School of Geology, Geography, Recreation and Tourism
In different years, prominent scientists have worked at the School: geobotanist and geologist A. M. Krasnov, anthropologist and physical geographer O. A. Ivanivskyi, geologists N. D. Borysiak, I. F. Levakovskyi, D. N. Soboliev, O. V. Hurkov, K. N. Savych-Zablotskyi, paleontologist and paleogeographer V. P. Makrydin, stratigrapher I. M. Remizov, lithologist S. I. Shumenko, hydrogeologist H. H. Malovanyi, geomorphologists M. I. Dmytriev, S. I. Prokhodskyi, glaciologist P. V. Kovalev, meteorologist H. P. Dubynskyi, economic geographer O. T. Vashchenko, and many others.
Today, the School has considerable research and academic potential. Highly-qualified instructors ensure the educational process. Sixteen doctors of sciences, full professors, 30 PhDs, associate professors work at five departments of the School.
The School fruitfully cooperates with eight universities of far-abroad countries and with more than 20 higher education institutions of Belarus, Moldova, and other CIS states. The School has signed student exchange agreements with the Universities of Manchester (Great Britain), Poznan (Poland), Suceava (Romania), and Assiut (Egypt), under which top students are sent abroad for short-term training and internships. In addition, it actively cooperates with TEZ TOUR travel company, which enables students to undertake an internship in Turkey (Antalya). Educational and on-the-job training takes place in the Carpathians, Kyiv, Lviv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Poltava, Uman, the Transcarpathia, Kharkiv region, and abroad, in particular in Moldova, Belarus, and Turkey. Students participate in research work of the departments, thus complementing their theoretical and practical training with research skills.
The School graduates get job referrals to geological and exploration, search agencies, research institutes, planning and surveying organizations, enterprises and companies engaged in foreign economic relations and planning of social and economic development; as well as to secondary and higher education institutions to teach geography.
The School actively develops its student self-government, in particular the effective work of the School’s Student Research Society (as evidenced by the popularization of research activity and the increased number of students involved in research), the Student Council of the School (active participation in the University’s activities and organization of the School’s leisure), the Trade Union Committee of the School (students’ awareness of potential discounts on holidays, attending cultural institutions, and other benefits available).
In 2014, the School changed its name to the "School of Geology, Geography, Recreation and Tourism".
1. Department of Geology
Head — Andrii Matvieiev
Doctor of Geology
Phone: +380 (57) 707-50-65
Research areas: morphology, microstructure, paleobiogeography, paleobiogeochemistry of invertebrates and MZ+KZ nannoplankton of Ukraine, CIS, and the world; scientific geological tourism.
The Department offers a Bachelor's degree program in 103 Earth Sciences with a specialization in Geology (4 years), in 6.040103 Geology; a Master’s degree program in 103 Earth Sciences with a specialization in Earth Sciences. Geology (1 year 4 months).
2. Department of Mineralogy, Petrography and Mineral Resources
Head — Illia Fyk
Professor, Doctor of Engineering
Phone: +380 (57) 707-55-38
Research areas: studying the geological structure, lithology, mineralogy, and geochemistry of coal-bearing formations of Ukraine, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, and studying the unique mineral formations in the Donbass coal deposits; studying the geological structure of oil and gas deposits and their development; studying the evaporite mineral deposits of Ukraine.
The Department offers a Bachelor's degree program in 103 Earth Sciences with a specialization in Geology (4 years), in 6.040103 Geology; a Master’s degree program in 103 Earth Sciences with a specialization in Geology of Oil and Gas. Ecogeochemistry of Oil and Gas (1 year 4 months).
3. Department of Hydrogeology
Head — Ihor Udalov
Doctor of Geology
Phone: +380 (57) 707-54-59,
Research areas: studying the processes of groundwater formation, transformation of the chemical composition of the underground hydrosphere, violation of its condition under the influence of anthropogenic factors, groundwater contamination and its prevention, engineering protection of constructions and territories, control of the underground hydrosphere condition;
The Department offers a Bachelor's degree program in 103 Earth Sciences with a specialization in Geology (4 years), in 6.040103 Geology; a Master’s degree in 103 Earth Sciences, the educational and professional program “Hydrogeology” with specializations in Protection of Underground Hydrosphere, Oil and Gas Hydrogeology (1 year 4 months).
4. Department of Physical Geography and Cartography
Head — Artur Holikov,
Professor, Doctor of Geography
Phone: +380 (57) 707-53-60
Research areas: issues of continuous geographical education, tourist regional studies, development of scientific foundations of ecological and environmental, educational, and complex thematic mapping; scientific foundations of systematic tourist and recreational mapping of the regions of Ukraine, hydrological regime and water quality assessment of the Siverskyi Donets basin and the region, formation of phyto-weather complexes in the conditions of the functioning of natural agromeliorative systems.
The Department offers a Bachelor's degree in 103 Earth Sciences with a specialization in Geography (since 2016, 4 years); in 106 Geography (Bachelor's degree programs "Physical Geography, Monitoring and Cadastre of Natural Resources", "Cartography, Geoinformatics and Cadastre", "Geography of Recreation and Tourism"); in 014.07 Secondary Education (Geography). Geography, Natural Sciences, Sports and Tourism (4 years); Master’s degree programs (1 year 4 months) “Landscape Planning, Design and Land Management”; “Cartography, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing of the Earth”; “014.07 Secondary Education (Geography). Geography, Human, Nature and Tourism".
5. Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies
Head — Liudmyla Niemets
Professor, Doctor of Geography
Phone: +380 (57) 707-52-74;
Research areas: regional problems of sustainable development; information exchange in sociogeosystems and information geography; information technologies in territorial management; socio-geographical modeling and forecasting; spatial analysis of regional sociogeosystems; regional development and territorial planning; monitoring of regional socio-economic development; regional development management.
The Department offers a Bachelor's degree in 103 Earth Sciences with a specialization in Geography (since 2016, 4 years); in 106 Geography (Bachelor's degree programs "Economic, “Social Geography and Regional Development", "Geography of Recreation and Tourism"); in 014.07. Secondary Education (Geography). Geography, Economics, Regional Studies and Tourism; Master’s degree programs (1 year 4 months) "Economic, Social Geography and Regional Development"; "Geographic Information Systems and Technologies in Territorial Management"; "Geography of Recreation and Tourism"; in 014.07 Secondary Education (Geography). Geography, Economics, Regional Studies and Tourism.
Doctor of Geography, Professor
Phone: +380 (57) 707-55-74
Address: room: 3-68, Main Building, 4 Svobody Sq, 61022, Kharkiv