Луганський національний університет імені Тараса Шевченка

Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is one of the oldest structural subdivisions of the University.

The Biological Department of the Faculty of Social Education of Donetsk Institute of Public Education (DIPE), which became the  basis for the Faculty, was opened in 1928. But the chemical and the natural cabinets existed in DIPE from its opening.  In 1932 the Agrobiological Faculty was established in DIPE, which in 1934 was transformed into the Chemical, and in 1936 – the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Chemistry. In 1934, Luhansk State Pedagogical Institute was established through the merger of DIPE and the Teachers’ Institute. Thus, there was the Faculty of Geography, which existed in the Teachers’ Institute since 1933. In 1951, on the basis of two faculties (the Geographical Faculty and the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Chemistry) the Natural-Geographical Faculty was established, which in 2009 was named the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

The history of the FNS is inseparably connected with the history of the University. During the Second World War, in the period from summer 1942 to autumn 1943, the Faculty together with the University survived three evacuations, but always returned to their walls. Now in connection with the events in the east of the country, the University is in the fourth evacuation, from October 2014, the legal address of LNU fixed in 1, Gogol Sq., Starobilsk city.

Today, the Faculty of Natural Sciences is a friendly team, which consists of more than 500 students and 30 teachers. Most faculty members have a scientific degree and an academic rank. The structure of the Faculty includes five departments:

  • Department of Biology;
  • Department of Geography;
  • Department of Landscape Gardening and Ecology;
  • Department of Laboratory Diagnostics, Chemistry and Biochemistry;
  • Department of Anatomy, Physiology of Human and Animals.

The faculty trains specialists in the following directions and specialties:

  • Secondary education (Biology)
  • Secondary Education (Geography)
  • Secondary Education (Chemistry)
  • Biology;
  • Biology (Genetics)
  • Chemistry;
  • Chemistry (Biochemistry)
  • Earth Sciences;
  • Ecology;
  • Amenity Horticulture;
  • Forestry;
  • Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Techniques.

The most valuable treasure of the Faculty is friendly, professional, motivated, active, knowledgeable and patriotic students! All the achievements of the Faculty associated with them. Our graduates are working successfully in various sectors in Ukraine, as well as in the countries of near and far abroad, but wherever their fate has thrown them, they always remember native Alma Mater with warmth and sincere gratitude.

“Behind … moments which we will never return back. I remember the field practice in Botany, Zoology, Geology; plant herbarium, insect collections and a collection of minerals (collected in the territory of the native land). Educational tours of the home country, tent cities and student songs near the bright fire. ”
Ivashkina, graduated in 1991

“Only after a while you realize that the student life is a bright and unforgettable time. There were many difficulties, but the memory is only good. ”
Tkachenko, graduated in 1985

“During the period of study at the university I was most impressed by the dedication of the teachers who work in the educational establishment. Because only amazing people can give themselves to others to the last drop.”
Barabash, graduated in 1991

“With trembling heart I keep in mind the warm, romantic student years, which were full of unforgettable events. In addition, most importantly: we have had the privilege to undergo professional development school at the experienced teachers and scientists – people with capital letters. ”
Minenko G., graduated in 1981

Welcome to the friendly family of the Faculty of Natural Sciences!

The page of the Faculty on the site of LTSNU: http://luguniv.edu.ua/?page_id=349

The page of the Faculty in the net “VK”: https://vk.com/fpn_lnu

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