Dean

  • Professor Jacek Matyszkiewicz

Vice-Deans

  • Associate Professor Ewa Adamiec
  • Professor Tomasz Bajda
  • Professor Ewa Kmiecik
  • Associate Professor Adam Postawa

Departments

  • Department of General Geology and Geotourism
  • Department of Environment Protection
  • Department of Mineralogy, Petrography and Geochemistry
  • Department of Geology of Mineral Deposits and Mining Geology
  • Department of Environmental Analysis, Geological Mapping and Economic Geology
  • Department of Fossil Fuels
  • Department of Geophysics
  • Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology
  • Department of Geoinformatics and Applied Computer Science

Fields of study

Ecological Sources of Energy

Geophysics

Geoinformatics

Applied Geology

Data Analysis and Engineering

Environmental Protection and Engineering

Geotourism

The Faculty of Geology, Geophysics, and Environmental Protection had its beginnings in the early days of the AGH UST in the form of three ‘geological’ departments belonging to the Faculty of Mining, which was the only faculty of the Mining Academy at that time. In chronological order, they were the Department of Mineralogy and Petrography, the Department of Geology, and the Department of Applied Geology. In 1946, they were incorporated into the newly established Faculty of Geology and Surveying, which evolved into the Faculty of Geology (in the academic year 1951/1952) and the Faculty of Geology and Mineral Exploration (in the academic year 1952/1953). In the following years, the faculty grew steadily and its structure underwent many changes. In the academic year 1992/1993, the faculty was renamed again, and since then it has been known under its current name – the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics, and Environmental Protection.


Currently, the faculty has the most environmentally oriented profile among the technical faculties of the AGH UST. It is the only faculty in Poland that educates geology students who become specialists in applied geology, geophysics, and computer science, and, at the same time, offers them a university-type of education, including the environmental aspects of geological sciences and tourism. 

 

This diversity gives our graduates better opportunities to find employment in industry (mainly in mining and related sectors), secondary education, research institutes, administration, tourist offices, and others.


Among the European universities, the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics, and Environmental Protection has the highest number of professors and associate professors (doctors with postdoctoral qualifications) of geology, supported by a substantial number of doctors and assistants; some of them are the former Fulbright and Humboldt scholarship holders.


Academic staff, working in well-equipped laboratories, can handle almost any research task, carrying out mainly practical research. Staff members are also involved in fundamental research that helps us better understand the world around us and its phenomena, although the results of such research cannot currently find practical use because of insufficient technological development.