The dean of geography faculty – Ms. Mammadova Shakar Hidayat graduated from faculty of Geography of Baku State University with honour in 1990. She defended her Ph.D. thesis - “Research and prognosis of anthropogenic pollution of atmosphere in Ganja city and adjacent urban area” in 1998. Since 1996 she has been working in the department of “Environmental protection and sustainable exploitation of natural resources” and she has received the title of docent/associate professor in 2003. Her main research interest focuses on ecological problems of cities.

She teaches “Biogeography”, “Ecology and environmental protection”, “Ecology of cities” and “Environmental monitoring systems” courses at the bachelor’s level. She is the author of about 80 research papers, 3 educational programmes and 1 methodological instruction.

Currently she has been working on her doctoral dissertation - “Ecogeographical problems of air pollution in big cities of Azerbaijan”. Since 1999 she had worked as a deputy dean for scientific research and graduate education at the geography faculty. She has been actively participating in preparation and publication of course programmes which are thought at the geography faculty, organization of teaching process, scientific conferences and other events at the university.

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