Study of changes in the life-supporting resources of geospheric shells under the influence of natural and anthropogenic factors, their protection, rational use and control in order to preserve them for current and future generations of people within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, theory and solution of applied problems of environmental protection.
Environmental problems in recent decades have become “eternal companions” of the process of development of modern civilization. The severity of these problems is due to the massive involvement of natural resources in the sphere of economic activity of mankind and the large-scale accumulation of production and consumption waste. Therefore, the “Earth Sciences”, which study the Earth and its main geospheres, their composition, structure, evolution and properties, geophysical fields, deposits of solid and liquid minerals, acquire such importance; researchers of natural, natural-economic and anthropogenic systems and structures at the global, national, regional, and local levels, engaged in monitoring the state, forecasting development, and environmental expertise of all forms of economic activity.
Geoecology is a complex science at the intersection of ecology, geology, geochemistry, biology and geography. It deals with the interaction of geographical, biological (ecological) and socio-industrial systems, studies how the amount of resources on the surface and in the depths of the earth changes under the influence of man and natural factors. Geoecologists also deal with issues of rational use of land resources, environmental problems of field development, mining waste, etc.
The post-graduate education program aimed for forming the necessary knowledge, skills, skills, experience for the implementation of professional activities and preparation for the defense of scientific and qualification work for the degree of candidate of Sciences; as well as creating conditions for students to acquire a high level of theoretical and professional training, knowledge of general concepts and methodological issues in the field of earth sciences, a deep understanding of the main scientific and pedagogical problems and the ability to apply this knowledge to solve research and applied problems in this field of training with further satisfaction of the needs of society and the state in qualified specialists with higher education; the formation of a civil position among students. The field of research of the postgraduate student: The Earth and its main geospheres, their composition, structure, evolution and properties; geophysical fields, deposits of solid and liquid minerals.
Postgraduates have research practice, depending on the topic of the study, there is an opportunity to use the Center for Collective Use of the RUDN, within the framework of pedagogical practice, they conduct seminars and laboratory classes for students of the Faculty of Ecology.
The educational program is focused primarily on the labor markets in the manufacturing sector, housing and communal services (positions of ecologists, specialists in labor protection, industrial and environmental safety), scientific, consulting and design organizations, and management bodies. Activities in the field of ecology and environmental management are widely in demand in all regions of the country and the world, in all sectors of the economy.
Geoecologists work in companies that extract minerals: oil, gas, ore, diamonds. In the inspection bodies, in the audit companies and state bodies dealing with the environmental control of industrial facilities, geological exploration organizations and drilling companies. Thus, graduates of the postgraduate course can work in design, survey, research, production consulting, expert departments and departments, and in educational organizations.
Labor markets that the program focuses on: science/education; consulting; raw materials extraction; industry, large, small and medium-sized businesses; energy; construction; environmental management; design; municipal and public administration; academic institutions.