Right from the beginning the University aimed at reorganization and development in a short space of time.
One of the oldest universities in Siberia – Dorji Banzarov Buryat State University (BSU) – was founded in 1932 as Buryat State Teacher Training Institute. 1995 saw a merger of this institute with the Ulan-Ude branch of Novosibirsk State University, and the same year September, 30 the Russian President signed a decree on the establishment of Buryat State University . Currently, BSU is a backbone educational institution which trains personnel for all bodies and establishments in education, science, management, economy, healthcare, social sphere, etc. One of the fundamental principles that BSU adheres to is implementation of a continuing education system in training academic and teaching professionals: from high schools and vocational training colleges to the university, postgraduate, and doctoral degree levels.


  • Biology, Geography and Land Management

History of the Facult

The establishment of the Faculty of Biology and Geography dates back to the foundation of the Buryat-Mongol Agriculture and Teachers Institute on February 10, 1932. Originally, it was a part of the Faculty of Science with two leading subdepartments of botany and chemistry. In 1936, the first biology teachers graduated from the Faculty. In 1942, the subdepartment of Geography was opened. In 1954-1956, the Faculty was called “the Faculty of Biology”. From 1957 until 1992 it bore the name “the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry”. In 1984 the subdepartment of Human and Animal Anatomy and Physiology was opened. In 1988 Biology, Chemistry and Medicine majors were supplemented with the major in Geography provided by the subdepartment of Geography. In 1993, a new subdepartment of Ecology was opened.

It 1995 the Buryat State University was established at the premises of the Buryat-Mongol Agriculture and Teachers Institute and Buryat Campus of Novosibirsk State University. In the same year, the subdepartment of Geology was created within the Faculty. In 1997, the Faculty of Chemistry developed to an independent division. In 1999, the Faculty of Medicine was founded. Our Faculty became known as the Faculty of Biology and Geography.

In 2001-2002 the doctoral program was designed and thus two dissertation defense board were put together for the following disciplines: “Ecology” and “Botany” in biological studies, “Geoegology”, “Physical geography, biogeography, soil geography, and geochemistry of landscapes”, “Economic and social geography” in geographical studies. In 2003 a new subdepartment of the Land Management and Cadaster was opened, offering Land Cadaster and Urban Cadaster majors. The Nature Management major was introduced in 2006.

Since 2015 it is the Faculty of Biology, Geography and Land Management.

Faculty of Biology, Geography and Land Management

The Faculty has 4 departments:

  1. Department of Botany Chair;
  2. Department of Zoology and Ecology Chair;
  3. Department of Geography and Geoecology Chair;
  4. Department of Land Management and Cadastre Chair.

Bachelor’s degree programs:

  1. Training direction: 05.03.02 Geography;
  2. Training direction: 06.03.01 Biology;
  3. Training direction: 21.03.02 Land Management and Cadastre;
  4. Training direction: 21.03.03 Geodesy and Remote Sensing;
  5. Training direction: 44.03.01 Pedagogical Education. Specialization— Biology (part-time).

Master’s degree programs:

  1. Training direction: 05.04.02 Geography, qualification;
  2. Training direction: 06.04.01 Biology, Qualification;
  3. Training direction: 21.04.02 Land Management and Cadastre.


  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Law

Currently Law Faculty of Buryat State University is a basic educational unit for training the personnel of governmental and local аuthorities, Prosecutor’s office, court, justice and advocacy of the Republic of Buryatia. Our graduates successfully work not only in the country but also abroad in many sectors of the economy.

There are 6 departments on the basis of Law Faculty:

  • Theory and History of Law and State;
  • Constitutional, Administrative and Municipal Law;
  • Criminal Law and Criminology;
  • Сriminal Procedure and Criminalistics;
  • Сivil Law and Procedure;
  • International Law.

The following training directions of Bachelors and Masters are full-time, part-time and extra-mural:

1) 40.03.01 Law. Qualification – Bachelor of Law.

Preparing the layers with international legal specialization is a part of this training direction. Since the first year of education the students have been studying international law, Chinese, Mongolian and English languages with the further language and legal probations in China, Mongolia and other countries.

2) 40.04.01 Law. Qualification – Master of Law.

There is a training direction of postgraduate study 40.06.01 “Law” on the basis of the Faculty with the following specializations:

12.00.01 Theory and History of Law and State, History of Law and State Doctrines;

12.00.02 Constitutional Law; Constitutional Judicial Procedure; Municipal Law;

12.00.08 Criminal Law and Criminology; Criminal Executive Law;

12.00.12 Forensic Science; Forensic-Expert Activity, Operational-Investigative Activity.

  • Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism
  • Physics and Engineering
  • Social Work and Psychology


    • The Faculty of Social Work and Psychology was founded on the basis of two schools   – the school of Social work (from 1995) and the school of Psychology (from 1999) by order №59 issued by the Buryat State University Rector on June 9, 2000.


    • Department of Social Work Theory
    • Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology
    • Department of General and Social Psychology

Bachelor’s degree programs:

    • – Psychology;
    • – Social Work.

Master’s degree programs

    • Psychology:
    • – Practical Psychology in Education and Social Sphere – full-time;
    • – Practical Psychology in Education and Social Sphere – extra-mural;
    • – Clinical Psychology – extra-mural.
    • Social work:
    • – Social Work in Various Life Spheres – full-time;
    • – Social Work in Various Life Spheres – extra-mural.


  • Economics and Management
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Medical
  • Oriental Studies
  • Pedagogical
  • Philology and Mass Communications

BSU branches

  • BSU campus in Aginskoye, Zabaykalsky Krai
  • BSU campus in Bokhan, Irkutsk region


  • College of post-secondary education


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Ulan-Ude is a city in Russia, the capital of Buryatia Republic located in Eastern Siberia. The city stands on the Uda River, about 100 km from Lake Baikal and 5,615 km east of Moscow.

Ulan-Ude has a unique historical and cultural heritage. Within the city there are more than 200 objects of cultural heritage: monuments of architecture and urban planning, artistic monuments. A significant part of sights refers to the well-preserved architectural monuments of the 19th century. They are mostly concentrated in the historic downtown.

One of the most interesting monuments of Ulan-Ude stands on the main square of the city (Sovetov Square). It is a giant head of Vladimir Lenin. This unique monument, weighing 42 tons and having a height of 14 meters, was constructed in honor of the centenary of Lenin’s birth in 1970.
Another sight of the city is Odigitrievsky Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church, the first stone building in the city (1741-1785). It is an architectural monument of the Siberian baroque. The cathedral is located in the heart of Ulan-Ude, on the banks of the Uda River where it flows into the Selenga River (Lenina Street, 2).
The sculptural composition “Hospitable Buryatia”, installed at the eastern end of the Selenga bridge, meets all who enter into the central part of the city from the west. The monument is depicted as a woman holding “hadak” (a ritual long scarf, one of Buddhist symbols), which is a symbol of hospitality.

Datsan (the Buddhist temple) “Rinpoche Bagsha”, located on Lysaya Mountain, offers a great view of the city. Here you can find the biggest in Russia statue of Gautama Buddha (6 meters).
Ivolginsky datsan “Hambyn Hure”, a large Buddhist monastery complex and a monument of history and architecture, is located in the village of Verkhnaya Ivolga, 30 km from Ulan-Ude.

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