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Institute of Earth Sciences

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#1, Pushkina Street (Edifice 2); #16/1 (Edifice 2) Pr. Kulakova, Stavropol, Russia, 355009
Tel: 8 (8652) 33-02-92
Fax: (8652) 35-70-23

Institute of Earth Sciences

Institute of Earth Sciences is the largest center in the North Caucasus spreading modern knowledge in areas like Geography, Geoinformatics, Environmental Science and Nature Management, Oil and Gas Engineering, Cadaster, and Tourism with lectures and other classes delivered by top experts coming from both Russian and foreign academic circles. A number of disciplines are being delivered now in English, which cannot but enhance academic mobility.

Our mission is to offer high-quality training thus supplying true experts to be further employed both around the North Caucasus and nationally, who would apply advanced knowledge to their respective professional spheres.

Our graduates find employment in the oil and gas industry, GIS technologies, at tourism companies, consulting and design agencies, management authorities, as well as in organizations involved in designing and maintaining natural and cultural heritage, education and research.


  • 03.02 Geography
  • 03.03 Cartography and Geoinformatics
  • 03.06 Ecology and Nature Management
  • 03.01 Oil and Gas Engineering
  • 03.02 Land Management and Cadastre
  • 03.02 Tourism

  • 04.02 Geography
  • 04.03 Cartography and Geoinformatics
  • 04.06 Ecology and Nature Management
  • 04.01 Oil and Gas Engineering
  • 04.02 Land Management and Cadastre
  • 04.02 Tourism
  • 04.01 Pedagogical education (Geographical Education)

  • 05.02 Applied Geology
  • 05.03 Geological Exploration Technology

  • 06.01 Earth Science (Geology, prospecting and exploration of oil and gas fields; Physical geography and biogeography, soil geography and landscape Geochemistry; Economic, social, political and recreational geography)
  • 06.01 Geology, exploration and development of mineral resources (technology of drilling and development of wells; development and operation of oil and gas fields)
  • 06.01 Historical Sciences and Archeology (History of science and technology (Geographical Sciences))

The extracurricular degree programs we can offer include
  • Teacher of Geography
  • Cadastre activities
  • Environmental management and audit
  • Environmental safety in hazardous waste management
  • Tourist destination management
  • Applied geoinformation technologies
  • Oil and gas engineering. Operation and maintenance of oil, gas, condensate and underground storage facilities
  • Oil and gas engineering. Drilling of oil and gas wells
  • Fundamentals of technology for production, transport and storage of hydrocarbons, etc.


The Institute comprises 12 departments
  • Oil and gas geology
  • Oil and gas field development and operation
  • Socio-economic geography and tourism
  • Oil and gas wells construction
  • Cartography and geoinformatics
  • Ecology and nature management
  • Oil and gas wells construction
  • Geophysical methods of prospecting and exploration of mineral deposits
  • Basic Department of economic and mathematical modeling and innovation management in the oil and gas sector
  • Basic Department of aerospace monitoring and geoinformation modeling
  • Basic Department for the management of the unified state register of real estate
  • Basic Department for innovation technologies in tourism and hospitality


Our foreign partners

The Institute of Earth Sciences is proud to cooperate with more than a few academic and research not in Russia alone yet far beyond, including schools like the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Switzerland), the University of Trento (Italy), the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), the Silk Road International University of Tourism (Uzbekistan), and others.

Our students now enjoy every opportunity to undergo training abroad, and many of them have already expended their knowledge in Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, and Slovakia.

However, academic exchange implies much more, with specialists from Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, and the United States invited regularly to deliver their lectures, both online and in person.


Vitaliy Belozerov

Acting Director

Vasily Chikhichin

Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, PhD, Associate Professor

Viktoria Movsesova

Assistant Director for Educational Affairs, PhD, Associate Professor

Olga Lyubimova

Acting Assistant Director for International Affairs, PhD, Associate Professor

Levon Mkrtchyan

Acting Assistant Director for Research Affairs, PhD, Associate Professor