DeanGUSEV Andrey Petrovich,
PhD in Geology and Mineralogy, associate professor
Phone: +375 (232) 51-01-21
In 1969 the speciality 0117 "Hydrogeology and engineering geology" was opened at Gomel State University. For 1 year 77 students were admitted. Students from 3-4 years were transferred from Belarusian State University. The Faculty of Geology became an independent unit 12.11.1970, Professor A.R. Kinzikeev was appointed Acting Dean of the Faculty of Geology. It consisted of two departments: the Department of General Geology (Head - professor A. R. Kinzikeev); Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (Head - Professor S.D. Turovsky). The mineralogical museum was opened in the first half of the 1970s.
The faculty organized laboratories and classrooms: topography, soil science, hydrogeological research, calculations and modeling, engineering geology, mineralogy, petrography, historical geology and paleontology, geological mapping and structural geology, thermal, soil mechanics, hydrogeochemistry.
In 1977 the Department of Mineralogy, Petrography, and Geochemistry was opened. The duties of the head were performed by the PhD in Geology and Mathematics, associate professor N.F. Pavlov. In 1978 the head of this department was Dr. V.A. Vakhrushev.
In 1984 the Department of Geophysics was opened, the head of which was PhD, associate professor A.P. Pinchuk. In 1986 a new speciality was opened - "Geophysical methods of prospecting and exploration."
In 1989 admission to the speciality "Geography" (full-time and part-time education) was opened.
On September 24, 1990 the Department of Geography was opened at the Faculty of Geology. The head of the Department of Geography was PhD I.I. Bohdel.
In this connection, the Faculty of Geology was renamed in March 1992 into Geology and Geography, and was supposed to provide training for geography teachers for schools in Gomel region. In the early 90s the teaching speciality "Geography and a Foreign Language" (German, English) was opened.
In 1996 the Department of Geology and Mineral Exploration was organized (based on the Department of Geophysics and the Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology), which provides training in the speciality "Geology and exploration of mineral deposits" (head of the department is Professor A.P. Pinchuk).
By the mid-90s within the framework of existing specialities and departments, an environmental direction developed. Specializations were opened: "Geoecology" in the speciality "Geography" and "Environmental geophysics" in the speciality "Geophysical methods of prospecting and exploration."
On the basis of existing developments in the field of monitoring and environmental protection, the Department of Geoecology was opened in 1996 (the head of the department is PhD, associate professor A.M. Gumen).
In 1998 the speciality "Ecology" was opened (qualification - ecologist-geographer, teacher of geography and ecology). In August 1998 the Department of Geoecology was renamed into the Department of Ecology. The head of the Department of Ecology was PhD, associate professor A.N. Kusenkov.
In the 2000s the preparation of masters in geographical and geological-mineralogical sciences was started.
Currently, the faculty is preparing 3 specialities of the 1st stage and 2 specialities of the 2nd stage of higher education.
As a result of training in the speciality of geography, graduates receive the qualification of a geographer, a teacher of geography; speciality of geoecology – a geographer-ecologist, a teacher of geography and ecology; majoring in geology and exploration of mineral deposits – an engineer-geologist. Graduates of the faculty work in design, research, research and production organizations - according to the profile of the received speciality and specialization; in secondary educational institutions, technical schools, colleges, universities; in the territorial divisions of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus, in the NPC on geology.
Postgraduate studies in the field of Earth sciences and ecology are being conducted.
More than 400 students and 20 undergraduates study at the faculty.
- 1-51 01 01 “Geology and exploration of mineral deposits”
- 1-33 01 02 "Geoecology".
- 1-31 02 01 “Geography (scientific and pedagogical activity)”.
- 1-51 80 04 “General and regional geology”
- 1-33 80 02 Geoecology
- 1-51 01 01 02 "Geophysical methods of prospecting and exploration"
- 1-51 01 01 03 “Hydrogeology and engineering geology”
- 1-51 01 01 04 “Geology, prospecting and exploration of oil and gas fields”
- 1-33 01 02 01 “General geoecology”
- 1-33 01 02 02 “Environmental Monitoring”
- 1-31 02 01 06 “Soil geography, land resources and land reclamation”
- 1-31 02 01 12 "Rational use of natural resources and environmental protection"
- 1-31 02 01 03 “Geography of tourism and excursion management”
Research work is carried out in the following fields:
- Monitoring of natural and man-made landscapes;
- Bioindication of anthropogenic impact on natural ecosystems;
- Local monitoring of groundwater;
- Assessment and forecasting of natural and man-made georisk;
- Methods of teaching geography and ecology in high school;
- The scientific rationale for the development of tourism in Gomel region.
- Lecturers of the Faculty of Geology and Geography take part in the development of tasks of the Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research (BRFFR), the State Program for Scientific Research (SPSR) “Chemical Technologies and Materials, Natural Resource Potential”, subprogram 5 “Natural Resource Potential”, and carry out contractual scientific - research.
- “Comprehensive forecast of natural and technological hazards on the territories of model cities (Gomel, Mozyr); forecasting geological hazards and risks arising from the economic use of the territory ”;
- “Methodological support of local monitoring of groundwater and the state of the lithotechnical system of OJSC “Gomel Chemical Plant”;
- “Assessment of the current state of groundwater and development of recommendations for the prevention of its pollution in the area of landfills for non-toxic industrial and municipal solid waste”;
- “Ecological diagnostics of the geological environment and the forecast of risks of technological processes in urban areas (on the example of model cities and industrial facilities)”;
- “Factors and mechanisms of anthropogenic successions: analysis of the effects of the landscape environment and the formation of a system of mycorrhizal connections”;
- "Violation of successions as a result of invasions of alien plants: monitoring and study of mechanisms."
The Department of Ecology is actively involved in the international project 543707-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-DE-TEMPUS-JPHES - "Environmental Education for Russia, Belarus and Ukraine."
To the applicant
The educational process is provided by two departments (Geology and Geography, Ecology), educational laboratories (geographic information systems, paleontology and historical geology, soil science and soil science, modeling of hydrogeological processes, mineralogy, petrography, minerals), and the geological museum.
In the process of training, students of the faculty study general professional and special disciplines, specialization disciplines. They take training and take part in production practices.
Geoecological students study such disciplines as soil geography with the basics of soil science, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, general geography, topography with the basics of geodesy, biogeography, meteorology and climatology, geomorphology, geoinformatics, methods of geoecological research, environmental certification, landscape ecology, geoecology hydroecology, environmental impact assessment, management and audit, reclamation of disturbed lands, plant ecology, animal ecology, GIS technologies, teaching methods of geographic and environmental disciplines and others. They participate in training practices (geobotanical, geological, meteorological, soil, topographic, geomorphological, hydrological, landscape-ecological, geoecological and economic, geoecological and technological), undergraduate and pedagogical practices.
Geographical students study such disciplines as soil geography with the basics of soil science, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, general geography, topography with the basics of geodesy, biogeography, meteorology and climatology, geomorphology, geoinformatics, methods of geographical research, physical geography of continents, socio-economic geography foreign countries, the methodology of teaching geographical disciplines, the theory of socio-economic geography, geography of the world economy and others. They participate in training practices (geobotanical, geological, meteorological, soil, topographic, geomorphological, hydrological, complex physical and geographical), undergraduate and pedagogical practices.
Geological students study general geology, crystallography, paleontology, soil science, topography with the basics of geodesy, mineralogy, Earth physics, structural geology, soil science, historical geology, geological surveying and mapping, lithology, drilling techniques, hydrogeology, geotectonics and others. They participate in training practices (general geological, topographic, on drilling technologies, geological surveying and mapping), production geological and geophysical and undergraduate practices.