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Department of Environmental Safety


The Department of Environmental Safety is a graduate specialty 101 "Ecology" at the level of higher education "Bachelor", "Master" and "Doctor of Philosophy". The license amount is 40 places for the specialists in the educational-professional bachelor's program, 10 - for the educational-professional master's program and 6 places for the educational-scientific program of training of doctors of philosophy.


History of the department: 


The Department of Environmental Safety is temporarily headed by Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Kateryna Stepova.There are 9 scientific and pedagogical workers, including 2 doctors of sciences, 6 candidates of sciences, and 10 associate professors of the department (6 - full-time form of study, 3 - evening form of study at the expense of legal entities and individuals, 1 - evening form of study by state order). The department has a scientific society of cadets and students, whose members are involved in research work, participate in conferences, scientific seminars, round tables, etc. Applicants of the Department of Environmental Safety annually participate in the All-Ukrainian Olympiads in environmental disciplines and competitions of scientific works.
The training is carried out in order to train officers of the SES of Ukraine - state inspectors for man-made, environmental safety and civilian environmental specialists. After graduating from university, graduates can work in the following structures:
- Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine;
- Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine;
- Ministry of Internal Affairs;
- State Service of Ukraine for Emergencies (State Inspector for Environmental and Man-Made Safety, Leading Specialist of the Department, PRP Engineer);
- State Agency of Forest Resources of Ukraine;
- State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine;
- State Ecological Inspectorate of Ukraine;
- Departments of ecology and natural resources of regional state administrations;
- In the departments of ecology and protection of industrial enterprises (institutions);
- In research institutions;
- In educational institutions of higher education;
- In public organizations, reserves, national parks.
Research and teaching staff of the department pay considerable attention to the practical training of cadets and students, share experience in overcoming emergencies with environmental imbalance in Ukraine and other countries to analyze errors and identify the most effective actions and tools for environmental safety.
An important place in the educational process is occupied by field training practices in different landscape areas of Lviv region, in areas with different degrees of man-made impact. Equally, significant are internships in territorial structures of the SES of Ukraine, state environmental inspections of Lviv and other regions of Ukraine, the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources of regional state administrations, laboratories of environmental and related profiles of a number of enterprises and organizations.

Emergencies of natural and man-made nature and elimination of their consequences are inextricably linked with the impact on the environment and control of its condition. Therefore, in order to train specialists of the fire and rescue service - state inspectors for man-made and environmental safety and environmental specialists in 2006, the Department of Environmental Safety was established. The Department of Environmental Security was headed by: Lieutenant Colonel of the Civil Defense Service, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor Andriy Volodymyrovych Sibirny; Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Yury Mykola Fedorovych; Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor Stoyko Stepan Mikhailovich; Candidate of Geological Sciences, Associate Professor Vasyl V. Karabin; Doctor of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Lieutenant Colonel of the Civil Protection Service Popovych Vasyl Vasyliovych; Doctor of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Colonel of the Civil Defense Service Balanyuk Volodymyr Mirchovych. The acting head of the department is Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Kateryna Viktorivna Stepova.
In 2009 the department successfully passed the accreditation in the field of "Ecology, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Environmental Management" (bachelors), and in 2011 - in the specialty 8.04010601 "Ecology and Environment" (master's degree). In 2014-2015, re-accreditations were successfully passed at the educational and qualification levels of bachelor, specialist and master, which is reflected in the accreditation certificates and licenses. 3 In 2015, the department has an adjunct in the specialty 21.06.01 "Environmental Safety" (technical sciences), and in 2016 for the first time was developed and approved (Minutes of the Academic Council of the University № 5 from 19.02.2016) educational and scientific program "Ecology" training of applicants for higher education of the third (educational and scientific) level in the specialty 101 Ecology.




In 2020, the Department of Environmental Safety successfully passed the accreditation of the educational program "Ecology and Environmental Protection" in the specialty 101 Ecology first (bachelor's) level.




Department staff: 

     The Department of Environmental Safety is headed by Doctor of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Colonel of the Civil Protection Service Volodymyr Balaniuk.
      There are 2 professors, 5 associate professors, 1 senior lecturer and 4 lecturers at the department.

Research and teaching staff: 


Current acting head of the Department

Kateryna  STEPOVA

Candidate of Technical Sciences

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Professor of the department

Andrii KUZYK

D.Sc., Professor

Colonel of the Civil Protection Service

Professor of the department


Doctor of Technical Sciences 

Associate Professor of the Department


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Lecturer at the Department


Candidate of Agricultural Sciences

Associate Professor of the Department


Candidate of Technical Sciences

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Senior lecturer of the department

 Iryna DUMAS

Candidate of Geographical Sciences

Lecturer at the Department


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Lecturer at the Department

Nataliia HOTSII

Candidate of Agricultural Sciences

Lecturer at the Department


Major of the Civil Protection  


Head of Research Environmental Safety Laboratories


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Adjunct at the Department 

Kateryna KOROL

Captain of the Civil Protection  

Adjunct at the Department 

Vladyslav SHURYHIN

Captain of the Civil Protection  

Adjunct at the Department 

Tetiana SKYBA

Senior Lieutenant Civil Protection 

Adjunct at the Department 


Lieutenant colonel of Civil Protection 

Adjunct at the Department 


Senior lieutenant of Civil Protection 

Adjunct at the Department 


Lieutenant colonel of Civil Protection 



Courses are taught at the department: 

Introduction to the Profession
Geology with Bases of Geomorphology
General Ecology
Bioorganic Chemistry
Meteorology and Climatology
Physico-Chemical Processes in the Environment
Surface Phenomena and Disperse Systems in the Environment
Reserve Business
Environmental Monitoring
Soil Science
Landscape Ecology
Environmental Safety
Rationing Anthropogenic Load on the Environment
Human Ecology
Modelling and Predicting the Environment
Environmental Economics
Rehabilitation of Contaminated Areas
Fundamentals of Environmental Toxicology
Engineering Ecology
New Processes and Environmental Protection
Urban Systems Ecology
Technical Ecology
Recycling and Waste Recuperation of Special Chemistry
Fundamentals of Statistical Ecology
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Inspections
Company Management in Environmental Activities
Environmental Management and Audit
Environmental Standardization and Certification
Environmental Biotechnology
Management and Waste Management
Protection of Groundwater
Ecological and Landscape Mapping
Rational Usage of Water Resources
Sustainable Development Strategy
Prospective Processes in Environmental Protection
Transport Ecology
Radiation Safety
Environmental and Man-made Safety
Dangerous of Natural Processes
Environmental Monitoring
Industrial Ecology
Environmental Schemes of traffic
The Dangers of Chemical, Biological and radiological Origin
Storage,Delivering and Disposal of Special Chemical Products

Scientific-methodical work of the department: 

    The scientific and pedagogical staff of the department is working on the publication of textbooks, manuals and methodological literature to ensure the educational process. A number of textbooks and manuals were published by the department's staff:
  • Grinchishin N.M. Human ecology. Workshop: Teaching tool. / N.M. Grinchishin. - Lviv: LSU BDZ, 2018 - 91 p.
  • Survival in an Autonomous Life: Educ. tool. / I.M.Ozarkov, I.A.Sokolovsky, N.G.Adamovsky, E.P.Kuninets, O.I. Derekh, G.V. Somar, Y.V. Knish, B.M. Peretyatko. - Lviv: ZUCC, 2015. - 128 p.
  • Borschishin I.D. Analytical Chemistry and Methods for Analyzing Environmental Parameters [Text]: workshop for a seminar. occupation: teaching tool. for students. ecology. spec. higher. teach. closed / I.D. Borschishin, M.F. Yurim. - L.Spom, 2012. - 135 p.
  • Yurim M.F. Meteorology and Climatology: a textbook. / M.F. Yurim. - Lviv: LSU LS, 2011. - 104 p.
  • Yurim M.F. Hydrology: a textbook / M.F. Yurym, A.V. Sibirny. - Lviv: LSU LS, 2009. - 176 p.
  • Instruments and methods of environmental monitoring: a textbook. / MF Yurym, AV Sibirnyi, OV Martyniak, NM Grinchyshyn. - Lviv: LSU BDZ, 2009. - 238 p.
  • Grinchyshyn N.M. Nature conservation case: textbook / N.M. Grinchishin. - Lviv: LSU LS, 2008. - 226 p.
  • Snitinskiy V.V. Soil science with the basics of agrochemistry and geobotany: study. manual - publisher 2, [revised and supplemented] / В.В. Snitinskiy, V.F. Yakobenchuk. - Lviv: Avers Publishing House, 2006. - 312 p

Scientific research work
The main directions of scientific research of the department are all three segments of modern ecology, namely bioecology, geoecology and technoecology:
1. “Phytomelioration, phytoremediation and biological methods of restoration of devastated landscapes” (Vasyl Popovych, Ph.D., Iryna Dumas, Ph.D., Taras Shuplat, Ph.D., Ph.D. Natalia Gotsiy, Candidate of Technical Sciences Pavlo Bosak);
2. “Use of industrial waste in environmental technologies” (Ph.D. Kateryna Stepova, Ph.D. Ulyana Khromyak);
3. "Pollution of soils, surface and groundwater" (Ph.D. Natalia Hrynchyshyn, Ph.D. Leonid Sisa, lecturer Irina Kochmar).

In 2021, research work began on the following topics:
1. "Reduction of environmental stress created by the ingress of heavy metals and detergents into the environment." (state registration number 0121U111559. Authors: Ph.D. Kateryna Stepova, adjuncts: Iryna Fediv, Roman Konanets);
2. "Technogenic and ecological safety of waste heaps of coal mines, landfills for solid waste and pyrogen-transformed areas". (state registration number 0121U113363. Authors: Vasyl Popovych, Ph.D., Kateryna Stepova, Ph.D., Halyna Telegina, Ph.D., Oksana Stanislavchuk, Ph.D., Ph.D. Orislava Gornostay, Candidate of Technical Sciences Taras Shuplat, Candidate of Technical Sciences Pavlo Bosak, Candidate of Technical Sciences Natalia Popovych, Candidate of Technical Sciences Natalia Gotsiy, Adjuncts of the Department: Kateryna Korol , Tetyana Skyba, Iryna Fediv, Roman Konanets, Bohdan Boychuk, Andriy Voloshchyshyn, Andriy Gapalo)

In the period 2016-2020, research work was conducted on the topics: "Ecological safety of hydrolytosphere in the coal mining areas of the Lviv-Volyn coal basin" (№ state registration 0114U005418. Authors of the report: Ph.D. Vasyl Popovych, PhD, lecturer of the department Iryna Kochmar); “Monitoring of coal waste heaps at PJSC Lviv Coal Company” (State Registration No. 0116U005546. Authors of the report: Bohdan Stein, Ph.D., Vasyl Popovych, Ph.D., Candidate of Geological Sciences). Vasil Karabin). The main results of the research work are the identification of sources of spontaneous combustion of heap rocks at depths of 0.5-2.5 m, spatial and temporal models of the dynamics of thermal fields in the heap rocks of PJSC "Lviv Coal Company". In 2016-2017, a study was conducted on the topic: "Environmental safety of the Tysmenytsia river basin" (Ph.D. geologist Vasyl Karabin, Ph.D. Leonid Sisa).

In 2013-2016, employees of the department participated in the project of the Ukrainian Science and Technology Center "Reduction of radioactive waste generated by the accident at the Fukushima-Daichi NPP (project STCU 5952), and in 2016 under the grant №2015-2-UR01-KA107-022785 under the ERASMUS + program made a working trip to Kingston University (London, UK).

On the subject of scientific activity of the department we are proud of the successful defense of dissertations of scientific and pedagogical workers and applicants of the department:
On December 18, 2019, Taras Ihorovych Shuplat, a lecturer at the Department of Environmental Safety, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation for the degree of Candidate of Agricultural Sciences in the specialty 03.00.16 - Ecology Head Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor Vladimir Panasovich Kucheryavy).

On November 26, 2020, the successful defense of the candidate's dissertation of the lecturer of the department Gotsiy Natalia Danylivna on the topic: Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor Kucheryavy Volodymyr Panasovych).

On April 29, 2021, the successful defense of the candidate's dissertation of the candidate of the Department of Environmental Safety Bosak Pavel Vladimirovich, submitted for the degree of Candidate of Technical Sciences in specialty 21.06.01 - Environmental Safety on the topic: "Environmental safety of wastewater waste heaps Supervisor Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Vasyl Popovych).

On May 13, 2021 the successful defense of the candidate's dissertation of the candidate of the Department of Ecological Safety Pinder Volodymyr Fedorovich was submitted for the degree of Candidate of Technical Sciences in specialty 21.06.01 - Environmental Safety on the topic: Supervisor Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Vasyl Popovych).



Material-technical base: 

     Restoration of ecological equilibrium caused by emergencies is impossible without a qualitative assessment of their impact on the environment, comparative analysis of possible technical solutions for the restoration of contaminated sites and determining the degree of achievement of the target criteria in the rehabilitation process. These practical directions of realization of ecological safety are the subject of scientific researches of the laboratory.
   The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments of physicochemical methods of analysis of environmental parameters, which allow monitoring of territories and objects, which were exposed to emergency situations and man-made accidents. In July 2014, the Environmental Safety Laboratory was certified for measurement (Certificate of Attestation No. RL 097/14 of 28.07.2014).
     The laboratory is actively used for practical and professional training of environmental specialists. The laboratory examines the real experience of managing emergencies in Ukraine and foreign countries in order to analyze errors and identify the most effective actions and means of ensuring environmental safety.

Areas of research: 

The research directions of the department cover all three segments of modern ecology, namely bioecology, geoecology and technoecology:

  •  “Bioindication and biological methods of rehabilitation of contaminated territories” (Prof. Stoyko S.M., Roguly A.S., Melnyk O.S.).
  •  “Use of industrial waste in environmental technologies” (Petrova M.A., Stepova K.V., Khromyak V.V.).
  • “Soil, surface and groundwater contamination” (Assoc. Prof. Karabin V.V., Assoc. Prof. Grinchyshyn N.M.).

Science students and cadets: 


The department has a scientific society of cadets and students whose members are involved in research work, participate in conferences, scientific seminars.
            National competitions. Students and students of the department participate annually in the All-Ukrainian competition of scientific works in the field of ecology. In March 2016, cadet Christina Prishchepa presented the work "Phytotonotoxic hydrocarbons in the second round of the All-Ukrainian competition of student scientific works on natural, technical and human sciences in the field of knowledge" Ecology and ecological safety "at the Poltava National Technical University named after Yuri Kondratyuk white »(the head of Grinchyshyn N.M.) and received 3 place among 136 works from 67 higher educational establishments of Ukraine. In previous years at the All-Ukrainian competitions of student scientific works cadets Yulia Rak (head Karabin V.V.), Ivanets Khristina, Irina Palchuk (head Grinchishin N.M.) presented their works.
  In 2018, students and students of the Department of Environmental Safety participated in the All-Ukrainian Olympiads in environmental disciplines and competitions of scientific works, namely:

1. Competition in Poltava, II round of the All-Ukrainian competition of student scientific works on the field of knowledge "Ecology". Poltava Y.Kondratyuk National Technical U-Theta (D. Goncharenko);

2. Competition of scientific works on a specialty "Technology of environmental protection", Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies (Kozak M.);

3. Contest of scientific works on a specialty "Technogenic safety", LSU LS (Chulak R.);

4. Participation in the 3rd round of the competition 2017/18 of the Tomorrow.UA scholarship program, Kyiv, Taras Shevchenko Institute of Postgraduate Education (S. Poroshenko);

5. Second round of the All-Ukrainian Student Olympiad on "General Ecology", OU of bioresources and nature management (Poroshenko S., Ablametova Y., Brynetbka S.);

6. Round II of the All-Ukrainian Student Olympiad on Environmental Economics, Lviv National Agrarian University (Zayets Yu, Musiy K.);

7. Round II of the All-Ukrainian Student Olympiad in Environmental Safety Kremenchuk National University M. Ostrogradsky (Goncharenko Y.).



       International competitions

Starting from 2012, cadets and ecological students of 3-5 courses take part in the prestigious international competition "Scientific Debut. Sustainable Development ”under the auspices of President Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament 2009-2012. In 2012, out of 200 scientific papers submitted for the competition, 20 were selected from Ukraine, and 5 of them belonged to cadets-ecologists of LSUBZhD (supervisors: VV Karabin, MA Petrova, K.V. Stepova). In March 2013, 12 of the best students from Ukraine were invited to an international scientific conference in Warsaw (Poland). The organizer of the competition Jerzy Buzek noted the high level of work presented by cadets-ecologists.
         In 2014-2015, the Department of Environmental Safety at the competition "Scientific Debut. Sustainable Development ”was represented by students Zemlyakova Valery, Ben Oksana (Head Petrov MA), cadets Boychuk Khristina (Head Grinchishin NM), Snail Ulyana (Head Karabin VV), Natalia Tour (Head Stepova K.V. .).
       Scientific-pedagogical workers carry out scientific researches with pupils of schools of Lviv region within the framework of vocational guidance. In 2012, a student of the village. Ivano-Frankivsk, under the guidance of the department's employees, performed the work "Determination of the degree of air pollution in the village. Ivano-Frankivs of Yavoriv district of Lviv region ».

     У жовтні 2012 року курсанти кафедри взяли участь у конференції студентів, аспірантів та молодих вчених „Молодь у вирішення екологічних проблем сьогодення” (м. Кам’янець-Подільський) та отримали нагороди за високий рівень представлених робіт.
In December 2017, teachers of the Department of Environmental Safety Kochmar IM and Dumas IS conducted practical training with students and third-year cadets at treatment facilities in Lviv. 

Cultural events, entertainment: 

     The teaching staff of the department are the curators of the study groups. The work of the curators is aimed at comprehensive development of the personality of the young generation. Students and students have the opportunity to have a fun time, and because of this the educational goal is aimed at cultural, artistic, national, physical, intellectual and spiritual enrichment of the young generation of students and students. For this purpose, the curators organize trips to theaters, cinemas, museums, exhibitions of contemporary and classical art, conduct excursions to the sights of Lviv, visit scientific institutions. In particular, in May 2016, on the basis of the regional landscaping park “Demolition”, an ecological-educational campaign “ECOQUEST” was held aimed at developing the environmental awareness of young citizens. In December 2017, a presentation of the WWF Fund at the University was held.
       In October 2018 the senior lecturer of the department Dumas IZ together with their group EK-31 made a study trip to the Skole Beskids National Nature Park. The road to the Powder Range was amazing and inspiring and fascinating. Mysterious fogs and snow !!!

In October 2018, a study tour was conducted as part of the study of the subject "Meteorology and Climatology" at the Roztok Landscape Geophysical Hospital. EC-21 students and cadets together with curator Bosak PV and senior lecturer of the department Dumas IZ were able to get acquainted with the principles of meteorological stationary playground, to study the operation of the most common devices (barometers, psychrometers, clinometers, odometers, thermometers dry and wet, pluviographs and pluviometers, rhumbometers, etc.).

Scientific research work: 


     The scientific and pedagogical staff of the department is working on the scientific substantiation of new methods, tools and approaches to the tasks related to the civil protection of the population and territories from emergencies of natural and man-made nature. The main scientific direction of the department is the study of ecological and man-made danger of devastated landscapes, which arises due to the operation of potentially dangerous objects and high-risk objects (mining enterprises, objects of industrial and household waste, fire-hazardous forests, radiation-damaged lands) taking into account natural, climatic and edaphomicroclimatic factors. The following scientific directions of research are being developed at the department:
assessment of environmental risk of environmental pollution;
environmental impact assessment of mining complexes;
environmental safety of production (wastewater treatment, waste disposal);
purification of drainage waters of landfills for solid household waste;
creation of means for biological reclamation with the use of man-made waste;
rehabilitation of ecosystems affected by emergencies;
mathematical modeling of pollutant inflow, migration and transformation processes in soils, surface and groundwater.
A number of candidate's dissertations have been defended on these topics and scientific papers have been published in foreign professional publications of the Scopus and Web of Science scientometric databases, as well as in scientific professional publications of Ukraine.

In November 2021, as part of a comprehensive study, soil samples were taken at different horizons from the top and bottom of the Nadiya mine heap, located in Sosnivka, Chervonohrad district, Lviv region, and water samples were taken from the lake at the foot of the Heath. for analysis in the laboratory of the Department of Environmental Safety. Teachers of the Department of Environmental Safety Ph.D. Pavlo Bosak, Ph.D. Taras Shuplat, associate professors of the department Andriy Voloshchyshyn and Iryna Fediv. One of the unresolved environmental problems of Ukraine is the problem of negative impact on the environment of devastated landscapes, which is a consequence of mining activities of coal mining enterprises. The air basin, surface and groundwater are negatively affected, the mechanical structure of edaphotopes is disturbed, vegetation is destroyed and landscapes are significantly transformed. An important ecological parameter was also studied - the level of radioactivity of the coal rocks that form this heap. The development of erosion disturbances and the decay of coal was recorded, which further increases the danger of this object for the environment and the population of the region. The study of natural phytomeliorative processes as a basis for future stabilizing overgrowth of the heap surface was carried out. The available tree-shrub and grass composition of the vegetation cover, its projective cover and stages of the succession process were analyzed. The selected samples will form the basis of future comprehensive research aimed at improving the level of environmental safety of the Lviv-Volyn coal basin. An important area of ​​research at the Department of Environmental Safety of Lviv State University of Life Safety is the study of environmental problems of devastated landscapes of the Lviv-Volyn coal basin, which is engaged in the scientific school of Professor Vasyl Popovych.
In October 2021, a scientific seminar was held within the framework of the international project "Ecology - Improving Solid Waste Management in Lviv Region" with the Main School of State Fire Service of Poland with the support of the Polish Aid Program, implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The issues of processing, sorting and storage of waste were discussed at the seminar, namely representatives and associate professors of the department:
- Malgozhata Maider-Lopatka "Influence of external factors on the readings of multi-gas detectors";
- Artur Ankovsky "Monitoring of risk factors in landfills";
- Associate Professor Irina Fedov "Treatment of wastewater from surfactants by adsorption method";
- teacher Pavlo Bosak, associate professor Roman Konanets "Impact of natural landfills on the environment";
- Associate Professor Natalia Hrynchyshyn "Composting of organic matter of solid waste and compost quality";
- teacher Taras Shuplat, Natalia Popovych "Ecological features of the formation of the microclimate of juniper bushes in the urban ecosystem";
- Barabara Shikula-Pietz, Isabella Grabowska-Lepczak "Social Sustainability in the Context of Ecology - Education, Prevention, Culture of Trust";
- Barabara Shikula-Pietz, Isabella Grabowska-Lepczak, "Tools for raising environmental awareness in local communities";
- teacher Irina Kochmar "Environmental problems of industrial waste storage";
- Associate Professor Igor Shukel, Associate Professor Olga Menshikova, "The use of sewage sludge in Lviv as an organic mineral fertilizer."
The participants from the Polish side also gave the following lectures with the cadets of the University: Isabella Graboska-Lenczak: Security Education (CB-41); Analysis of public consciousness on the topic of security (CBO13, CBO23, CB12); Anti-terrorist education (CB-31). Barbara Shikula-Piec: Social Sustainability (CB-42); Culture of trust (EC-11); Influence of external factors on stress (CB-32). Participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with the best practices of the Republic of Poland with a further vision of implementation in the Lviv region. It was interesting and informative to visit the Hrybovytsia landfill, where the Ukrainian-Polish delegation conducted a series of studies on the composition of landfill gas and the surface temperature of the landfill; got acquainted with the features and course of reclamation processes and implementation options after reclamation projects. Polish scientists noted significant progress in the implementation of environmental projects and once again expressed the belief in the need for further close cooperation between the Main School of State Fire Service of the Republic of Poland and Lviv State University of Life Safety.
On October 11-13, 2021, scientific and pedagogical workers and associate professors of the department took part in the All-Ukrainian scientific-practical conference "Podolsk readings. Environmental protection, conservation of biotic and landscape diversity, natural education: problems, prospects, solutions. This event took place online and was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Department of Ecology and Biological Education of Khmelnytsky National University. In connection with the spread of COVID-19, the All-Ukrainian scientific-practical conference was held with the use of technologies for remote work. This year the conference was organized by a whole galaxy of educational institutions, scientific and environmental institutions, including Lviv State University of Life Safety. During the conference, namely during the plenary and sectional meetings, the participants had the opportunity to present their scientific reports in relevant areas.
In September 2021, the head of the educational and scientific institute, professor of the department Vasyl Popovych, deputy head of the educational and scientific institute for educational and scientific work, Ph.D., associate professor Olga Menshikova, associate professor Kateryna Stepova and lecturer Pavlo Bosak took participation in the round table discussion "Quality education in natural sciences and breakthrough research: is one of them possible without the other?" The purpose of the round table was to bring together active Ukrainian researchers - representatives of various scientific fields from all fields of science and provide them with a platform for speeches and discussions on current scientific issues in specialized scientific sessions and to discuss the functioning of science in Ukraine as a whole. . The participants of the round table discussed the standards of training doctors of philosophy, creating the preconditions for a successful educational and scientific program in the field of natural sciences, accreditation procedures, problems of environmental education and more. Moreover, the round table was attended by scientists from various universities, institutes of the NAS of Ukraine, government officials, the Scientific Committee of the National Council for Science and Technology Development, the National Research Foundation of Ukraine and the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. Due to quarantine restrictions, some participants joined the discussions online.
During 2021, field research was carried out on the landfill of the Mezhyrichanska mine of the Lvivugol State Enterprise (Chervonohrad, Lviv region), which was attended by Taras Shuplat, a lecturer at the department, and Kateryna Korol and Roman Konanets, associate professors. In the process of field research, soil samples were taken for further study and analysis of the ecological condition of the devastated edaphotopes of the dump. Sampling was performed on several horizons studied, on four sides and the top of the studied heap. In addition, subtericone waters were selected. In the future, the results will form the basis of a comprehensive assessment of the risk of environmental impact of this object. Intensive development of the mining industry in the Lviv region has caused a number of accompanying negative environmental consequences: the alienation of large areas of agricultural and forestry use, land degradation, intensification of landslides, disruption of the integrity and mechanical composition of soil cover and plant loss. biological and landscape diversity, which is characteristic of the areas of the Chervonohrad mining district. As part of these comprehensive scientific plans in the laboratory of LSU BJD, adjunct professor Kateryna Korol and lecturer Taras Shuplat, under the scientific guidance of Professor Vasyl Popovych, was prepared samples of soils taken from the heap of the mine waters, for further comprehensive physico-chemical research. For completeness, soil samples were taken on different horizons on all sides of the heap and on the bulk top, where there are particularly difficult edaphic conditions.
During 2020, associate professors Kateryna Korol, Vladislav Shurigin, Roman Konanets conducted such research on the topics of their dissertation research, namely the study of anthropogenic impact of coastal cities of the Prut River on river water quality (adjunct Bogdan Boychuk); ecological monitoring of landfills of the tourist and recreational complex of Lviv region (associate professor Kateryna Korol); the impact of oil pollution on different types of soils and modeling of these processes (adjunct Vladislav Shurigin); improving the processes of sorption treatment of wastewater from heavy metals (adjunct Roman Konanets) and surfactants (adjunct Irina Fedov) with the help of natural sorbents.
From October 5 to October 9, 2020, Associate Professor Kateryna Korol took an active part in a weekly web training within the DAAD educational project "EcoMining: Development of an integrated doctoral program for sustainable mining and environmental activities" in cooperation with Freiberg Mining Academy (Germany) . The project is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) of Germany within the framework of the "Professional Partnership with Universities in Developing Countries" program. The main goal of this project is to develop, implement, implement and evaluate a doctoral program in the field of "EcoMining". Modules with lectures, seminars and workshops, workshops and summer schools are developed by staff of both universities and associates in the industry to meet the needs and demands of today's innovative mining market. Adjunct Professor Kateryna Korol spoke on the topic of the report: "The impact of physical and chemical properties of the pre-Carpathian region of the tourist and recreational complex of the Lviv region."
In 2019, the Department of Environmental Safety held the II Round Table "Fires in natural ecosystems. Degradation and destruction of forests. Phytomelioration of devastated landscapes." The following issues were considered during the round table:
• features of the occurrence and spread of fires in natural ecosystems (forest fires, fires in landfills and waste heaps of mines) and the study of conditions that contribute to this;
• ecological danger of fires in natural ecosystems;
• ecological danger of devastated landscapes (landfills, waste heaps of mines, man-made reservoirs, industrial facilities);
• scientific bases of localization and liquidation of fires in natural ecosystems;
• efficiency of operation of vehicles for firefighting in natural ecosystems, problems of technical support;
• degradation of forest ecosystems under the influence of natural and anthropogenic processes;
• reclamation and phytomelioration of devastated landscapes formed as a result of fires in natural ecosystems;
• urban ecology, landscape architecture, horticulture, forestry, agroecology, bioindication;
• application of geographic information systems and computer technologies in environmental safety, modeling of dangerous processes and phenomena in the environment, assessment of environmental risks.
In March 2018, the Department of Environmental Safety organized the first scientific-practical seminar "Fires in natural ecosystems: theory, practice, innovation." The seminar discussed topical issues of forest fire fighting, their impact on natural ecosystems; the impact of drying of wood species on increasing the level of fire safety in forests and more. Niki Hernandez, a representative of the US Forest Service, was also invited to the seminar.

Information for entrants: 

The Department of Environmental Safety prepares specialists of educational and qualification levels: Bachelor, Specialist and Master
Forms of study: full-time, part-time
 At the Lviv State University of Life Sciences, both cadets and students acquire the profession of ecologist.
 The educational process is ensured by:
- training laboratories;
- Library with free internet access (Wi-Fi);
- numerous electronic resources;
- modern gym, gym and stadium;
- hostel.

    All full-time students have the opportunity to simultaneously study at the military department and obtain the rank of junior lieutenant of the reserve, which opens new employment opportunities in the power structures of the state.

       The best students and cadets participate in international scientific-practical conferences, and annually win prizes in scientific competitions.
        LSU LS is a member of the European Fire Service Colleges Association (EFSCA) Association of Higher Education Institutions of the European Union.

If you plan to work
in structures

Of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the following positions:
· State environmental and technogenic safety inspector;
· Leading specialist of the department;
· PRZ engineer;
State Environmental Inspectorate in the post:
· State Inspector of Environmental Protection;
State Department of Ecology and Natural Resources in the post:
· Leading (chief) specialist of the department;
 other prestigious positions in the structures of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, the Ministry of Revenue and Charges of Ukraine, the Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Ministry of Agrarian Industry of Ukraine, regional and city state administrations, educational institutions, reserves, national parks;
 in the departments of ecology and labor protection of industrial enterprises;
 research institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and other organizations in Ukraine and abroad,

Department of Environmental Safety of LSU LS

Admission rules
Admission of students to the university in educational and professional programs of bachelor's training is carried out at the competition on the basis of the results of external independent assessment (EIT) in the following subjects:
·           Ukrainian language and literature;
·           History of Ukraine;
· Biology or geography.
There are no additional exams or interviews for applicants in the student cohort.
Candidates for the training on the state order (candidates for cadets), additionally pass the examination on physical training, undergo medical examination by the Military Medical Commission and psychological and professional selection.
Individuals who enter the training at the expense of individuals and legal entities, apply for participation in the competitive selection in paper or electronic form.
    Enrollment is based on competitive selection. The order for enrollment in full-time study is issued no later than 25 August .​

Contact information:

Our address: 35, Kleparivska St., Lviv

Our telephones:

теl. (032) 233-32-40 – man on duty in University

теl./fax (032) 233-00-88 – office

Our e-mail:

[email protected]

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