Geology at MSU branch

The Branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University, one of the oldest and leading educational institutions of the world, was established by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan No. 655 of May 6, 2009. 

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One of the distinctive features of Moscow State University Branch is that about 70 percent of its faculty consists of MSU scientists, and 30 percent are among the best and most experienced teachers in Tajikistan. Teaching is conducted by a special shift method. The courses are taught within the curricula approved by the Rector of Moscow State University and compiled according to the unified standards of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Subjects in the main specialties are taught by professors of Moscow University, including many scientists who have academic degrees of a Doctor of science or PhD. At the Branch, there are three chemical laboratories (general chemistry, physical chemistry, physical and chemical methods of analysis), physical lab, three geological labs (geology, soil science, engineering geology and hydrogeology), six computer classes, four language laboratories, four study halls equipped with modern technology; a traditional and electronic libraries. Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Branch offers three directions, including "Geology" supervised by the Faculty of Geology, Moscow State University. Field workshops for future geologists are organized in a field camp in the mountain village of Ziddi. In their fourth year, students have a training workshop on special research methods held on the research base of the Faculty of Geology, MSU, at the Zvenigorod Biological Station of Moscow State University, Odintsovo District (Moscow Region).

The main educational Bachelor's programme in the direction "Geology" is realized at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the MSU Branch in the city of Dushanbe. The programme is developed on the basis of the Federal state educational bachelor standard for the direction 05.03.01 Geology. Bachelor of Geology is focused on studying the structure of the earth's crust, searching and exploring mineral deposits, solving specific geological, geophysical, geochemical, hydrogeological and engineering-geological, oil and gas and environmental-geological problems.

The sphere of professional activity of graduates in this direction includes:
- academic and departmental research organizations related to the solution of geological problems;
- geological organizations, geological exploration and mining organizations engaged in prospecting, exploration and extraction of mineral raw materials;
- organizations related to environmental monitoring and the solution of environmental problems.

The students are trained to conduct studies for production, research and production, field, laboratory and interpretation purposes to solve practical problems in the field of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrogeology and engineering geology, ecological geology;
are introduced to modern field and laboratory equipment and devices;
are taught to analyze and systematize geological, geophysical, geochemical, hydrogeological, engineering-geological, ecological and geological information using modern information technologies for mastering the skills of complex processing and interpretation of field and laboratory data in order to solve scientific and production problems in the field of geology, geophysics, geochemistry , hydrogeology and engineering geology, petroleum geology, ecological geology.
Geology students have access to computer classes, laboratories of chemistry, physics, physical chemistry, geology, soil science, engineering geology and hydrogeology.
In their final year, students of this direction continue theoretical training and work on their final qualification projects at the Faculty of Geology, MSU.

Official site of MSU Branch in Dushanbe.

Since 2017, the branch has been publishing a magazine "Bulletin of the Moscow State University Branch in Dushanbe