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Geology Department at University of Tartu provides high-quality Geology Education and promotes Geological Sciences in Estonia. It is the only institution in Estonia which offers the geological education at BSc, MSc and PhD levels. Research at department focusses on Planet Earth including a diversity of topics dealing with the evolution of the biosphere and geosphere.

if only characters are counted then: Geology Education and Evolution of the Geosphere.

Astrobiology related activities at Department of Geology, University of Tartu concern impact geology including  impact-induced hydrothermal systems as potential life-supporting sites on Earth and other planetary bodies, reconstruction of Early Earth environments, emergence of nutrient cycles in relation to evolution of life and preservation/fossilization of primitive life signatures.

Name of representative: Kalle Kirsimäe