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Its just the beginning!

Date of material placement: 9-07-2013, 11:07.

The Academic Board of North-Caucasus Federal University held the last meeting in the academic year. The Minister of Education of Stavropol Region V.P. Solonina, the Chairman of the Committee for Education and Science of the Duma of Stavropol region L.M. Kuzyakova and representatives of mass media were invited to that event.

On the agenda there was only one, but very comprehensive question: the report on NCFUs activity for the first year of its work. That report was made by the Rector A.A. Levitskaya.

In her speech Alina Levitskaya told about all features of the university activity: organization of academic, scientific, educational and financial activity at NCFU; property complex and modernization of the university infrastructure; social partnership; creation of the university brand building and public relation systems; results of the Program of NCFU development for 2012 the first half of 2013.

She also objectively analysed the results of teachers and employees work in detail, noted their successes, revealed problems and determined priority tasks of the university development.

The program of North-Caucasus Federal University development, that was approved by the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 854-p dated May 28, 2012, determined the main objectives and tasks of the university as the unique center of scientific and educational and innovative sector of economy of North-Caucasus Federal District that provides teaching of qualified staff for the priority spheres of social and economic development of the district; as the leading expert platform for cross-cultural dialogue in a multi-ethnic society of the region and the neighboring countries; as the real factor of strengthening of the state role of the Russian language and culture; as the factor of ethno-cultural tension decrease, optimization of interethnic and interreligious communication; as the institution for education of the Russian civil identity, patriotism, common cultural competence and legal culture among graduates; as the key center of geopolitical influence of Russia through development of educational, scientific and cultural relations of the regions located in the territory of North-Caucasus Federal District and the neighbouring countries. Activity of all departments of the university was subordinated to the solution of those tasks.

That academic year the new organizational structure was established at the university (the new Academic Board was elected; in accordance with the Order of the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation the structure of the Supervisory Board was approved; 12 educational institutes that unite 112 chairs were established). It allowed to start studies for 34362 students not only in time (on the 1st of September, 2012), but also to modernize the educational process. Its result is the establishment of two-level training system and its structure that meets the inquiries of real economy sector and employers. According to the number of teachers who have a degree (77%) NCFU takes the second place among the federal universities, According to the teachers average age (45 years) the university takes the first place.

Much attention is paid to employment of the graduates of the university (according to the forecast of Department for Capitalization of Intellectual Potential of NCFU 88% of graduates of 2013 are already employed).

Special attention was paid to integration into the international scientific and educational sphere. Thanks to efforts in that direction the number of students obtaining knowledge at the educational institutions of Europe significantly increased. One should also note participation of NCFUs scientists in prestigious international scientific events, number of internships abroad, visits of foreign scientists who gave lectures at different institutes of the university. Cooperation agreements with educational institutions from 15 countries were signed.

The developed infrastructure of scientific and scientific and innovative activity was created at the university. The attention was also paid to the increase of publication activity. In the report it was noted that NCFU didnt manage to achieve the same level of financing of research work and research and development activity in comparison with the other federal universities. This task isnt removed from the agenda.

One of the factors that allowed to carry out the programme was purchasing of new, sometimes, unique equipment for researches. A number of events was aimed at support and development of young scientists. The employees of the university became laureates of the Grant for young scientists-candidates of sciences of the President of the Russian Federation (L.N. Vshivtseva and L.A. Gordiyenko), laureates of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in education (N.P. Klushina, V.A. Solomonov), laureates of the 41st International salon "Inventions Geneva 2013 (S.B. Beketov, A.-G. G. Kerimov), 11 students and postgraduate students of NCFU became winners of the All-Russian program "UMNIK, 12 students and postgraduate students of the university were awarded the title "UMNIK of Stavropol region.

Educational activity became one of the most important activities at the university. In 2012-2013 academic year Department for Educational Activity held about 600 events, 120 of them had civil, patriotic and legal orientation at the federal, interregional, district, regional and university levels. Totally, more than 11 000 students were engaged (i.e. every third student at the university). 61% of full-time students take part in the educational process aimed at education of the Russian civil identity and patriotism, increase of culture of international, interreligious interaction and legal culture. This number exceeds the corresponding indicator stated in the university development program three times.

Much attention was paid to development of sports and creativity among students. Three students became the participants of the World Universiade in Kazan. Theatre, vocal, dancing teams of the university take prize-winning places in many student festivals and competitions at the regional, All-Russian and international levels.

As a result of additional financing for stimulating payments to the teaching staff and increasing of official salaries the size of an average monthly salary of teachers grew by 9.8 thousand rubles or 54.7%, and now it is 24.5 thousand rubles that is 32.8% more than the average salary level in Stavropol region in the economic sphere.

At the university they took an inventory of the property, reissued the rights of possession, repaired classrooms and hostels, completed unfinished construction objects at an accelerated pace. The territory of the objects put into operation for educational and scientific purposes is 25% from the total territory of new objects at all federal universities.

In the social partnership the following work was performed at the university: the new collective agreement was signed, the Compensation and Benefit Policy of employees at NCFU was approved, the labor protection agreement was signed, and the new board of labour disputes commission on the part of employees of NCFU was elected.

According to the results of the Program realization 91% of the efficiency targets are achieved in full or significantly exceeded in 2012.

The last point of that report was the logical list of primary tasks, solution of which would influence rate of development of NCFU.

The Academic Board of the university unanimously approved the report of the Rector, A. Levitskaya "Activity of North-Caucasus Federal University in 2012-2013 academic year: results, problems, tasks for 2013-2014 academic year.

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