- Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities
Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities or Moscow State University for Humanities named after M.A. Sholokhov ( _ru. Московский государственный гуманитарный университет имени М.А. Шолохова) was founded in 1951 as Moscow Pedagogical Institute for Correspondence Studies ( _ru. Московский заочный педагогический институт). Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities bears an honorary name of
Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov- a Russian writer who won the Nobel Prize for literaturein 1965.
In 2003 Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities was ranked by
Russian Ministry of Educationamong 10 best Pedagogical universities in Russia. [Rating was posted at the website of [http://www.useic.ru/russian_education/rating/2003/pedagogical.htm the US Education Center in Moscow (currently not available)] .] . It also ranked Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities among 14 best [Rating was published in [http://www.eed.ru/ratings/table/tabl3.html Economics and Education Today magazine] (in Russian)] Pedagogical and Linguistic universities in Russia in 2005 (out of 78 rated).
355 members of the faculty hold
Kandidatdegree, 311 have appointments as Docents. 121 members of the faculty hold Doktor Nauk degree, 188 have appointments as Professors. Among the faculty, there are 9 fellows of [http://rao.edu.ru Russian Academy of Education] , 38 fellows of international academies. About 70% of the faculty hold Kandidat Nauk or Doktor Nauk degrees.
tudents and Alumni
The university has 9 [http://www.mgopu.ru/index_en.htm branches] in Russia, the total student body of Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities exceeds 36,000 people. The university's overall annual enrollment is about 8,000 students. The total number of living alumni exceeds 80,000 people [Information from the official website of [http://www.mgopu.ru/index.html Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities] ru icon] .
Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities is a large public university that offers a variety of programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. This university is well-known in Russia for its programs in Education (Pedagogy) and Special Education.
Undergraduate academic programs that lead to the Specialist degree after 5 years of study are offered by 17 departments of the university: Biology and Geography; Information Science and Mathematics; Psychology; Elementary Education; Pedagogy and Psychology; Pre-school Education; Special Education; European Languages; Foreign Languages; Philology; Journalism; Law; Technology and Entrepreneurship; Arts; Culture and Performing Arts; Design; History.
In 2002, the university first offered a joined program with the
Open University of Israelthat leads to a Bachelor's degree in Jewish History and Culture.
Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities offers graduate degrees of Kandidat Nauk in 15 fields of study: Physics and Mathematics; Biology; History; Economics; Philosophy; Philology (Linguistics); Geography; Education; Art (Art History); Architecture; Psychology; Sociology; Political Science; Cultural Studies; Geoscience (Earth Science).
Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities offers graduate degrees of Doktor Nauk in 3 fields study: History; Philology (Linguistics); and Education.
*A wikipedia profile of Prof. Verbitsky (Department of Psychology), Correspondent Fellow of Russian Academy of Education.
* [http://www.mgopu.ru/index_en.htm Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities] official website.
* [http://www-e.openu.ac.il/ The Open University of Israel] official website.
* [http://raop.ru Russian Academy of Education] official website (available only in Russian).
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