In 1983, the Department of Physical Geography and Geology, the second in history of the Pedagogical Institute, was created. It is the legal heir to the first Department of Geology and Geography.

Since 2012, the Department of Physical Geography and Geology has been renamed as the Department of Physical Geography, Regional Studies and Tourism, due to the fact that the specialization of the department became wider and included regional studies and tourism.

The Department of Physical Geography, Regional Studies and Tourism is headed by Candidate of Geographical Sciences, Associate Professor Kazakov Vladimir, who is a leading specialist in the field of tourism.

Academic staff of the Department of Physical Geography, Regional Studies and Tourism includes 8 Candidates of Geographic sciences, 2 Lecturers without an academic degree. The department has one of the leading positions in the university in terms of the qualitative characteristics of the personnel composition, scientific potential and the level of scientific and methodological work.

Since 2015, the Department has been operating the Scientific and Methodological Center for Tourism and Excursion, which provides training guides (trained 14 specialists); Excursion programs are being developed for the purpose of study and ecology for the students and school youth of Dnipropetrovsk region.

The Department of Physical Geography, Regional Studies and Tourism actively involves students in scientific activities. There are 2 scientific circles at the Department. Our students have repeatedly participated in the All-Ukrainian competitions of student scientific works.

Graduates of the Department are in demand among employers, most of them are working in tourist enterprises of the city, region, Kyiv and abroad.

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The Department works on the complex theme: “Industrial tourism: theory and practice of research”.

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Kazakov Volodymyr ‒ Candidate of Geographic Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Department.

Scientific interests: industrial tourism, sightseeing, anthropogenic landscape science.

Thesis: “Geoecological analysis of the territory of Kryvbas”.

Training courses: Industrial tourism, Geomorphology, Touropereiting, Methods of Preparation and Conducting of Excursions, Fundamentals of Excursion.

 

Karpenko Tetiana ‒ Assistant.

Scientific interests: ecological network of Ukraine, tourist activity in the old industrial regions, industrial tourism.

Training courses: Physical Geography of Continents and Oceans.

 

Lakomova Olena ‒ Candidate of Geographic Sciences, Associate Professor.

Scientific interests: socio-geographical processes of Kryvyi Rih, organization and carrying out of geographical trips in Ukraine.

Thesis: “Socio-geographical processes of the old industrial Kryvyi Rih region”.

Training courses: Physical Geography of Ukraine, General Geography.

 

Matishchuk Oleksandr ‒ Assistant.

Scientific interests: recreational resources of Ukraine, Kryvbas geology, sports tourism.

Training courses: Basics of Tourism Activity, Sport Tourism.

 

Ostapchuk Iryna ‒ Candidate of Geographic Sciences, Associate Professor.

Scientific interests: geo-ecological risks, sustainable development of industrial regions, organization and conducting of ecological excursions.

Thesis: “Assessment of geo-ecological risks of Kryvyi Rih Natural and Economic District”.

Training courses: Fundamentals of Ecology, Fundamentals of Geoecology, Geography of Dnipropetrovsk region, History of Development of Geographical Science, Recreology,  Fundamentals of Ecology and Ecological Tourism.

 

Patsiuk Viktoriia ‒ Candidate of Geographic Sciences, Associate Professor.

Scientific interests: industrial tourism, development of the tourist branch of the economy of Kryvyi Rih, tourist resources of Ukraine and the World.

Thesis: “Territorial organization of industrial tourism of Kryvyi Rih”.

Training courses: Tourism Resources of the World and Ukraine, Fundamentals of Tourism Studies, Geography of Tourism, History of Tourism, Fundamentals of Tourism, Specialized Tourism, Organization of Tourist Trips.

 

Shyian Daria ‒ Candidate of Geographic Sciences, Senior Lecturer.

Scientific interests: tourist resources of Ukraine and the World, medical and ecological problems of Krivyi Rih.

Thesis: “Territorial peculiarities of morbidity of the population of Krivyi Rih as the center of the old industrial region”.

Training courses: Basics of Tourist Trips, Management in Tourism, Methods of Organization of Tourist and Local Lore in educational establishments.

 

Shypunova Vira ‒ Candidate of Geographic Sciences, Associate Professor.

Scientific interests: anthropogenic climate change in Kryvyi Rih, global climate change.

Thesis: “Caves and geomorphological levels”.

Training courses: Introduction to Physical Geography, Meteorology and Climatology.

 

Yarkov Serhii ‒ Candidate of Geographic Sciences, Associate Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Geography.

Scientific interests: anthropogenic landscape science, history of Kryvyi Rih, plant inclusions of man-made landscapes.

Thesis: “Syngenesis of plant communities in landscapes of technogenesis zones”.

Training courses: Physical Geography of Ukraine, Fundamentals of Landscape Science.

 

Zadorozhnia Hanna ‒ Candidate of Geographic Sciences, Senior Lecturer.

Scientific interests: anthropogenic landscape science, man-made landscape-forming processes, geography of Krivyi Rih.

Thesis: “Derivative processes and phenomena of landscapes of technogenesis zones on the example of Kryvbas”.

Training courses: Physical Geography of Continents and Oceans, Physical Geography of Ukraine, Hydrology.

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