The National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek is the first and leading higher education institution not only in Uzbekistan, but also in Central Asia: 15 faculties, 80 chairs, 16 joint education programs, The number of graduates is 200,000+

Geography and natural resources

The Faculty of Geography and Natural Resources was reestablished in 2018 as an independent faculty after separating the faculty of Geology and geography. The faculty history goes in 1920 that was established as an independent faculty in Turkestan State University.


Training of high-class bachelor specialists for various sectors of economy of Uzbekistan in the field of physical and economic geography, hydrology, hydrometeorology, cartography, geodesy, a higher school.  

Natural resources occupies a central place in human life, the interests of society and nature are intertwined. Development of science-based methods for managing physical-geographical processes is related to geo-ecological problems for the sustainable development of the economy.

Well-known scientific schools currently being developed at the faculty:
School of professors L.N. Babushkina and N.A. Kogaya “Physical geography and landscape science”;•School of professors Z.M.Akromova and S.A. Saliev “Economic and social geography of Uzbekistan”;•School of Professor A.A. Rafikov “Geoecology of Uzbekistan”;•School of professors V.L. Schults and O.P.Scheglova “Mountain Hydrology”;•• School of Professor T. Mirzaliev “Atlas cartography”

Although training of higher education specialists in engineering geographers began in 1935, in early 20th the university’s activities on geographical studies of the nature, population and national economy were successfully implemented.Over the past 80 years, faculty of Geography and natural resources has become the center of geographical research and higher geographical education in Uzbekistan.In 2015, after merging the Faculty of Geography with the Faculty of Geology, the Faculty of Geography became the “Geography” department of the Faculty of Geology and Geography, and since January 2018 it has been re-established as the Faculty of Geography and Natural Resources.

2. About professors and lectureres

2.1 The total number of teaching staff is 48 people, including:

  • 8 doctors of sciences
  • 13 candidates of science
  • 3 PhD
  • 24 without degree

2.2 Teaching staff (men 34 / women 14)

3. Number of educational programs:

  • Undergraduate - in 2 directions
  • Master - in 4 specialties
  • 1 academic council for awarding academic degrees
  • 4 specialties (DSc, PhD )

3.1. Bachelor's degree (full-time program ):

  • 60530400-Geography
  • 60722500- Geodesy, cartography and cadastre

3.2. Combined educational program - no

3.3. Undergraduate (evening program ):

  • 60530400-Geography
  • 60722500- Geodesy, cartography and cadastre

3.4. Undergraduate (distance learning ):

  • 60530400-Geography
  • 60722500- Geodesy, cartography and cadastre

3.5. Second Specialization:

  • 60530400-Geography
  • 60722500- Geodesy, cartography and cadastre

4. Master's degree:

  • 70530402-Geography (on the subject of study)
  • 70530403 - Applied geography (by industry)
  • 70722502 - Geodesy and cartography (by specialty)
  • 70722601- Geodesy and geoinformatics

5. Student population

5.1. By course profile
1st courses - 353
2nd courses - 482
3rd course - 351
4th courses - 196

1st year undergraduates - 113
2nd year undergraduates - 78

5.2. Number of men and women

Number of men - 1080
Number of women - 493

5. 3. Gifted students

No.Full nameDirectionTeacher
1Tastemirova Munira GalievnaGeodesy, cartography and cadastreYusupjonov Otabek G'ayibzhonovich
2Turdaliev Jamshid Abdusamad o'g'liGeodesy, cartography and cadastreRuziev Azizbek Savriddinovich
3odirov Dealer Do'stmat o'g'liGeographyKhakimov Kamollidin Abdukarimovich
4Sattorov Mirshod Ashraf o'g'liGeographyKhakimov Kamollidin Abdukarimovich

5.4. Student housing (photo), and students body.

Currently, 223 students of our faculty live in the student housingl. Of these, 152 boys and 72 girls. There are many scientific and recreational clubs where students can spend their free time meaningfully.

6. Names of departments of the faculty
6.1. Department of Physical Geography
6.2. Department of Economic and Social Geography
6.3. Department of Cartography
6.4. Department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics

7. Scientific laboratories

There are two laboratories: "Research Methods of Photogrammetry" and "Applied Geodesy and Digital Photogrammetry". Delivery of equipment for the Laboratory of Applied Geodesy and Digital Photogrammetry is expected in the near future.

The Department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics has been participating in the EU ERASMUS+ project "DsinGIS: Doctorate in Geoinformatics" since 2017. In the reporting year, an e-learning center was established at the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics to conduct research through this project. The center is equipped with modern equipment for a total of 28,660 euros: a server, a powerful computer and videoconferencing facilities. In this center, basic doctoral students, independent researchers and masters have the opportunity to engage in their own research work.

8. International relations.

Foreign partners

No.Professor FIO.Job titleuniversityNote
 Kharitonova Tatyana IgorevnaDocentRussia, Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityHourly
 Petrushina Marina NikolaevnaDocentRussia, Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityHourly
 Bocharnikov Maxim ViktorovichDocentRussia, Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityHourly
 Tasbolat BaibolatDocentKazakhstan, South Kazakhstan State UniversityHourly
 Saparov Kaut TabildinovichProfessorKazakhstan, Eurasian University. L.N. GumilyovHourly
 Kurbaniyazov Abulgazi KoptleuovichDocentKazakhstan, International Kazakh-Turkish University  Hourly
 Kurbaniyazov Saken KoptleuovichDocentKazakhstan, International Kazakh-Turkish UniversityHourly
 Trofimets Lubov NikifrovnaDocentRussia, Orel State UniversityHourly
 Sankova Elena AlexandrovnaDocentRussia, Orel State UniversityHourly
 Gufronov Dodakson NazhmidinovichDocentTajikistan, Khujand State UniversityHourly
 Malkhazova Svetlana MikhailovnaProfessorRussia, Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityHourly
 Nizamiyev Abdurashit GumarovichProfessorKyrgyzstan, Osh State UniversityHourly
 Tomasz KuceraProfessorCzech Republic, Charles University,Hourly
 Kreydenko Tatiana FedorovnaDocentRussia, Peoples' Friendship University of RussiaHourly
 Sergeeva Aigul MaksatovnaProfessorKazakhstan, Aktobe Regional University named after. K. ZhubanovaHourly
 Lachininsky Stanislav SergeevichDocentRussia, St. Petersburg State UniversityHourly
 Timonin Sergey AndreevichDocentRussia, Institute of Demography. A.G. VishnevskyHourly
 Abdreeva Sholpan TursynbaevnaDocentKazakhstan, Kazakh National University. al-FarabiHourly
 Kholina Veronika NikolaevnaDocentRussia, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (PFUR)Hourly
 Mizerovskaya Uliana ViktorovnaDocentRussia, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (PFUR)Hourly
 Ableeva Anna GennadievnaDocentKazakhstan, Kazakh National University. al-FarabiHourly
 Kasymkanova Heini - Kamal MikhailovnaProfessorKazakhstan, Kazakh National University. al-FarabiHourly
 Gojamanov Magsad HuseynProfessorAzerbaijan, Baku State UniversityHourly
 Bekturganova Akerke EdenovnaDocentKazakhstan, Kazakh National Agrarian Research University (KazNAIU)Hourly
 Katherine ShieldsPhDUniversity of Oregon, USAHourly
 Da Silva Fernandes Rui ManuelProfessorPortugal, Portuguese State UniversityHourly
 Michael BrodyProfessorUniversity of Washington, USAHourly

Foreign students

No.your student FISH.StateDirection
oneKhidirova Aishat MaksadmuratovnaTurkmenistanGeography
2Zhao Yun FengChinaGeography (basic doctoral studies)
3Chen XueiChinaGeography (basic doctoral studies)

International student exchange (number of students and university name)

In accordance with the cooperation agreement with the Faculty of Geography of Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov from June 6 to 17, 2019, 9 students and 2 teachers of the faculty will have an internship at the Moscow State University "Ozeri".

From January 25 to February 6, 2020, 20 students and 4 professors of Moscow State University will have field practice on the basis of the Chorbog field practice.

According to the memorandum of cooperation with the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 3 masters completed a 1-month internship.

Within the framework of the memorandum of cooperation with the University of Salzburg, Austria, 2 teachers (Yakubov G., Arabov O.) underwent a 6-month internship.

International grant project

Uzb-Ind-2021-79 “Studying the dynamics of glacier degradation in the mountain ranges of Uzbekistan based on remote sensing data” (joint Uzbek-Indian grant project) 1 340 975 589 sum