"350th Anniversary of Lvov National University"
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Ivan Franko national University of Lviv is the oldest university in
Ukraine, established in 1661. The university, one of the leading
national Universities in training experts for education, research and
industry in Ukraine, was renamed for the great national Ukrainian
writer, poet, and statesman, Ivan Franko (1856-1916). The University
was granted the prestigious status of National on 11 October 1999. It
was awarded the highest, fourth level of accreditation by the Ministry
of Education and Science of Ukraine (Certificate No.149740 of 13 Dec
The University is also licensed by the Ministry for teaching
international students (License No.328968 of 30 Aug 2007).
Students can obtain academic degrees offered by the Universitys 17
Applied Mathematics and Informatics (Informatics, Applied Mathematics,
Social Informatics, System Analysis and Control)
Biology (Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Zoology, Botany,
Physiology, Genetics, Microbiology, and Virology)
Culture and Arts (Bibliology, Librarian Science and Bibliography,
Economics (Economic Theory, Economic Cybernetics, Information Systems
in Management, Economic Statistics, Economics of Enterprise, Finances,
Accounting and Audit, Banking, Taxation)
Electronics (Radiophysics and Electronics, Physical and Biomedical
Electronics, Applied Physics)
Foreign Languages (English, French, German and Spanish Language and
Literature, Translation (English-Ukrainian), English Language
Geography (Geography, Economic and Social Geography, Management of
Institutions (Tourism, Ecology), Ecology and Environment Protection)
Geology (Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy, Ecology and Environment
History (History, Ethnology, Archival Science, Archeology, Sociology)
Philology (Ukrainian Language and Literature, Bulgarian Language and
Literature, Polish Language and Literature, Slovak Language and
Literature, Russian Language and Literature, Folkloristics, Persian
Language and Literature, Arabic Language and Literature, Japanese
Language and Literature)
International Relations (International Economic Relations,
International Information, International Relations, International Law,
Mechanics and Mathematics (Mechanics, Mathematics, Statistics)
Philosophy (Culturology, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology)
Physics (Physics, Physics of Solid State, Astronomy)
They offer degrees in 81 majors.
Language of instruction at the IFNU is Ukrainian. Study at the
department chosen will be preceded by prerequisite courses at the
Preparatory School during 10 months.
Geology Faculties is one of many others where student can obtain
academic degrees. There are also Paleontological Museum on the faculty.
PALEONTOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF THE LVIV NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Paleontological Museum of the Lviv National University was founded in
1852-1853 by the professor of botany G. Lobazhevskyi. Till 1895
geological, geognostic and mineralogical cabinets existed at the Lviv
In 1905 the museum collection was divided, and great part of it was
handed down to the new Geologic-Palaeontological Institute.
Professor Zyber (the first head of the Geologic Department) in 1905
initiated the foundation of Geologic Museum as separate independent
In 1963 the Geologic Museum moved to the University building on 4,
Hryshvskyi st., where it is situated now.
In February of 2002 the Geological Museum was renamed in
Paleontological Museum. It was done according to the decision of the
Scientific Council of the Faculty of Geology.
The collection of samples of rocks and remnants of fossilized fauna and
flora from different regions of the world, that compose base of the
Paleontological Museum of the Lviv National University, was founded as
far back as the beginning of the 19th century.
L. Tseishner was the first to begin the collection of paleontological
samples in 40s of 19th century. Lomnyzkyi, Semiradskyi and Fridberg
replenished museum funds having contributed new collections during the
second half of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th
century. Great contribution to replenishment of the museum collections
made famous polish geologists Pazdro and Kokoshinska.
The museum collections are permanently replenished by unique samples.
Now there are nearly 18 thousands of rare geologic ones (mostly
paleontological), found in different parts of the world (Arctic,
Australia, Asia, Europe, England, Germany and etc.).
Museum exposition allows to show history of Earths geologic development
and evolutional development of organic world. Now museum exposition is
represented by five subdivisions:
- Historic geology
- Department of regional geology
- Paleontological subdivision
- Monographic department
- Paleontology Department
In Paleontological Museum a unique exposition of mammoths is placed.
Prettily interesting are samples of the artificial instruments of
primitive peoples found on the territory of Western Ukraine. The most
valuable museums samples are paleontological collection of Mesozoic and
Cenozoic periods found in Western Europe.
Based on the museums materials 40 scientific works were published.
Museum exposition is used by students of geologic, biological and
geographic faculties of Lviv National University. Museum is also
visited by students of other institutes of higher education of Lviv,
Kyiv, Rivne, Drohobych, Lytzk and by visitors from abroad too.
Using museum funds is an integrand part of studying and scientific
work. Fossils of ancient plants and animals, skeletons, the shells
allow to create a life evolution picture on our planet during million
Geology department of Lviv University
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