Land Use Planning Faculty was established in 1924. Its history began in 1859 when geodetic-taxation classes at Gory-Goretskaya agricultural school were opened.
In 1840 Gory-Goretskaya agricultural school was opened.
In 1859 geodetic-taxation classes began to operate.
In 1909 geodetic-taxation classes were reorganized in Goretskaya geodetic-agronomic school.
In Gorki geodetic-taxation classes have existed for 50 years, and during this period 790 students have graduated from them.
In 1924 Engineering Land Use Planning Faculty was set up.
At present there are three departments at the faculty: the Department of Land Management, the Department of Land Cadaster and Law, the Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry. Highly qualified teaching staff provides educational, methodological and research work.
Training of future specialists is carried out in the following specialties: Land Management, Land Cadastre and Geodesic Support of Cadastre and Land Management.
Staff of the faculty:
Dean of the Faculty of Land Use - Andrei Kolmykov, Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor.
Head of the Department of Land Management - Svetlana Komleva, Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor.
Head of the Department of Cadastre and Land Law - Dmitry Prokopenkov, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor.
Head of the Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry - Olga Pisetskaya, Candidate of Technical Sciences.
The staff of the faculty consists of 42 employees, including 2 Professors, 8 Associate Professors, 10 senior teachers, 12 Candidates of Sciences and 2 Doctors of Sciences.
Sphere of work and further activity of the graduates:
The graduates of the faculty work in the Republican Institute "Belgiprozem" (Minsk), regional institutes of the system "Belgiprozem", regional registration and land cadastre agencies, National cadastre agency (Minsk), land use planning services of regional executive committees.
The graduates of the specialty "Geodesic Support of Cadastre" work in the republican unitary enterprises "Belgiprozem", "Belgeodesy" (Minsk) and others.
The Faculty of Land Management takes part in scientific research on the topic: "Development of scientific and methodological principles of land management of agricultural organizations in market economy".
The main areas of scientific research are:
- Ecological and economic basics for land use and organization of territory of agricultural organizations in market economy.
- Organization of energy effective use of lands and arrangement of territory of agricultural organizations.
- Organization of land use of agricultural organizations on the radioactive polluted territories.
- Land use organization of peasant (farm) enterprises.
- Organizational and territorial basics for improvement of effectiveness of land use of agricultural purpose in the Republic of Belarus.
At the Department of Land Management there is a scientific and pedagogical school of Professor V. Kolmykov, who is a developer of the main theoretical principles of modern land use in Belarus. Under his leadership over the past three years three PhD theses have been defended.
Scientific and research at the Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry is on the theme: "Development of modern technology of geodesic support of land cadastre, creation of land and information systems and elements of automated map making".
There is also a scientific school of Professor A. Yarmolenko at the department. Over the past few years under his leadership four Ph. D. theses have been prepared and defended.
The teachers of the Department of Cadastre and Land Law conduct scientific research on the topic: "Information and legal support of land cadastre in the Republic of Belarus".
The main areas of scientific research of the Department of Cadastre and Land Law are:
- Information and normative legal support of conducting of land cadastre.
- Improvement of cadastre evaluation of lands of settlements.
- Problems of organizational legal support of state registration of property.
- Problems of legal support of cadastre procedures and state control.
- Ecological and landscape preconditions of use and protection of lands.