Geography and Natural Resources Faculty | Karakalpak state university

Geography and Natural Resources Faculty

Address: 230112, Nukus city, st. Almazar, house 223.

Tel: +998 (90) 576-62-76


Dean of the Faculty:

Embergenov Naurizbay Janabaevich

Candidate of Geographical Sciences, Associate Professor

+998 90 5766276

Reception time:

Tuesdays and Fridays, from 09:00 to 13:00






Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs:

Joldasov Ahmet Saginbaevich

Tel: +998 (90) 375-78-24


Reception time: every day (except Sundays), from 09:00 to 13:00


Deputy Dean for Youth Affairs:

Tairov Behzod Sabitovich

Tel: +998 (91) 267-18-18


Reception time: every day (except Sundays), from 14:00 to 18:00


Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs:

Auezov Anvar Suyindikovich

Tel: +998 (99) 950-32-18


Reception time: every day (except Sundays), from 14:00 to 18:00


Faculty history

In 1943, the faculty was first established as a department of Natural Sciences and Geography within the Teachers’ Institute, and in 1948 it was transformed into a faculty with the same name. It was reorganized as the Faculty of History – Geography with the establishment of Karakalpak State University in 1976.

In 1982-1986, the Department of Geography was part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, and in 1986-1993, it was part of the Faculty of History-Geography. The name of the faculty was changed to the Faculty of Biogeography in 1993-1997, the Faculty of Natural Sciences in 1997-2011, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Geography in 2011-2015, and the Faculty of Natural Sciences in 2015.

The Department of Geography was established on June 10, 2019 as the Faculty of Geography and Natural Resources. Candidate of Geographical Sciences, Associate Professor N.J. Embergenov, who has been working as the head of the Department of Geography since 2015, has been appointed the dean of this faculty. Initially, the faculty had two departments: “Geography and Hydrometeorology” and “Geodesy, Cartography and Natural Resources”. From October 2020, the department of “Geography and Hydrometeorology” was divided into 2 departments: “Economic and Social Geography” and “Natural Geography and Hydrometeorology”.

In total, the faculty has more than 950 students in 4 Bachelor’s degree programs and 50 magister students in 4 master’s specialties. In addition, the faculty has 1 basic doctoral specialty.

Bachelor’s degree programs:

5140600 – geography;

5140700 – hydrometeorology;

5311500 – geodesy, cartography and cadastre;

5311900 – oil and gas business

Master’s specialties:

5A 140602 – Geography

5A 140702 – Hydrometeorology

5A 313401 – Geodesy and Geoinformatics

5A 311901 – Commissioning and exploitation of oil and gas fields

Basic doctorate:

11.00.02 – Economic and social geography

The teaching staff

Scientific and educational activities at the departments of the faculty are carried out by 29 teachers, including 3 doctors of sciences, 8 candidates of sciences and 18 assistant teachers.

At present, Doctor of Science: R. Ballieva, I.Turdimambetov, R.Khojamuratova, Candidate of Science: P.Reymov, S.Abdreymov, K.Allanazarov, G.Khodjaeva, R.Kurbanbaev, N.Embergenov, O.Sultashova and PhD., Ya. Khudaibergenov are involved in the training of young specialists at the faculty.

Educational-methodical and scientific-research activity

The scientific research work is well organized by professor-teachers of the faculty. In 2020, R.Khojamuratova defended her doctoral dissertation (DSc) on “Complex assessment of melioration on the hydroecological state of water resources of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and ways to reduce it”. In 2021, Ya.Khudaybergenov defended his doctoral dissertation (PhD) on “Study of changes in geosystems in the desert areas of the Southern Aral Sea region”. Furthermore, over the past 3 years, faculty professor-teachers have published 3 monographs, more than 20 textbooks and manuals. More than 60 articles in scientific journals: 20 articles in prestigious foreign scientific journals and 5 articles in international databases journals (Scopus, web-of-science, google scholar), more than 200 articles and theses have been published in collections of international and national conference materials.

International projects and government grants

Under the leadership of DSc., I.R. Turdimambetov at the faculty is implemented a state-funded practical project, “FZ-201908019 – Development and use of nosogeographic maps to improve the medical and geographical situation of the Republic of Karakalpakstan” for 2020-2022 for a total of 690 million uzbek soums.

In the last 3 years, 3 international grants have been implemented. Including:

Assoc. Prof., P. Reimov on “561590-EPP-1-2015-1 SK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP ECAP: “Enhancing Competencies of Central Asian Universities in Agricultural Policy focused on Environmental Protection & Land Management”. The financial base is 570105 euros.

Assoc. Prof., S. Abdireymov on “585382-EPP-1-2017-1-SE-EPPKA2­­­_CВHE-JP-EPKA: Environmental Protection in Central Asia (EPCA): Disaster Risk Management using Spatial Methods”. For 2017-2020, the financial base is 5843010 euros.

Assoc. Prof., P. Reimov on “585718-EPP-1-2017-1-HU-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP: Doctoral Studies in Geoinformation Sciences (DSinGIS)”. For 2017-2020, the financial base is 902105 euros.

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