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The School of Geology, Geography, Recreation and Tourism has developed a number of scientific schools (geological, geochemical, hydrogeological, geographical). There are a post–graduate studies department in geological and geographical sciences as well as the specialized Scientific Councils for PhD theses (specialty 11.00.02 – Economic and Social Geography, 04.00.06 – Hydrogeology, 04.00.17 – Geology of oil and gas). From 2009 to 2014 in these Scientific Councils more than 20 PhD theses have been defended. 

Visnyk of the series "Geology. Geography. Ecology" has been published by the School of Geology, Geography, Recreation and Tourism since 1970. To date 59 issues of the Visnyk, positively appraised by the experts in this field of research, have been published.

The Visnyk is the successor of "Scientific Notes" of the School of Geology and Geography published at the University in early XIX century. At various times they published papers by prominent scholars such as M.D. Borysyak, I.I. Levakovskyy, A.V. Gurov, A.N. Krasnov, A.S. Fedorovsky, D.M. Sobolev, V.P. Makrydin, S.I. Shumenko, O.N. Makarenko, G.M. Zakharchenko, G.M. Maliovanny and many other scientists.