Head of the Department –
Lilit Sargsyan Samvel,
PhD in Geological Sciences

The Department of Geology of the International Scientific Educational Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Republic of Armenia (ISECNAS RA) was established in 2013 with the professional potential and logistics base of the Institute of Geological Sciences.

Department Objectives
Geology is a field of active studies encompassing a number of related sciences. The master’s course at the Department of Geology, ISEC aims to provide up-to-date research topics in the field of Earth Sciences.
During the study process the students will gain a sound knowledge on different fields of geology: active tectonics, geological hazards, seismology, volcanology and volcanic hazard assessment, sedimentology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeochemistry, minerals and ores and the methods their exploitation, petrology, petrography, GIS methods, as well as other related directions.
Geologists combine the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology to study the geological environment and its impact on human life. Specializing in the fields of various geological studies, such as the processes in the Earth’s crust, the Earth’s structure and the Earth’s history, it is also possible to involve the environmental problems and find the methods and ways to assess, minimize and solve those problems.
During the years of study in Master’s program, students, in addition to theoretical knowledge, have a wide opportunity to participate in the field laboratory work of the institute. During the study, the students have the opportunity to interpret various research results in laboratories, use modern research technologies, as well as improve their working skills.
The best students will have an opportunity to work at Institute of Geological Sciences, NAS with the prospect of further Phd study.The teaching staff of the Department involves specialists with many years of professional experience, whose scientific works are regularly published both in numerous local and foreign scientific publications, volumes summarizing the materials of the international conferences.
Specialization: General Geology
Research works

The Institute leads cooperative research work with the professionals from France, Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, USA, Iran, Italy, Taiwan, and other countries. In 2012, together with the Institute, the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of NAS RA, and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRF), Armenian-French international laboratory was established. During its activity new, important information regarding the fields of seismotectonic and archeology was acquired. Preparing and training of young professionals took place in the universities of France, Switzerland, Germany, USA.
Throughout various years, the Institute has realized many grant projects (CRDF, DARIUS, SCI, INTAS, ISTC, LIA, PICS, NATO, MEBE, SCOPES, IRG PEER-Science, NSF, and others) and contract works in nearly all the important fields of geology.
For the past years the Institute employees have participated and presented their reports in the eminent international geological congresses, numerous consultations and conferences. The scientific results they had acquired were published as monographs and articles both in local and international scientific publications and volumes.
The geological library, the foundation of which was laid due to H. Karapetyan’s personal rich library, has been functioning from the first year of the Institute establishment. The library holds tens of thousands of books, numerous articles, monographs, theses, scientific reports, maps, abstracts. The Geological Museum of the IGS has a rich exhibition of rocks, minerals, and paleontological findings.
Since 1996, adjunct to the Institute, a professional board of the Earth Sciences field has been functioning, where 8 doctoral, 39 PhD theses have been defended up to 2019.

The Faculty

Meliqsetyan Khachatur         Doctor of Geological sciences
Avagyan Ara Doctor of Geological sciences
Shahinyan Hrachya PhD in Geological sciences
Shakyan Lilit PhD in Geological sciences
Araqelyan Aleksandr PhD in Technical sciences
Galoyan Ghazar PhD in Geological sciences
Grigoryan Arayik PhD in Geological sciences
Zaqaryan Shushanik PhD in Chemical sciences
Tozalakyan Petros PhD in Chemical sciences
Hovhannisyan Arshavir PhD in Geological sciences
Sargsyan Lilit PhD in Geological sciences
Gevorgyan Lilit PhD in Physics and Mathematics
Araqekyan Dmitri PhD in Geological sciences
Gevorgyan Mikayel PhD in Geological sciences


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