Geography in North-Caucasus Federal University

Bachelor’s program (majors: Physical Geography and Landscape Study; Recreational Geography and Tourism)


Institute of Earth Sciences



Acting Director of the Institute


Tel. + 7 8652 94-62-11



Awards and achievements. The program successfully underwent state accreditation in 2020 and international professional-public accreditation in 2015.

The Crystal Compass National Award of the Russian Geographical Society The V.P. Semenov-Tyan-Shansky Award of the Association of Russian Social Geographers. The RF President grant for the state support of leading scientific schools. The RFBR grants. The Russian President and the Russian Government scholarships.

Teaching staff. Training is provided by highly qualified teachers who undertook an internship at the top scientific centers and universities of Russia and other countries. The academic degree holders ratio is 97%. The teaching staff includes seven Doctors and over 20 Candidates of Sciences, three teachers are Honored Workers of HPE of the RF, one teacher is Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the RF, two teachers are honorary members of the RGS. Scientists from Russia, Switzerland, Finland, and other countries are also engaged in the educational process.

Facilities and resources. The REC of Population and Territorial Planning, the Geological and Mineralogical Museum, the laboratories of environmental biochemistry and territorial planning, lecture halls equipped with multimedia, self-access centers, computer classrooms, etc.

Research. The scientific schools “Transformation of population reproduction, displacement and lifestyle,” “Regional landscape science, landscape ecology and biodiversity.” Research is conducted in the priority areas of regional and university development.

Education. Teachers use state-of-the-art educational technologies: multimedia lectures, business games, the project method, round table discussions.

Strategic partners. The Institute of Geography RAS, the Institute of Socio-Political Research RAS, the Faculty of Geography of Lomonosov MSU, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Switzerland), University of Eastern Finland, Central European University (Hungary), employers: Kartfond, the Center for Strategic Territorial Design, the Tourist travel agency in Stavropol, etc.

International projects and programs. The projects "The Image of Switzerland as Tourist Destination" and "The Barometer of Sustainable Tourism and Travels" (Switzerland).

Competitive advantages. International professional-public accreditation; long-term field internships; an opportunity to take a semester study placement at another Russian or foreign university. Internships abroad (Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Turkey, Portugal, Italy).

Assistance and support for international students and teachers. International students take part in research and educational events.