Faculty of Geography and Geoecology
At the present time the Faculty of Geography and Geoecology is a large collective which consists of geographers, ecologists and economists. A total amount of teachers and employees is 72 people. There are 6 doctors of sciences and 18 candidates of sciences, 20 senior teachers and 11 assistants. Amongst these people, there are 4 Honoured Workers of Higher (Professional) Education of the Russian Federation, 1 Honoured Science Worker of the Chechen Republic, 1Honoured Social Worker of the Chechen Republic and Honoured ecologists of the Chechen Republic. The Faculty of Geography and Geoecology is the only faculty at universities of the Chechen Republic which produces geographers, geoecologists and specialists in social and cultural services and tourism. The graduates of the Faculty of Geography and Geoecology work in various sectors of the national economy of the Chechen Republic. . The Faculty of Geography and Geoecology produces not only highly educated professionals in physical and human geography, geoecology and specialists in social and cultural services and tourism, but also it produces highly educated and motivated specialists who care about the preservation of human environment and the sustainability of life on Earth and moreover, the Faculty forms an identity of a citizen and a patriot of his country. In 2004 the Faculty moved to a renovated 3rd study building, which was built in 1976. The building has a reading-room, computer classes, conference hall, gym and etc. The Polish humanitarian organization has donated study equipment to the “Ecodiagnostics and environmental monitoring” laboratory. This equipment allows the laboratory to conduct research on topics such as “Air”, “Water”, “Soil” and “Environment and human health”. All academic departments have modern computers and equipment. On a permanent basis the Faculty has regained a unique by its landscape features territory of the base “Kharachoy”. It is used to organize a scientific research to examine natural regions of mountainous areas.
The Faculty’s scientists conduct fundamental and applied research in the following foreground fields:
- landscape dynamics of the Chechen Republic;
- ecological and geographical analysis of anthropogenic changes of the Chechen Republic landscapes and their components;
- landscape and medical zoning of the territory of the Chechen Republic;
- cartographic model of the territory of the Chechen Republic;
- economy of the Chechen Republic: tactics and strategy of reconstruction and development;
- the condition and perspectives of development of the recreational complex of the Chechen Republic;
- employment of the population of the Chechen Republic;
- development of labour market, dynamics of population and labour resources of the Chechen Republic;
- the assessment of the impact of the economic activities on environment and human health in the Chechen Republic.
The professional and teaching staff actively participates in regional, All-Russian and international conferences, in conducting Geography Olympiad for pupils and so on. The students of the Faculty participate in All-Russian Student Olympiads, conferences and competitions.
The structure of the Faculty includes: the educational and scientific base “Kharachoy”, the laboratory of landscape studies, the laboratory of regional analysis and political geography, the laboratory of ecodiagnostics and environmental monitoring, the laboratory of monitoring conditions and perspectives of development of sectors of social and cultural services and tourism. Also, a master’s degree can be obtained on the following courses: “geography”, “ecology and natural resource management”. The Faculty also has a graduate school. The personnel training is managed in the academic departments of physical geography, human geography, rational natural resource management and social and cultural services and tourism.
The Faculty of Geography and Geoecology has 4 academic departments: “Physical geography”, “Human geography”, “Ecology and natural resource management” and “Social and cultural services and tourism”.