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Olga Solomina

  • Olga Solomina has been at HSE University since 2019.


Scientific leader of the faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2003
    Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1998

    Doctor of Sciences*

  • 1987

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1981

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.


2017 web of Science Diploma as one of the most cited Russian authors
2007 Nobe l Pea c e p riz e as a m ember of the intergovernmental panel on climate change
1995 Rus s ian P re side nt's Scho lar ship for yo un g sci e ntists

Teaching activities

2019 National Research University Higher School of Economics Academic Supervisor of the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technologies

2019 National Research University Higher School of Economics Academic Supervisor of the Geography of Global Change and Geoinformation Technologies Program

2014-2015 "Global changes", course of lectures, Tomsk State University. Department of Hydrology.

2010+ Leadership of ten graduate students and applicants. Six successful defenses.

2005-2008 Course of lectures "Cryosphere in the light of global changes" (Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography, 5th year)

2005+ Supervision of graduate theses (Moscow State University and MEPhI)

Academic Supervision

for a degree of Candidate of Science

Management of dissertations
1. Savoskul O.S. Fluctuations of glaciers of the peripheral and internal regions of the Tien Shan in the Holocene. Specialty 25.00.31 - Glaciology and cryology of the Earth. Moscow 1994.
2. Dolgova EA Reconstruction of hydrometeorological conditions in the North Caucasus according to dendrochronological data for the period from 1800-2005 Specialty 25.00.25 - Geomorphology and evolutionary geography. Moscow 2011
3. Matskovsky Vladimir Vladimirovich A climate signal in the width of the annual rings of conifers in the north and in the center of the European territory of Russia. Specialty 25.00.25 - "Geomorphology and evolutionary geography." Moscow 2011
4. Grabenko EA Variability of forest vegetation in the conditions of the reserve regime in the Western Caucasus. Specialty 25.00.23 - Physical geography and biogeography, soil geography and landscape geochemistry. Moscow 2011
5. Maksimova O.E. Dendrochronological reconstructions of climatic and hydrological parameters on the Tien Shan (Kyrgyzstan) over the past centuries. Specialty 25.00.25 Geomorphology and evolutionary geography. Moscow 2011
6. Bushueva I.S. Oscillations of glaciers in the Central and Western Caucasus according to cartographic, historical and bioindication data for the last 200 years Specialty 25.00.31 - Glaciology and cryology of the Earth. Moscow 2013
7. Pavlova I. "Regional response of mudflow activity to current and future climate changes in the French Alps", Paris, Sorbonne University. Joint leadership with Dr. V. Jomelli. 2013

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2020/2021)












  • 2023
    Конференция в преддверии COP28 UAE - United Nations Climate Change Conference (Москва). Presentation: Как знание о климате прошлого, способно помочь в выстраивании политики ПКР? Природно-климатические решения (Nature-based Solutions): Что Россия может предложить миру?
  • Горный форум (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Современные изменения горных ледников и климат
  • Прошлые, текущие и будущие изменения климата и гляциосферы (Москва). Presentation: Новые данные о колебаниях ледников и климата Северного Кавказа в позднем голоцене
  • Изменения климата: причины, риски, последствия, проблемы адаптации и регулировани (Москва). Presentation: Климат и масштабы колебаний ледников в голоцене и антропоцене
  • 2021

    EGU21-9990. Presentation: Tree-ring and 14C dates of moraines of the Greater Azau Glacier (Baksan valley, Northern Caucasus)

  • 2020
    XXVII САНКТ-ПЕТЕРБУРГСКАЯ МЕЖДУНАРОДНАЯ КОНФЕРЕНЦИЯ ПО ИНТЕГРИРОВАННЫМ НАВИГАЦИОННЫМ СИСТЕМАМ (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Отработка технологии контроля перемещения животных на земле с помощью научной аппаратуры, установленной на российском сегменте мкс
  • 2019
    “Environmental Change in Siberia” (Париж). Presentation: Holocene climate in southern Siberia: state-of-the-art.
  • Geogronology in Climate Change Research and Georcheology (Орхус). Presentation: Нolocene glacial history of the Caucasus Mountains in the global context.

Editorial board membership

  • 2014: Member of the Editorial Board, Dendrochronologia.

  • 2014: Member of the Editorial Board, Frontiers in Earth Science.

  • 2009: Member of the Editorial Board, Bulletin of Geography (Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series).

  • 2009: Member of the Editorial Board, Геоморфология и палеогеография (ранее - Геоморфология) (Geomorfologiya).

  • 2008: Member of the Editorial Board, Geography, Environment, Sustainability.

  • 2007: Guest Editor (Специальный выпуск “Glaciers and Climate at different time scales”), Global and Planetary Change.

  • 2005: Member of the Editorial Board, Известия РАН. Серия географическая (News of Russian Science Academy. Geographic serie).

  • 1989: Member of the Editorial Board, Лед и снег (Led i Sneg).

Членство в диссертационных советах

D 002.046.04 Glaciology and Cryology of the Earth, Climatology, Hydrology

D 002.046.03 Physical geography, Biogeography, Geomorphology, Paleogeography, Soil geography and Landscape Geochemistry

Scientific expeditions

2019 Abkhazia, Altai, Caucasus

2018 North Caucasus, Georgia (Svaneti)

2017 Russian Plain

2016 Oz. Khuko, Caucasian Nature Reserve, Georgia (Abastumani, Svaneti)

2015 Central Russia, North Ossetia

2014 Abkhazia, Kursk and Tver regions

2013 Abkhazia, Sakhalin, Primorsky Krai

2007-2012 Caucasus, Russian Plain, Solovki

2009 Solovki

2007 Polar Ural

2006 Western Caucasus, Kamchatka;

2005 Tien Shan, Crimea;

2004 Caucasus, Alps, Sakhalin;

2003 Kamchatka;

2002 Spitsbergen, Crimea;

2001 Kuril Islands;

2000 King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica; Patagonia, Chile;

1999 Polar Urals;

1997 Kamchatka;

1996 Cordillera Blanca, Andes, Peru;

1994 Kamchatka;

1993 Pamir-Alai;

1992 Kamchatka;

1991 Tien Shan;

1989 Tien Shan;

1988 Altai;

1981-1987 Tien Shan;

1980 Altai;

1980 Polar Urals;

1977-1979 Georgia, Caucasus.

Fieldwork was carried out in collaboration with Tomsk State University, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geology and Geophysics SB RAS, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Institute for Low Temperatures, Hokkaido University, Japan, University of Innsbruck, Austria, Laboratory for Earth Research, Lamont , USA, Laboratory of Physical Geography, Meudon, France; Worcester College, USA.

‘The “Butterfly Effect” Is no Longer an Abstract Idea, but a Reality that You Constantly Observe’

The bachelor’s programme ‘Geography of Global Changes and Geoinformation Technology’ is offered by the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology, one of the newest at HSE University. One year ago, Yulia Kuznetsova came on as the programme’s academic supervisor. In this interview for the HSE News Service, Yulia Kuznetsova explains her job duties, where HSE geography students do their field work, and why geography itself can make you happy.

‘Modern Geography Is a High-Tech Area of Science and Practice’

In cooperation with the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), HSE University will now offer a bachelor’s degree in Geography of Global Transformation and Geoinformation Technology. Olga Solomina, the new undergraduate programme’s Academic Supervisor, and Nikolay Kurichev, Dean of the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology, discuss the programme’s curriculum and the exciting opportunities that await new students.

HSE University to Open Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology

HSE University is opening a Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology in partnership with the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IG RAS). The Faculty, which will focus on global climate change, geoinformatics, and social geography, plans to launch its first bachelor’s programme in 2020.