Institute of Education and Social Sciences,
Department of Sociology
Head of the Department
Tel. +7 8652 33-08-62
Achievements. The program successfully underwent state accreditation in 2020. The department implemented three RFBR grants in 2016-2021. Bachelor students take an active part in grants and self-financing research.
Teaching staff. The program is delivered by 32 teachers. Over 93% have academic degrees of Candidate and Doctor of Sciences.
Facilities and resources. NCFU has all the required facilities and resources, including equipment for focus groups, computer programs for data analysis SPSS, Orange, etc.
Research is based on Social Network Analysis methodology as well as agent-based modeling of social processes, social media analytics, analysis of virtual network users' content.
Research area: Social Framework, Social Institutions and Social Processes Management (supervised by D. Lushnikov). Studies: "Socio-economic Infrastructure of Rural Settlements of East Regions of the Stavropol Territory" (the Ministry of Regional Development, World Bank), "Evaluation of Quality and Satisfaction with State Budgetary Services" (the Ministry of Finance of the Stavropol Territory), "Monitoring of Socio-political Activity of Stavropol Population" (Stavropol City Duma), "Stavropol Population's Attitude towards Corruption" (Stavropol City Administration), "Sociological Analysis of the Labor Market of Managerial Human Resources" (the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Stavropol Territory), etc.
Education. Teachers use state-of-the-art technologies, including distance learning technologies: workshops, case studies, e-learning, interactive research internships, projects, etc.
Strategic partners. NCFU cooperates with regional authorities and top regional enterprises.
International projects and programs. Teachers and students take part in the Tempus Tuning program in partnership with the universities of Russia and EU countries, the Immanuel Kant program jointly financed by DAAD and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
Competitive advantages. Modern methods of data discovery, processing and analysis (network analysis, Big Data), engagement in sociological research on the real sector of the economy are used starting from the first year of study.
Assistance and support for international students and teachers. The information about assistance and support for international students and teachers is available at the university website http://www.ncfu.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-deyatelnost-skfu.html.
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