At the beginning of the academic year 2002/2003, doc. Mgr. Rudolf Novodomec, PhD. was elected as a member of the Scientific Council of CU in Ružomberok and as a member of the Scientific Council of FE CU in Ružomberok, he had the task to prepare accreditation of the study field Geography Teaching in combination at the FE CU in Ružomberok. At the same time, he was teaching Geography at the Institute of Management of FE CU in Poprad and Stará Ľubovňa. After successful accreditation, on September 1, 2003, the Department of Geography within the Department of Biology and Geography with three employees was established at FE CU in Ružomberok: doc. RNDr. Rudolf Novodomec, CSc., prof. RNDr. Dionys Vass, DrSc. and RNDr. Branislav Nižnanský, CSc. On February 1, 2004 prof. RNDr. Michal Zatko, CSc. was admitted to the department. The first students of Geography Teaching in combination were admitted in the academic year 2003/4. As of July 1, 2004, the Academic Senate of the FE CU in Ružomberok approved the proposal of the Dean of the FE CU for the establishment of an independent Department of Geography, which began to grow in personnel from October 1, 2004.