The Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences
The Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences, founded in 1944, is made up of the Institute of Biology, Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Institute of Earth Sciences, and Department of Biochemistry. Four study programmes are offered with 12 specializations. The Faculty has the right to confer doctor’s and habilitated doctor’s degrees in biology and geography. In 2002, it received a Category 2 rating under the State Committee for Scientific Research classification. It conducts research on an international scale, whose results have great importance for the Lublin region and, owing to cooperation with Ukrainian centres, also for the borderland areas. Student exchange programmes and personal academic contacts of the faculty members result in numerous student trips to foreign university centres.
The Faculty has under its care laboratories, the Botanical Garden, the Roztocze Scientific Station at Guciów, and the research station at Calypsobyen in Belsund area in West Spitsbergen. The Faculty’s rich resources include a library collection with bibliophilic treasures, a herbarium museum with unique plant species, a zoological museum, and a cartographic collection with valuable copies of maps. The Faculty building houses the “Pod palmą“ gallery, where exhibits attract the audience with the beauty of nature photography. There is also a tradition of annual field sessions, which acquaint their participants with the natural environment of a different corner of the Lublin region each time.
Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences
pl. Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 5
tel.: + 48 81 537 52 16
fax: +48 81 537 54 14