|119991, Russian Federation, Moscow, MSU, Lenin Hills 1, the Central Building, the Faculty of Geology, 5 floor, room 503|
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Teaching of Geology in the MSU has started since the foundation of the University in 1755. Nowadays, the Faculty of Geology of MSU, one of the largest faculties of MSU, is a famous educational and scientific center of Russia. The faculty trains experts capable of working in modern technology and science with the use of the most recent equipment and knowledge.
Nowadays the faculty includes the following chairs:
The Faculty also comprises five fundamental research laboratories (the Laboratory of Experimental Geochemistry, the Laboratory of Research into the Influence of Geologic factors on Physical and Chemical Consolidation Grouting, the Laboratory of Protection of Geologic Environment, the Laboratory of Diamond Deposits and the Laboratory of Economic Geology). There is also UNESCO research and training centre on marine geology and geophysics.
Faculty of Geology provides higher education in the field of Geology. Now there are three different degrees that are awarded to graduates: Bachelor's Degree (4 years), Master's Degree (6 years) and PhD Degree. As of December 1, 2014, the Faculty trains 800 BSc students, 350 MSc, and 75 PhD students. Besides some 50 international students of various levels from 8 countries study Geology at the Faculty. They all are trained by some 150 Professors and Associate Professors and carry out investigations in the Faculty's labs under the directions of more than 200 research workers.
Geological education at Moscow State University is an important link in the whole system of higher education of the Russian Federation, and being the major educational and scientific centre of the country the Faculty of Geology coordinates the work of other Russian universities in the field of geological education.
Graduates of the faculty are skilled computer users, they obtain profound knowledge in the field of the Earth Science as well as in Geoeconomics and Ecological Geology. Students develop their theoretical knowledge during their annual field training in the Crimea, the Urals, and Moscow region. Due to high standards of training, effective educational methods, and individual approach to every student graduates of the faculty can easily find a job not only in the field of Geology but also in many others areas.