History of department
Department of Ecology and Neoecology was established in 2007 simultaneously with the creation of the University environment. The Department is the successor of the Department pf Geoecology and constructive Geography of Geology and Geography school, which gave rise to the creation of a new environmental department. Founder was Dr. Geographical Sciences, Honoured Scientist of Ukraine, Volodymyr Y. Nekos.
Teachers and teaching
The department has three professors with academic degree of doctor of geographical sciences prof. Anatoly Gritsenko, prof. Ivan Levitsky, prof. Volodumur Moskovkin, 5 associate professors, including the scientific degree of Candidate of Geographical Sciences, and Ph.D. candidate of agricultural sciences. All 23 people on the department faculty, researchers, teaching and support staff, graduate and doctoral students.
The department has a postgraduate training. Ability to doctoral and master's theses available in the Scientific Council for the award of the degree of Doctor and Candidate of Geographical Sciences, specialty 11.00.11 - Constructive geography and rational use of natural resources. From personal one third of the council are the specialists of the Department of Ecology and Neoecology.
The Department are 3 schools under the guidance of professors, doctors. To work within the schools of scientists involved – leading specialists in the industry, employees of government control in the field of environmental control and protection, representatives of NGO, students.
Teaching staff to teach 50 subjects to educationally-qualifying levels "Bachelor", "Specialist" and "Master". Direction 6.040106 Ecology, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources. Specialty training 8.040106 Ecology and Environmental Protection "
Training is conducted through the budget and contract. There is a full-time and extramural studies. In the course students have the opportunity to choose subjects who wish to study. Students are given the opportunity to undergo military training (on a contract basis), after which they receive the title of reserve officers.
Training practices are held in Kharkiv, Crimea and the Carpathians. Students have practical in a variety of organizations and institutions for the choice of students in Ukraine and abroad.
Graduates are fundamental higher environmental education. After mastering the content of teaching in the direction of “Ecology, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Use of Nature" within 4 years of study graduates receive a bachelor's degree. Master's program for 1 year of training allows you to get a Masters of Environment and the right to work as a manager in public institutions and private enterprises, public administration and local government in environmental protection, to engage in research and teaching.
Scientific research and international cooperation
The most successful cooperation with the Department by the St. Petersburg State University (Russia), Scientific Research Centre of ecological security of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia), Central European University (Hungary), Institute of Technological Education (Greece), Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Amsterdam (Holland) International group of geographic information systems (Italy), University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences (Austria), Belarusian State University (Belarus), Moldova State University (Moldova), as well as many other universities and research centers.
At this period the department implemented the project Tempus "Improving education in environmental management”.
Priority areas of the department