Best Educational Programs: GEOGRAPHY


Department of Socioeconomic Geography, Geoinformatics and Tourism

Master's program


BELOZEROV, Vitalii Semenovich

Head of the Department


Awards and achievements of the educational program. Official state accreditation (2014) and professional-public accreditation (2015); Crystal Compass National Award of the Russian Geographical Society in the field of geography, ecology and environmental heritage (2015).

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Teaching staff. Seven Doctors of Sciences and more than 30 Candidates of Sciences; several leading researchers of the Institute of Geography, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Center of Social Demography and Economic Sociology of the Institute of SocioPolitical Research, the Russian Academy of Sciences, are also engaged in the educational process.

University partners within the educational program. The Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute for Economic Forcasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Socio-Political Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Department of Geography of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The university maintains relations with foreign educational institutions and centers for joint organization of conferences, scientific research, implementation of educational and scientific programs, enhancement of academic mobility. Internship partners: the TOUR 26, Oasis JT, Gala TOUR, 100dorog, Alliance-Tour, LIVO-tour, DiscoveryTravel, Summer-Tour, Saton-Tour, and the Tourist travel agencies.

Students' and alumni's achievements. Merit scholarships, Presidential scholarships, Governor's scholarships, the Vladimir Potanin Foundation scholarships.

Master students participate in conferences held by the NCFU, the Nights over Volga youth forum, the international research conference of students and young scientists (LomonosovMoscowStateUniversity, Moscow), the Big Geographical Festival (Saint Petersburg), the North-Caucasus Youth Forum «Mashuk» and others. After finishing the Master's Program, students can continue postgraduate studies.

Facilities and resources. The NCFU has all the facilities and resources required to offer its students proper learning opportunities: learning and science laboratories (Laboratory of Environmental Biochemistry, Laboratory of the GeologicalMuseum), lecture halls equipped with video projectors, language laboratories, computer classes.

Opportunities for students. The department holds seminars for young scholars: «Multidisciplinary approaches in population shift studies» and «Innovation technologies in tourism and hospitality industry»

Students undertake internships at the research laboratories of the department (the laboratory of human population and GIS-technologies, the laboratory of recreational geography and territorial planning of tourism and recreation activities, etc.) as well as at various Stavropol travel agencies.

Employment prospects. Travel manager, tour guide, geography teacher, environmental and geographical evaluation expert or analyst.