Faculty of Biology, Geography and Land Management

History of the Facult

The establishment of the Faculty of Biology and Geography dates back to the foundation of the Buryat-Mongol Agriculture and Teachers Institute on February 10, 1932. Originally, it was a part of the Faculty of Science with two leading subdepartments of botany and chemistry. In 1936, the first biology teachers graduated from the Faculty. In 1942, the subdepartment of Geography was opened. In 1954-1956, the Faculty was called “the Faculty of Biology”. From 1957 until 1992 it bore the name “the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry”. In 1984 the subdepartment of Human and Animal Anatomy and Physiology was opened. In 1988 Biology, Chemistry and Medicine majors were supplemented with the major in Geography provided by the subdepartment of Geography. In 1993, a new subdepartment of Ecology was opened.

It 1995 the Buryat State University was established at the premises of the Buryat-Mongol Agriculture and Teachers Institute and Buryat Campus of Novosibirsk State University. In the same year, the subdepartment of Geology was created within the Faculty. In 1997, the Faculty of Chemistry developed to an independent division. In 1999, the Faculty of Medicine was founded. Our Faculty became known as the Faculty of Biology and Geography.

In 2001-2002 the doctoral program was designed and thus two dissertation defense board were put together for the following disciplines: “Ecology” and “Botany” in biological studies, “Geoegology”, “Physical geography, biogeography, soil geography, and geochemistry of landscapes”, “Economic and social geography” in geographical studies. In 2003 a new subdepartment of the Land Management and Cadaster was opened, offering Land Cadaster and Urban Cadaster majors. The Nature Management major was introduced in 2006.

Since 2015 it is the Faculty of Biology, Geography and Land Management.

Faculty of Biology, Geography and Land Management

The Faculty has 4 departments:

  • Department of Botany Chair;
  • Department of Zoology and Ecology Chair;
  • Department of Geography and Geoecology Chair;
  • Department of Land Management and Cadastre Chair.

Bachelor's degree programs:

  • Training direction: 05.03.02 Geography;
  • Training direction: 06.03.01 Biology;
  • Training direction: 21.03.02 Land Management and Cadastre;
  • Training direction: 21.03.03 Geodesy and Remote Sensing;
  • Training direction: 44.03.01 Pedagogical Education. Specialization— Biology (part-time).

Master's degree programs:

  • Training direction: 05.04.02 Geography, qualification;
  • Training direction: 06.04.01 Biology, Qualification;
  • Training direction: 21.04.02 Land Management and Cadastre.

Postgraduate study

  • Training direction: 05.06.01 Earth Sciences
  • Specialization: 25.00.23 Physical Geography, Biogeography, Soil Geography, and Geochemistry of Landscapes
  • Specialization: 25.00.24 Economic, social, political and recreational geography
  • Specialization: 25.00.36 Geoecology (Earth Science)
  • Training direction: 06.06.01 Biological studies
  • Specialization: 03.02.01 Botany
  • Specialization: 03.02.03 Microbiology
  • Specialization: 03.02.08 Ecology (in Biology)
  • Specialization: 03.02.13 Soil Science
  • Specialization: 03.03.01 Physiology

Minor innovation organizations and scientific branches:

  • Scientific herbarium, Head — B. B. Namzalov, Dr. Sci. Biol., Prof.;
  • Educational experimental forestry unit, Head — S. M. Petelin, Cand. Sci. Geogr., Subdivision — Botanical Garden, Head — Y. M. Batueva, Cand. Sci. Agr., Prof. RANS;
  • Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Biotechnologies, Head — E. V. Lavrenteva, Cand. Sci. Biol. В.

Contacts: 24 a Smolina str., main University building, Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia, 670000, tel.: 21-15-93, E-mail: facultet_bgf@mail.ru