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Faculty of Chemical, Biological and Geographical Sciences: 53 lecturers work at the Faculty of Chemical, Biological and Geographical Sciences, 69% of them have academic degrees and ranks (6 Doctors of Sciences, 4 Professors, 31 Ph.D.).

The Dean of the Faculty is Tatiana Tolkacheva, Ph.D. in Biology, Associate Professor.

History:

The faculty is one of the oldest at the university. Since its beginning the faculty has trained more than 15 thousand alumni who have successfully realized themselves in teaching activities (in Establishments of Secondary, Vocational and Higher Education; in positions in the field of Ecology and Environmental Protection, in enterprises of economy and in agriculture, in Environmental Police Departments and the Ministry of Emergency Situations, in organizations of hydrometeorological, geodetic, cartographic, geological and travel profile). The work of lots of alumni has been marked with high state awards, honorary titles, diplomas. During its existence the faculty has repeatedly been renamed and restructured. In 2020 the Faculty of Biology was renamed the Faculty of Chemical, Biological and Geographical Sciences, which fully reflects the relevant specifics of the educational and scientific work of the faculty.

Departments of the Faculty

Department of Zoology and Botany;

Department of Chemistry and Natural Science Education;

Department of Ecology and Geography.

Specialties:

Biology and Chemistry. Qualification: Teacher. The form of study is daytime. The training period is 4 years.

Geography (scientific and teaching activities). Qualification: Geographer. Geography teacher. The form of study is daytime. The training period is 4 years.

Bioecology. Qualification: Biologist-Ecologist. Biology and Ecology teacher. The form of study is daytime and part-time. The training period is 4 years and 5 years respectively.

Alumni today:

Today’s Alumnus is a specialist in demand in the labor market who can implement his knowledge in various fields:

Teaching activities in Establishments of Secondary, Vocational and Higher Education;

Activities in the field of Ecology and Environmental Protection;

Work at enterprises of economy of various forms of ownership (enterprises producing medicines, foodstuffs, petroleum products, products for agriculture);

Service in Environmental Police Departments and the Ministry of Emergency Situations;

Employment in environmental and analytical laboratories of agriculture;

The ability to work in organizations of hydrometeorological, geodetic, cartographic, geological, travel profile.

Moreover, the alumni of the faculty have the opportunity to do PhD courses of the faculty.

Laboratories / centers / branch offices:

The Laboratories for structural and functional research and PCR-based analysis, the Center of the Development of Chemical Education, ESIC (Educational Scientific Industrial Complex) “Biotechnology” and “Ecology”, 9 branch offices of the departments based on educational institutions and organizations.

Scientific and educational facilities:

The faculty has laboratories for structural and functional research and PCR-based analysis, which are equipped with modern facilities. Within the framework of grants and state scientific programs research, term papers and theses, Master’s and PhD’s theses are carried out on the bases of the laboratories.

International cooperation:

The faculty has cooperation contracts with the Lithuanian Center of Nature, Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Smolensk State University, Novgorod State University, the Sebezhsky Park of the Federal Forestry Service of Russia, Federal State Budgetary Establishment “State Bogdinsko-Baskunchakski Nature Reserve”, Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University (Ukraine), International Sakharov Environmental Institute of Belarusian State University, Polessky State University, State Scientific Institution “Institute of Experimental Botany named after V.F. Kuprevich of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus”, State Scientific Institution “The Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus”, Republican Unitary Enterprise “Institute of Fruit Growing”, Republican Subsidiary Unitary Enterprise “Vitebsk Forest Inventory Expedition”, the Vitebsk Regional Committee of Natural Resources, the Vitebsk Regional Center for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring. Also, the Faculty of Chemical, Biological and Geographical Sciences is a part of the Medical and Pharmaceutical Cluster “The Union of Medical, Pharmaceutical, Scientific and Educational Organizations “Medicine and Pharmaceutics – Innovative Projects”.

Research Аreas:

The following research works are carried out at the faculty within the framework of state research programs:

Research Work “Features of taxonomic and functional diversity of bird and insect communities in forest and swamp ecosystems of the Belarusian Poozerie in the context of anthropogenic transformation and climate change”;

Research Work “Comprehensive assessment of the invasive potential of the Ash-leaved Maple (Acer negundo L.) in the Western Dvina basin within Belarus”;

Research Work “Assessment of the state of aquatic ecosystems of the Belarusian Poozerie in the context of climate change and technogenic impact”;

Research Work “Development of a geological and informational model of Cenozoic sediments in the territory of Vitebsk region as the basis of rational and ecologically safe use of subsurface resources”.

There are 4 scientific and pedagogical schools at the faculty:

Theory and methods of teaching Chemistry (the head of the scientific and pedagogical school is Evgeny Arshansky, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor);

Natural and technical systems of Belarus: regularities of functioning, monitoring and management (the head of the scientific and pedagogical school is Alexander Galkin, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor);

Biochemistry of a healthy lifestyle (the head of the scientific and pedagogical school is Alexander Chirkin, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor);

Ecological and functional foundations of the biodiversity of the Belarusian Poozerie (the head of the scientific and pedagogical school is Gennady Sushko, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor).

Alumni:

Rodion Bass – the Director of the Vitebsk City Cultural Center, the Director of the Directorate of the International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” (1992–2013), Honored Worker of Culture of Belarus.

Valentina Velyugo – Honored Teacher of the Republic of Belarus, a Chemistry teacher of State Educational Establishment “Secondary School № 1” in Lepel, awarded the Order of Francysk Skaryna.

Ruslan Vinokurov – the Chairman of the Vitebsk Regional Committee of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.

Andrey Gerashchenko – a member of the Writers’ Union of the Republic of Belarus.

Nikanor Girsa – the Head of the Education Department of the Vitebsk Regional Executive Committee.

Natalya Gurskaya – Honored Worker of Public Education of the Republic of Belarus, a Biology teacher of State Educational Establishment “Gymnasium № 8 of Vitebsk”.

Lyudmila Kozubovich – Honored Worker of Public Education of the Republic of Belarus, a Biology teacher of State Educational Establishment “Vitebsk Cadet School”.

Lyudmila Konorovich – a teacher-methodologist, a Chemistry teacher of State Educational Establishment “Gymnasium № 8 of Vitebsk”.

Gennady Lavitsky – the Chairman of the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus in the State of Israel.

Larisa Minko – Honored Worker of Public Education of the Republic of Belarus, the Director of Republican Unitary Publishing Enterprise “Narodnaya asveta”.

Elena Mishina – Honored Worker of Public Education of the Republic of Belarus, a Biology teacher of State Educational Establishment “Gymnasium № 8 of Vitebsk”.

Alla Moralina – Honored Worker of Public Education of the Republic of Belarus, a Biology teacher of State Educational Establishment “Gymnasium № 1 of Vitebsk”.

Vladimir Pechenkov – a Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus of the II convocation.

Svetlana Sukhodolova – Honored Teacher of the Republic of Belarus, a Chemistry teacher of State Educational Establishment “Gymnasium № 1 of Vitebsk”.

Galina Trafimova – a member of the Writers’ Union of the Republic of Belarus.

Sergey Trafimov – a member of the Writers’ Union of the Republic of Belarus.

Vera Shlets – Honored Teacher of the BSSR.

Ruslan Shkleinik – a teacher-methodologist, a Chemistry teacher of State Educational Establishment “Gymnasium № 1 of Vitebsk”.

Anatoly Dorofeev – Ph.D. in Biology, Associate Professor, the Head of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection of the Educational Establishment “Vitebsk State University named after P.M. Masherov”, a full member of the Academy of Sciences of Eurasia, an academician and founder of the International Academy of Ecology, a corresponding member of the Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and Arts, a corresponding member of the Belarusian Engineering Academy, the Chairman of the State Ecology Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus (1990–1994 ).

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