Geography, Assistant Professor
Dean's Office 656049, Russia, Barnaul, pr. Lenina 61, Room 511
Tel. +7 (3852) 291-275
E-mail decanat@geo.asu.ru
Web-site http://www.geo.asu.ru/

The Faculty of Geography was formed in 1986. It was based on the Department of Environmental Management under the Faculty of Biology. The faculty is one of the leading Siberian centers for training highly-qualified specialists.

Graduates of the faculty work for environment protcetion organizations, higher education establishments, scientific and research institutions, project organizations, schools, companies in the area of recreational services and tourist business, etc.

Faculty’s lecturers are very experienced. Doctors and Candidates of Geography account for 2/3 of the whole number of lecturers.

The Faculty of Geography offers the following educational programs

Bachelor's degree programs:

  • Geography.
  • Ecology and natural resource management.
  • Landscape architecture.
  • Tourism.
  • Service.
  • Hotel business.
  • Land management and cadastral registry.

Master's degree programs:

  • Geography.
  • Ecology and natural resource management.
  • Tourism.
  • Service.

Postgraduate courses:

  • Geomorphology and evolution geography.
  • Environmental geoscience.
  • Economic, social, political and recreational geography.
All educational programs are generally in Russian. To enroll in any educational program the applicant must have B1–B2 level of Russian or take 1 year course of Russian language at the Altai State University Preparatory Department.

The Faculty of Geography offers Youth Education Tourism Program.

Faculty Structure

  • Department of Natural Management and Environmental Geoscience

Research is counducted in the spheres of natural resource management, evolution geography, environmental geoscience and paleoecology, geomorphological ecology. The department is equipped with modern technical facilities and has the Laboratory of Mineralogy.

  • Department of Physical Geography and Geographic Information Systems

Scientific research is focused on the study of mountain and plain landscapes and their evolution in the recent geological past, current state and protection. The department trains specialists in the field of geographic information systems.

  • Department of Economic Geography and Cartography

Scientific research touches ecological mapping, economic, social and political geography of Russia and the world, cartographic method of research and other related disciplines.

  • Department of Recreational Geography, Tourism and Regional Marketing

The department carries out training of specialists in tourism on the levels of higher education and secondary vocational education. Graduates work in tourism service, including travel agencies and tour operators.

  • Laboratory of Mineralogy

Laboratory was founded in 1991 on the basis of collections of minerals and rocks, provided by employees of the Institute of Mineralogy, Ilmen State Mineral Reserve. The laboratory has its own funds of educational and methodical literature, which is necessary to ensure the educational process.

  • GIS Center

Center works on the premises of the Faculty of Geography. Its main objectives are promoting GIS-technologies in education, using GIS in scientific work, developing projects with the usage of GIS, space image identification and classification.

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