Geology and Geoinformatics - GG

The course of study in Geology and Geoinformatics trains university students taking a Bachelor's educational and qualification degree with a vocational qualification of Engineers in Geoinformatics. The students are offered extensive training in how to design and execute of all types of activity in the field of geoexploration, environmental protection, regional development and infrastructure. They are also qualified in the area of contemporary GIS technologies and remote sensing methods of collecting, processing, interpreting, storage, and promoting of geo-spatial information. The main educational objective is to successfully combine sound common geological training with profound knowledge in Geoinformatics that will allow students to adapt to the rapidly changing information technologies and to find occupational fulfilment in the field of information provision to all sorts of geological, geotechnical, ecological, infrastructural, forestry and agricultural activities, and research work in the area of geological sciences and environmental protection.
The types of occupational activities that are available to the holders of a degree in this course of study are as follows:
- Regional geological studies: conditional geological mapping and map revision, map compilation, and circulation of map images;
- Collection, processing, interpreting, storage, and promoting of geospatial information connected with the design and implementation of all types of geoexploration activity;
- Information provision, design, and implementation of research work in the field of Earth sciences and environmental protection;
- Information provision of ecology-oriented geological research: design, prognosis, and monitoring of the ecological condition of exploitation sites, or design of activities for sustaining and improving of the urban environment;
- Information provision, design, and implementation of geo-tuorist activities for the preservation and promotion of the geological heritage, for the assessment, description, conservation, and monitoring of geological phenomena and databases with them;
- Contemporary presentation of geological information about the assessment of geological risk during the design, construction, and exploitation of infrastructural sites and facilities - residential construction, industrial construction, motorway construction, railway construction, water-power and waterworks construction, water supply construction, and pipeline construction;
- Remote sensing and surface research for the assessment and prognosis of risk phenomena (erosion processes, climatic changes, landslides, rock falls), and provision of geological information to the population and the industry;
- Information provision to studies that are connected with forestry and agriculture, remote sensing and surface methods for the conservation, reclamation, and sustainable use of soils, analyses of forest areas, land division and land use databases, etc.