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Geology

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Today, the Faculty of Geology is a major research and development complex combining traditional fundamental education and modern methods of researching the Earth's interior. The main social aims of geology are to provide humanity with mineral raw materials, energy, and water, as well as to prevent or avert geological disasters.

Founded in 1934
Address
1 Universitetskaya pl., Room 211p, Voronezh, 394006, Russia
Telephone/Fax +7 (473) 220-89-89, +7 (473) 220-83-79
E-mail deanery@geol.vsu.ru
Website www.geol.vsu.ru
Dean Professor Viktor M. Nenakhov, PhD, Dr. habil. in Geology and Mineralogy
Departments
  • General Geology and Geodynamics
  • Historical Geology and Paleontology
  • Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
  • Mineral Resources and Mineral Management Studies
  • Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Geoecology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Geophysics
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Undergraduate courses (BSc) Geology
Master’s degree courses (MSc) Geology
Study options Full-time, extramural
Duration
  • BA (full-time) – 4 years,
  • BA (part-time) – 5 years,
  • MA (full-time) – 2 years,
  • MA (part-time, extramural) – 2,5 years.
Academic staff 64 academic staff, including 38 doctors, 12 professors and 1 Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Science
Study facilities/resources
  • Laboratory of biostratigraphy
  • Lithological laboratory
  • Laboratory of geoinformation systems
  • Laboratory for geoecological studies
  • Multimedia centre
  • Laboratory for gravity and magnetic research
  • Laboratory for geophysical well studies
  • Laboratory of seismic methods
  • Laboratory of computational geophysics
  • Laboratory of geophysical research equipment
  • Laboratory of petrophysics
  • Laboratory of electrical exploration
  • Fundamental research geology laboratory
  • Information technology laboratory
  • Laboratory of soil mechanics
  • Laboratory of hydrogeology
  • Soil laboratory
  • Education and research centre of VSU and the Institute of Geology and Earth Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Minerogenic laboratory
  • Mining and petrography laboratory
  • Laboratory of mineralogy and petrography
  • Ore mineral laboratory
  • Laboratory of gemology
  • Metamorphism laboratory
  • Grinding workshop
  • Structural geology laboratory
  • General geology laboratory
Field work Annual educational and field training at the Faculty of Geology is aimed at improving the students’ theoretical skills and putting them into practice, as well as seeing amazing new places. The educational training is conducted in the Republic of Adygea, Crimea, the Krasnodar and Voronezh regions. The students get their field experience in various parts of Russia, such as the Kola peninsula, the Arkhangelsk region, the Stavropol territory, the Polar and South Ural mountains, the Altai territory, Buryatia, the Chukchi peninsula, Yakutiya, the Kamchatka peninsula, and many other regions.
International cooperation in the sphere of education
International students About 5 international students annually complete various educational programmes at the Faculty.
Research
Key areas of research
  • Lithology
  • Geochemistry
  • Mineralogy and petrography
  • Crystallography
  • Geodynamics
  • Geo-mapping
  • Paleontology
  • Ecogeology
  • Hydrogeology and engineering geology
  • Geophysics
  • Oil and gas geophysics
Research facilities
  • Minerogenic profile of sedimentary formations in Central European
  • Russia Centre for Research and Education
  • Geology of ore deposits in Central Russia Centre for Research and Education (shared with the Institute of Ore Deposits Geology, Russian Academy of Science)
  • Centre for research and education in geology
  • Centre for research and education in geochemistry

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