The TSU Faculty of Geology and Geography has begun the admission campaign for a new master's program, Evolution of the Earth: Geological Processes and Mineral Resources. This master's program will train geologists who find new ways to solve professional non-standard problems in the analysis of structural-material complexes, including use of the latest computer technologies.
The competitiveness of the program is ensured by the high professional level of the teaching staff through , the presence of scientific ties with both domestic and international scientists.
- The Master's program Evolution of the Earth: Geological Processes and Mineral Resources is an experimental project where we involve leading scientists from various academic institutions in Russia and other countries, - says Platon Tishin, Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Geography and Associate Professor of the Department of Petrography.
There are four professional modules:
regional and ecological geology;
petrology and geodynamics;
mineralogy and geochemistry of mineral deposits;
paleontology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleogeography.
In the last module, it is possible to obtain a double diploma with the University of Lille (France) in Stratigraphy and Paleontology.
Students will participate in research projects of the university and its partners. For example:
search and research of dinosaur and mammoth fauna,
obtaining digital images of paleontological objects,
compilation of geological maps of Russia,
geological surveys of Venus and other planets,
research on ecological and climatic disasters of the past,
development of innovative methods of prospecting for ore deposits,
study of large igneous provinces and their influence on changing the geological environment of the planet,
determining of the absolute age of the oldest and youngest geological objects on Earth.