Applicants of 11 MSU Faculties Will Be Required to Take Unified State Exam in Geography

Фото: Алексей Никитин, участник фотоконкурса РГО "Самая красивая страна"
Фото: Алексей Никитин, участник фотоконкурса РГО "Самая красивая страна"

Lomonosov Moscow State University has significantly expanded the list of fields of study in which the results of the Unified State Exam in geography will be taken into account upon admission. Now the results of the Unified State Exam in this subject are important for applicants of 11 faculties. Previously, a test in geography was only necessary for admission to the Faculty of Geography of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Fulfilling the instructions of the president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to popularize geography, dated May 15, 2019, the Russian Geographical Society develops and implements a set of measures that increase the prestige of science, which underlies the formation of the modern picture of the world. The training of specialists necessary for the development of the country requires expanding the list of professions, for the study of which in universities an entrance exam in geography is important.

"It is difficult to imagine a competent international relations specialist or a tourism industry manager when geography is not required for admission to these degrees," Vladimir Putin emphasized.

Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Russian Geographical Society signed a cooperation agreement in 2014. Now the best university in the country has approved new admission rules, according to which the Faculties of Geology, Economics and Soil Science; the Institute of Asian and African Studies; the Moscow School of Economics; the Faculties of Foreign Languages ​​and Area Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, World Politics, Global Processes; as well as a branch in Sevastopol take into account the results of the exam in geography upon admission. This once again emphasizes the demand for geographical knowledge. At the university, which was founded by the Russian naturalist and geographer Mikhail Lomonosov, it again became a prerequisite for meeting high standards of fundamental education.