The Department of Geography

The Department of Geography is located in the sixth building of National Research Tomsk State University, Arkady Ivanov Street, 49, R. 320, 321.

The Department of Geography is one of the oldest departments of the Tomsk State University. In 1888 the Tomsk Imperial University was opened with the only faculty – the medical one. It included the Department of Physics, Physical Geography and Meteorology. It was the first Department of the geographic area in Siberia. In 1917, at the Physical and Mathematical Faculty the Department of Geography and anthropology starts working. And only in 1922 it received an independent status.

Since 2008, Professor, Doctor of Geographical Sciences Evseeva N. St. has been the head of the Department. During the period, the Department has prepared more than 2,500 geographers. Among the graduates there are honored workers of science and education, many of them have different governmental awards and prizes, including the State Prize.

The Department of bachelors (4 years) and master programs 05.04.02 “Geomorphology and Physical Geography” and “Geography in general and vocational education” prepares highly qualified scientific personnel within the graduate school.

Teachers of the Department participate in scientific and practical conferences and meetings of various levels very actively. Students of the Department are actively involved in the scientific work; their works are marked with honorary diplomas and medals at the Student Research Paper Competition.

The department educational process includes not only traditional disciplines (“General Geography”, “Geology”, “The physical geography of continents”, “The physical geography of Russia”, “The economic and social geography of Russia”, “Landscape”), but also new modern directions: “Geoecology”, “Medical geography”, “GIS technology”, and discipline containing a regional component: “The geography of the Tomsk region”, “Toponymy”.

Students under the guidance of teachers in the Department of Geography get acquainted with the unique nature of Tomsk region, Altai and other regions of Siberia during the passage of training and field practice by on geographic disciplines.