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Book chapter
Climate migrations

Kuznetsova Y.

In bk.: The Green Turn. Climate change as a political and economic challenge: a unique opportunity for the Russian Federation to technologically transform and respect the environmental rights of its citizens. M.: Climatescience.ru, 2021. Ch. 2.3. P. 66-72.

First admission: the subtotals

It has been 5 months since the first HSE geography students begun their studies. Throughout these months 34 young people from all over Russia and one student from Brazil were writing courseworks, passing exams, submitting projects and obtaining practical geographical skills.

First admission: the subtotals

Kate Shtol

In 2020 Faculty of Geography and Geoinformantion Technology of Higher School of Economics launched bachelor programme Geography of Global Changes and Geoinformation Technology.

This programme is designed to give students an extensive knowledge about global environmental changes and corresponding social and economic processes, as well as provide in-depth skills in spatial analysis and geographic information system (GIS). The programme offers training in major geographic disciplines such as climatology, hydrology, geomorphology, cartography, human geography and others that helps to form a broad geographic outlook and a deep understanding of the processes underlying global environmental changes. Study procces also involves in-depth training in research methods and tools for spatial decision-making.


It has been 5 months since the first students of the bachelor programme begun their studies. By this this time the freshmen listened to a series of lectures on the basics of cartography, territorial governance, hydrology, meteorology and climatology, social history, remote sensing and other disciplines. 

Within the framework of the Earth system components course, students worked with basic meteorological instruments and made observations using an automatic weather station. As part of the study of cartography, they learned to use topographic maps and surveyed the area with geodetic instruments - a tacheometer and a level. Within GIS training students learned the basics of space images processing and photogrammetry, understood how to download data for selected area and what tasks can be solved using satellite images.

Overall since the beginning of the academic year, freshmen passed 9 exams, completed more than 20 practical works, defended an independent project in hydrology, took part in an educational game on territory management and much, much more.

More practical training is scheduled for the summer 2021 – students will spend several months studying the major field research methods at the Kursk biosphere station of the Institute of Geography, RAS. 

More information about bachelor programme and courses is available via link. Contact us: geo@hse.ru