The history of the Department
A new branch of Geography with additional specialty "Biology" was opened in 1962 as a part of the faculty of science
The first head of the geography department was Sinyutin Dmitry Ivanovich.
In 1968 unified department of geography was divided into the Department of physical geography and economic geography. The Department of geography headed Popov Valentin Egorovich and by the department of economic geography – Huhareva Serafima Nikolaevna.
From the end 1970-es years the geographical departments has been reorganized. Since 1979 the department of economic geography was headed by candidate of agriculture, Professor Kan Nikiphor Sergeevich. In 1985 the department was renamed into the department of economic geography and the environment. In 1980 the head of the Department of physical geography elected PhD, associate Professor Lineva Lyudmila Aleksandrovna.
In 1987 geography and physical geography in a single Department of geography unified in a single Department of geography, the head of which until 1992 was Kan N.S.
In 1992 the Department of geography was again divided into two departments. The Department of geography and environmental management headed by Khamzin B. J. Since 1994 was PhD Mukina K. M. The Head of the Department of Geoecology and ecological mapping until Decemberpf was Kang N. and then – doctor of Sciences, academician Dyachkov Boris Aleksandrovich.
In 1997 the specialty 0109 -"Ecology and nature management" was opened at the basis of the Department of economic and social geography and environmental Sciences.
Since 1990-ies as a result of repeated reorganizations of the Department of geography at different years the heads of departments were Kan N.S. Geta R. I., Hamzin B. S., Aithodjaev G. A., Mukhamedzhanov O.T, Beisembaeva. S.K, Zabenova. G. B.
In September 2000 the Department "Economic and social geography and environmental management" and the department "Physical geography and Geoecology" was unified into the Department of "Geography and ecology".
In April 2001 the Department of "Geography and ecology" was renamed into the Department "Ecology and geography".
In 2003, the department of ecology and geography were reorganized and created two departments of ecology and geography due to order of the rector of East Kazakhstan state University № 121-p dated 19.03.2003.
In 2008 a new specialty 050731 "Safety and environmental protection" was opened. It was the consequence of changing name of the Department into ecology and safety of vital activity due to decision of the Academic Council of the University (order No. 178-p dated 11.07.2009)
From 2004 to 2008 as head of the Department of geography was elected Ph. D. Chursin Anatoly Sergeyevich. From 2008 to 2009 as head of the Department of geography worked PhD Loginovskaya Alena Nikolaevna. From 2009 to 2011 as head of the Department of geography was Umutbaeva Dina Atretovna. In 2011-2012 acting head of the Department of geography performed Tokayeva Janna Toleukhanovna.
Heads of the ecology department: Ph. D., associate Professor Beisembayev Sarah Kabdrakhmanovna (2003-2004, 2005-2007), PhD, associate Professor Sadykova Gul-banu Alshinbaevna (2004-2005), Ph. D. Ibraev Nurlangazy Sovetkazyevich (2007), master Bakin Serik Askarovich (2007-2008), K. b.S., associate Professor Kurmangaliyeva Dinara Salimovna (2008-2010), Ph. D. Seitkan Ainur Satkanovna (2010-2011); teacher Sarsenbayeva Gulmira Bazarbayevna (2011- 2013).
The department of geography was unified with the Department of ecology and safety of vital activity and renamed into the Department of environment and geography in accordance with the decision of the Academic Council of the. S. Amanzholov East Kazakhstan state University (protocol N1 dated by 31 August 2012).The head of the Department of ecology and geography Ph. D. approved Seytkan A. S., from 2016 to 2018 - Ph. D., associate Professor Idrishova Zhanat Kabylbekovna, currently b.s.d., associate Professor of Dakieva Kulzipa Zhusupova
Students of the Department actively participate in scientific competitions, conferences, events, national, regional and University levels.
The teaching stuff of department is carrying out scientific and methodological research, also it develops educational, educational-methodical manuals for student.
In 2010-2011 teachers of the specialty T 2.20 "Ecology" won "Bolashak" scholarship of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the internship: Sadan A. S. won the intership at Cambridge University, with further training in PhD for the period 2011 to 2014; senior teachers Boluspaeva L.S and Kambarova Zh.D. at the Adam Mickiewicz University in c.Poznan
In 2018, Zhaznayeva Zhanat Kadyrbekovna and Zhensikbayeva Nazgul Zhanibekovna completed their doctoral studies and successfully defended their doctoral theses. Currently, the doctoral students are Rabdrakhmanova N.K., Boluspaeva L.S., Kumarbekuly S., Manapova S.S., Tergembayeva Zh.T.
In 2020, the Department was successfully accredited by the NAAR organization.
The list of specialties, which are educated at the department:
- 7M11201 "life Safety and environmental protection".
Duration of training: 1 year, 2 years.
A graduate of the master's program in the specialty 7M11201 «life Safety and environmental protection» is awarded the academic degree of master of science/master of services in the educational program-7M112 «оccupational Health and safety at work»
7M05201 - " Geography "(natural science).
Period of studies: 2 years.
The academic degree "master of natural sciences in the program of 7M05201 - " Geography»
is awarded graduate of master course in the program 7M05201 - " Geography»
7M01506 - " Geography "(educational).
Period of studies: 2 years.
The academic degree "master of pedagogical Sciences in the educational program of 7M01506 Geography" is awarded graduate of master course in education program 7M01506 Geography
- 7M05202 – «Ecology» (Environmental Protection).
Duration of training: 1 Year, 2 years.
A graduate of the master's program in the specialty 7М02502 – «Ecology» is awarded the academic degree Master of Natural Sciences in the specialty 7М02502 – «Ecology».
A graduate of the doctoral program in the specialty 8D01506 – «Geography» is awarded the academic degree «doctor of PhD in the specialty 8D01506-Geography»
• 8D01506 – «Geography» (natural science).
Duration of training: 3 years