The Department of Geology was founded by the outstanding scientists Professor P.P. Pilipenko, Professor B.A. Mozharovsky, Techtonist G.V. Vakhrushev and A.I. Olli. The Department has graduated 7000 specialists/geologists over the past 70 years including many outstanding scientists and enterprise managers. Today the Geology department includes the following chairs: Petrography and Mineralogy, General Geology and Minerals, Historical Geology and Minerals, Historical Geology and Paleontology, Geology and Geochemistry of Combustible Minerals, Geophysics, Genecology, Hydrogeology, and Engineering Geology. The Department of Chemistry, established in the fall of 1929, includes seven chairs that offer two specialties, eight specializations, and a Doctor and Candidate of Science degree(s) thesis committee. All of these programs are guided by nineteen professors who hold Doctors of Science degrees. Many outstanding scientists either are or have been affiliated with the Chemistry Department, including V.V. Chelintsev, V.G. Kharchenko, R.V. Mertslin, A.L. Lvov, A.A. Ponomarev, L.M. Kulberg and I.S. Mustafin.