The oldest Russian academic institution of a geographical profile specializing in the field of fundamental and applied geography.
On November 21 and 22, 2019, the Second International Scientific Conference “Urbanization and Regional Development in Russia and Europe” was held at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia and the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the relationship between urbanization and regional development in Russia and countries of Western, Central and Eastern Europe. The main attention was paid to key factors, driving forces and trends of regional development, as well as the processes of socio-economic transformation of urban spaces and urbanized areas in Russia and foreign Europe. The Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences is a current base for the practical training of students studying in the field of "Ecology and Nature Management".