Dean’s Greeting


Welcome to the website of the Faculty of Geography!

Geographical Faculty of Lviv National Ivan Franko University is leading in Ukraine scientific and methodological center for training specialists of high qualification level. Officially geographic education at the University started in 1882 with the creation of the Institute of Geography, who led the famous geographer and geobotanist Anthony Reman. In 1945 at the Institute of Geography Department of Geography is formed. Becoming geography associated with famous scientists: Rudnytsky S., Y. Polyansky, G. Velichko, P. Tsys, K. Herenchuk, A. Vashchenko and others.
Today, the Faculty of Geography operates eight departments that train specialists in the areas of “geography”, “tourism”, “management” and “Ecology, Environmental Protection and Balanced Nature”. Students enrolled in the departments: physical geography, economic and social geography, geomorphology and paleogeography, natural resource management and environmental protection, Ukraine geography, soil science and soil geography, constructive geography and cartography, tourism. The staff is: more than 100 teaching staff, trained more than 2,000 students. A specialized academic councils for doctoral and master’s theses.
Practical skills students receive in research laboratories: soil ecology and land use; Engineering and geographical, environmental and tourism research; physical and chemical analysis of soils and educational laboratories: analysis of soil and natural waters; geo-information systems; Geoinformation modeling and mapping; GIS technology; environmental impact assessment; Landscape Research; thematic mapping; Landscape monitoring; educational travel agency. During training practices, hospitals bases which are located in picturesque corner of the Carpathians, Polissia and Precarpathians, students learn the nature and characteristics of Ukraine.
Staff and students are actively involved in the international scientific and educational activities. In foreign countries enrolled and graduate students conducted exchange practices. The faculty active in student government and the student union, which traditionally organize national-patriotic, cultural, artistic, entertainment and charity events. Faculty graduates work in educational institutions, scientific research, tourism, environmental organizations, government and regional administration, commercial establishments.