Soil Science and Land Information Systems
FROM THE DEPARTMENT HISTORY
The Department was founded in 1933 by Academician, Professor, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences Jakov Afanasev, as a Department of Soil Science. Subsequently, the Department was headed by Associate Professor Fedor Dominikovsky, Ph.D. inAgriculture (1943-1948) and Academician, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences Ivan Lupinovich (1948-1968). In 1960, the Department was reorganized into the Department of Soil Science and Geology. At different times the Department was headed by: Corresponding Member, Professor, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences Andrej Medved'ev (1968-1980); Professor, Doctor of Geographical Sciences Valerij Anoshko (1980-2004); Professor, Doctor of Agricultural sciences Nikolaj Klebanovich (2004-2017). In 2010, the Department was renamed into the Department of Soil Science and Land Information Systems. Since 2017 the head of the department – Associate Professor Dzmitry Kurlovich, Ph.D. in Geography.
The department staff consists of 1 head, 2 professors, 7 associate professors, 5 senior lecturers, 4 lecturers.
The Department trains specialists on the following specialities: 1-56 02 02 Geographical Information Systems, Land-Cadastral focus area (qualification – Specialist in Cadastre and Geoinformation systems); 1-31 02 01 Geography, Scientific and Pedagogical Activity focus area, specialization – Geography of soils, Land resources and Melioration (qualification – Geographer. Teacher of Geography).
CONTACTS: Leningragskaya str. 16, Minsk, Belarus, rooms 300, 304; phone: (+37517)2095487, (+375 17) 2095479.
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AREAs: Studying the soils and soil cover structure of Belarus, the evolution of Belarus soils as a result of agro- and technogenesis, geochemistry of landscapes, and GIS technologies appliсations in the Earth sciences.
Educational and methodical complexes on courses:
GIS Hardware and Software