Institute of Education and Social Sciences,
Department of Sociology
Dmitry A. LUSHNIKOV,
Head of the Department
Tel. + 7 8652 33-08-62
Achievements and awards. The program underwent state accreditation in 2020 and international professional-public accreditation in 2016. In 2013-2018 the department implemented seven grants of the research foundations: the Russian Humanitarian Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.
Teaching staff. The academic degree holders ratio is 93%. The teaching staff includes six Doctors of Sciences including two visiting professors of Heidelberg University (Germany).
Facilities and resources. NCFU has all the required facilities and resources that provide a comfortable learning and social environment for students. There is a specialized classroom equipped for focus groups.
Research. The promising research areas are based on the constellation of classical sociological theories, computer science, present-day developments in combinatorics, graph theory and big data analysis algorithms, based on machine learning and building of multi-layer neural networks.
Education. The following technologies are actively used: workshops and playing technique, case study, e-learning, interactive research practical training, interactive lectures, etc. Adaptive learning technologies and models are applied to support physically challenged students.
Strategic partners. The university cooperates with the World Bank, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Finance of the Stavropol Territory, the Arnest chemical plant, Heidelberg University (Germany), University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).
International projects and programs. Teachers and students participate in the following programs: Tempus Tuning, Bachelor's program "Sociología" at Complutense University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain), the program of Dresden University of Technology (Germany); the Immanuel Kant program jointly financed by DAAD and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
Competitive advantages. The teaching staff is highly qualified. The university is actively involved in international cooperation and research; modern methods of research, data processing and analysis are used.
Assistance and support for foreign students and teachers. Internationalization of the educational and research process is one of NCFU's top priorities and is a strategically important vector of the university development. NCFU established the Department of International Cooperation.