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Moscow State University of Culture and Arts

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Moscow State University of Culture and Arts was established by resolution of the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR dated July 10, 1930 as the Moscow Library Institute. Initially, the higher school was located in a unique mansion on the Manezhnaya Square (Mokhovaya street). The Institute was expanding rapidly and then was given a more spacious building in a picturesque suburb - in Khimki near Moscow, on the left bank of the Moscow Canal. The building had classrooms, dormitory and dining room.

Great contribution to the development of the University was made by its first director - Henrietta Derman (1882-1954), a person of high culture, who studied library work in the library department in Boston (USA, 1917). She had experience of managing the Slavic department of the Library of Congress (USA), Library of the Communist Academy, presided in the Library Commission of the State Science Council of the People's Commissariat of Education and held other senior positions.

In the first year of the Library Institute (1930-31) it had 144 students. In the 1930's external studies and postgraduate studies began. Initially, the Institute created the Department of Library Science (1933, Head of Department – Henrietta Derman), Bibliography (headed by L.Tropovsky), Children's Literature and Library for Children (1934, headed by A. Babushkina).

The training of library management professionals was vital to the country. The library science was developing and the Institute increased the number of students and teachers. During the first ten years, the Institute trained more than 1000 skilled professionals in the field of librarianship.

Among its teachers were well-known scientists who made a significant contribution to the development of library science: Y. Grigoriev, F. Karatygin, A. Klenov, B. Bodnarsky, L. Levin, K. Simon, L. Tropovsky, A. Eyhengolts, V. Vasilchenko, E. Ratkova, Z. Ambartsumyan, A.Verevkina, E.Ryskin, K.Abramov, O.Korshunov, J.Stolyarov, A.Mazuritsky, S.Trubnikov. Today training of specialists in the field of library and information work remains one of the main priorities of our university.

During World War II, many teachers, students and staff went to war, and the building of the institute was occupied by a hospital. The Sterlitamak branch opened during the war became very important. Simultaneously, the learning process was held in Moscow. The constant work of the institute is proved by the fact that during the war 12 theses were developed, and several groups of specialists graduated. In memory of teachers, students and staff killed during the Great Patriotic War, a memorial cenotaph was erected next to the Institute.

The post - war period saw the emergence of new departments and specialties. In 1949 the department of cultural and educational work (CEW) was formed to educate entertainment organizers. A great contribution to the development of cultural and educational work was made by the first dean of the department, G.Karpov, the first head of the CEW division L.Frid, teachers A. Luter, T. Remizov, A. Savchenko, M. Mazuritsky, L.Belyaev and others.

Several years later various specialties were introduced in this department: conductor of choir, folk orchestra, head of theatrical group, and then the director of choreographic group.

Gradual expansion of its activities was reflected by the name of the institute, which was changes in 1964 for Moscow State Institute of Culture. On the 50th anniversary (1980) the institute had 6 departments and 35 divisions, a number of branches and teaching and counseling centers.

Dormitories, a stadium, a club, a gym, a typography, an academic building of library department were built shortly. In 1980, the Institute was awarded the Order of Red Banner of Labor for its contribution to training and cultural and educational work.

Moscow State University of Culture and Arts - the oldest university of culture and the arts - has become a leader of education industry, the leading element in the development of intellectual and human resources for culture and arts sectors. In 2006 the University won the EUROPEAN QUALITY AWARD (2006), which is the highest award of the Club of Rectors of Europe; thus, it properly represents Russia in the world educational space.

Positive development of the University is determined by the high level of fundamental, scientific and special training of students, stable and constantly growing number of students (11,000 from all regions of the country, as well as from Canada, Hungary, Japan, China, Vietnam, Korea and other countries), high professional, scientific and teaching potential of the university (145 doctors and professors, 417 candidates of sciences, 89 laureates of State Prizes, international and Russian competitions, 129 distinguished scientists, workers of arts and culture, and 6 teachers who won the State Prize).

In recent years, the university has set up 7 institutes (Library and Information Institute; Higher School of Cultural Studies; Institute of Economics, Management and Law; Music, Institute; Institute of Mass Media; International Institute; Institute of Continuing Professional Education; Scientific Research Institute).

A new model of university of culture and arts of the third millennium, which is a campus with a strong educational and scientific technology park developed on the basis of the theory of Nadezhda Krotova, Doctor of Economics, on human capital, was assessed at the first international symposium on "Universities of Culture and Arts in a single global educational space" (May 2007) organized by MGUKI, which was attended by people from 42 countries.

The important achievement of the symposium was the development by the international educational community of common views on the innovation policy of culture and arts universities, the specificity of cultural and artistic education, the interaction of state and culture, and other issues that are no less important. These results determined the future transformation of culture and arts institutes in unique innovation centers of culture, science, business and education in the 21st century, and finding ways for their further development. This event was a major victory of Nadezhda Krotova as a scientist, a recognition of her scientific theory on the inherent value of the intellectual potential of society, culture and education.

In 2006, based on the results of the country-wide contest, Ms Krotova, Rector of MGUKI, was awarded a grant of the President of the Russian Federation for arranging and holding an international symposium, "Universities of Culture and Arts in a single global educational space."

The university provides for general scientific and special training in 63 divisions. The activity of students is supported by hands-on training and organizational forms of excellence: professional consulting, project management, cross-cultural management, optimization of the creative process, creative technologies in advertising and other innovative technologies.

Educational activities are fully implemented in 8 branches: in Altai, Zhukovsky, Naberezhnye Chelny, Norilsk, at Ryazan Correspondence Institute (branch), in Tambov, Tula, and Khanty-Mansiysk.

Great attention is paid to the development of research at the university. Funds for research are raised from the federal budget and grants. The volume of scientific, educational and methodical publications by the University is growing, exceeding now 300 titles a year. The printing quality of publications has improved greatly. Since 2002, the University has published a scientific "Journal of MGUKI", which was included by the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles in the list of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and publications, which are to publish summaries of thesis for the degree of Doctor of Science and Candidate of Science in pedagogy and psychology, art history, philosophy, sociology and cultural studies, and economics.

The University boasts its achievements in fundamental and applied research conducted in 12 academic majors in the laboratories, research centers, and the Research Institute. About 500 graduate students, doctoral candidates and candidates are trained in graduate school; later they will be able to defend their thesis in four specialized councils of university.

Multi-level social and creative work was further developed by the council on educational work of the university; councils on educational work of institutes and departments; school supervisors, boards of curators in the departments and institutes; university department of social development and social protection; labor union committee; student rectorate; the Alumni Club; the Center for Tolerance and Intercultural Communication; the production center, the student holding "Meridian", "Auditoriya" newspaper; a training club, museum; and research library.

Students are engaged in active scientific research, annually participate in inter-university and country-wide conferences, creative competitions, have the opportunity to publish their works in professional journals.

Next to the academic buildings is a campus of 16-storey dormitory housing landscaped, which are located in clinic, shop, service life, etc.

Many famous scientists work in our University, including Professor N.Krotova, V. Slepokurov, N. Yaroshenko, A. Arnoldov, AA Aronov, T. Baklanova, A. Flier, G. Ivanova, I. Malygina, N. Slyadneva, V. Sadovskaya, Y. Streltsov, V. Chizhikov, A. Zharkov, L. Zharkova, M. Shibaeva, I. Romanova, E. Klepper, I. Charnaya, E. Galaeva, V. Tikhonov, V. Kozlovsky and others. MGUKI's teachers also include prominent figures of culture and art, such as N.Bregvadze, E. Ryabinkina, L. Leshchenko, A. Strelchenko, L. Zimnenko, V. Osipov, T. Konyukhov, M. Demchenko, M. Koltsova, M. Sidorova, V. Zakutsky, B. Sankin and others.

The University is proud of its graduates who are successfully working for the benefit of the national culture in all parts of Russia. They preserve and enhance national culture. 75,000 graduates have made and are making a significant contribution to the preservation and promotion of culture and cultural values of humanity, develop best traditions of art, and train intellectual elite of society.

The graduates of the University include prominent public figures: Mikhail Men, Governor of the Ivanovo region, directors and employees of major Russian libraries (Russian State Library, State Public Historical Library, the State Public Scientific and Technical Library, etc.), of leading IT companies, cultural institutions (the Bolshoi Theatre, Stanislavsky Musical Theatre, the Helikon Opera, the Moscow State Philharmonic, the National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Russia, etc. ), prominent performers: Valentina Tolkunova, Igor Nikolaev, Leonid Agutin, Alexey Glyzin, V. Unguryanu, Viktor Zinchuk and many others.

The fundamental, applied and research studies, creative work of teachers and students, training of specialists, introduction of distance learning through telecommunications technology – this is only a short and incomplete list of the main lines of development of the University.

Today the University continues to enhance the learning process through active involvement of highly qualified specialists and introduction of innovative and computer technology. The University is strengthening and expanding its structure and transforms it into an integrated scientific and educational system; we increase the number of areas of training, open new specialties and specializations; we boast stable number of entrants, increased efficiency of research, new academic building and other positive indicators of training and research activities.

The human mission of the University is to serve the interests of Russia, preserving the traditions of national culture, its spiritual values, providing a decent place in the world educational space.

Address:141406, Moscow region. , City Khimki, st. Library etc. 7
Phone:+7 495 570-31-66

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