Welcome to the official web-site of

the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies,

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University



Valeriia Mirenkova, group GCR-32

We congratulate to the students of the group GCR-32 Valeriia MIRENKOVA and Anna KARAICHENTSEVA with victory in the XV Kharkiv Regional Competition of Student Scientific Papers on Natural, Technical Sciences And Humanities (nomination "Natural sciences"). We are proud of girls and wish them new creative achievements.

According to the results of the Accreditation Expertise from the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Bachelors's degree educational programs “Geography”, “Geography of Recreation and Tourism” of the specialty 106 Geography have been successfully accredited.
We congratulate the staff of the department with this event, and thank the representatives of university services, students, graduates, employers and stakeholders who participated in meetings with experts of accreditation commissions.




Greeting speech of the Head of Department

"Modernity requires highly qualified and competitive specialists, and their availability can provide only quality education. One of the oldest universities in Eastern Europe – Karazinsky – provides classical education in the light of current trends"

Rector, Academician V.S. Bakirov

Dear friends!

Welcome to the official web-site of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

The department carries out training bachelors on a specialty 106 "Geography", educational and professional programs "Economic, Social Geography and Regional Development" and "Geography of Recreation and Tourism"; and masters in specialty 106 "Geography", educational and professional programs "Economic, Social Geography and Regional Development", "Geography of Recreation and Tourism" and "Geographic Information Systems in Areal Management"; and on a specialty 014.07 «Secondary education (Geography)», educational and professional program «Geography, Economics, Regional Studies and Tourist Work». A number of new minors and educational programs are being licensed.

Professional training is carried out by 5 DSc., professors, 9 PhD, associate professors.

The department teaches professionally oriented and special courses: "Fundamentals of Human Geography", "Fundamentals of Social Geography", "Geography of the World Economy", "Regional Human Geography", "Geographic Information Systems", "Regional Problems of Sustainable Development", "Geographic Modeling", "Regional Studies", "Excursion Studies", "Business Management", "Marketing", "Geopolitics", "Medical Geography", "Recreational Geography", "Geography of International Tourism ", "External connections of Ukraine" and others. Much attention is paid to the study of modern computer technologies and their application in the teaching and research work of students. Students learn foreign languages ​​(English, French, German and others if desired). There are research laboratories at the department.

Educational and industrial practices of students are conducted not only within their region, but also in other regions of Ukraine, in particular in Transcarpathia, Lviv, Kiev, Chernivtsi and the neighboring countries, in particular in Belarus and Romania. Annually, within the framework of the industrial practice, a comprehensive training and research expedition is conducted in a district of Kharkov region.

The Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies has signed agreements on academic mobility and cooperation with the University of Oradea (Romania), the University of Girona (Spain) and Tallinn University in the Erasmus+ program.

The knowledge and scientific and practical skills of our graduates fully correspond to the competence of educational programs. Graduates of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies have the following competencies:

  1. Communication in the state language.
  2. Communication in foreign languages.
  3. Mathematical literacy.
  4. Competence in the natural sciences and technology.
  5. Information and digital competence.
  6. Ability to learn throughout life and self-improvement.
  7. Social and civil competencies.
  8. Entrepreneurship.
  9. General cultural literacy.
  10. Environmental literacy and healthy life.

Graduates of the department work in government bodies, including committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, in research institutions, secondary, secondary special and higher educational institutions, in banking and commercial structures.

Teachers and staff of the department profess the principles of academic integrity and professionalism, possess all professional competences, they are creative and know how to motivate students.

Yours faithfully and best regards Niemets L.M.


Contact Information

Adress: Square Svobody, 4, room. 3-62, Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies

tel.: +38 (057) 707-52-74

е-mail: soc-econom-region@karazin.ua