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Institute of Humanities



The Institute of Humanities of North-Caucasus Federal University was established under the Order of NCFU Rector # 97/0 dated July 23, 2012. The very word "humanitarian” (from Latin humanitas – human nature, education) means "directed to human person, rights and interests of a human being". History, Philology, Journalism, Linguistics, Arts, Culture studies, Theology, Psychology, etc. are all among the humanities. First universities, which appeared in Europe in the 11th-13thcenturies, were mainly focused on humanities. Virtually all large modern university centers prioritize human sciences.

Areas of training offered

Bachelor’s & Specialist Degree


  • 41.03.05 – International relations
  • 42.03.01 – Advertising and PR
  • 42.03.02 – Journalism
  • 44.03.01 – Pedagogic Education
  • 45.03.01 – Philology
  • 45.03.02 – Linguistics
  • 46.03.01 – History
  • 48.03.01 – Theology
  • 51.01.01 – Culture studies
  • 51.03.02 – Folk arts culture
  • 51.03.03 – Socio-cultural activities
  • 51.03.06 – Library & database activities
  • 54.03.01 – Design
  • 45.05.01 – Translation studies

 Master’s courses

  • 37.04.02 – Conflict studies
  • 41.04.04 – Political studies
  • 42.04.01 – Advertising and PR
  • 42.04.02 – Journalism
  • 44.04.01 – Pedagogic Education
  • 45.04.01 – Philology
  • 45.04.02 – Linguistics
  • 46.04.01 – History
  • 47.04.01 – Philosophy
  • 51.04.01 – Culture studies
  • 54.04.01 – Design

Postgraduate training

  • 41.06.01 – Political science & regional studies
  • 42.06.01 – Mass media & Library & database activities
  • 44.06.01 – Education & Pedagogic science
  • 45.06.01 – Language and literature studies
  • 46.06.01 – Historical science & archaeology
  • 47.06.01 – Philosophy, ethics & religion studies




Total number of trainees at the Institute 1544.

The Institute embraces

  1. Department of design
  2. Department of foreign history, political studies and international relations
  3. Department of foreign languages for technical specialties
  4. Department of foreign languages for Humanitarian and Natural Science Specialities
  5. Department of journalism
  6. Department of history of Russia
  7. Department of culture studies and arts
  8. Department of Russian language culture
  9. Department of linguistics & linguodidactics
  10. Department of national & world literature
  11. Department of Romance & Germanic languages and intercultural communication
  12. Department of Russian language
  13. Department of social philosophy and ethnic studies
  14. Department of advertising & PR
  15. Department of translation studies
  16. Department of philosophy

Educational process at the Institute is carried out by 325 teachers, including 55 professors, who have undergone trainng at the leading universities of Russia and abroad. Famous researchers from Moscow, St Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don and other cities, as well as experts from Great Britain, Germany and Finland are regularly invited to offer training. A number of courses are currently delivered in foreign languages, which adds to the students’ academic mobility.

Training at the Institute is arranged so as to place special emphasis son mastering modern humanities knowledge, developing the ability to integrate the acquired practices into education.

Students of the Institute are focused on obtaining pragmatic interacting in a multicultural society. Much attention at the Institute is given to the Russian history in the Caucasus and the geopolitical situation in the Caucasus as well as in the Middle East, where Russia's interests meet other major factors of world politics. A lot of work is done carrying out research and training in the area of conflict studies and intercultural communication. Students, who successfully finished master course, have possibility to continue their education in postgraduate course and doctoral candidacy.

Research activities have always been given priority here and both the students and the staff attend frequently various international and national conferences . Our professors publish their works in the most outstanding issues of Austria, Hungary, Germany, the USA, Italy, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Belarus, Armenia, Georgia and Moldova.

Our experts carry out their studies in the 3 scientific schools mentioned below

  1. Contemporary ethnic issues (Department of social philosophy and ethnic studies)
  2. Linguistics of the text: semantics, syntactics, pragmatics (Department of the Russian language)
  3. Functional study of literature (Department of national and world literature)

11 research fields

  1. The Middle East and the Balkans in the system of international relations (Kryuchkov I.V., Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor)
  2. Daily life and ordinary mind in the history of the ancient world and the Middle Ages (Krasnova I.A., Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor)
  3. The new cultural and intellectual history of the Russian province (Bulygina T.A., Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor)
  4. The Caucasus in the history of Russia (Kolesnikova M.E., Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor)
  5. The cultural diversity of the peoples of the North Caucasus (Vasilenko V.V., Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor)
  6. Development and the current state of provincial journalism (Lepilkina O.I., Doctor of Philology, Professor)
  7. Isomorphic and allomorphic features of language systems in the aspect of translation (Serebryakova S.V., Doctor of Philology, Professor)
  8. Media-advertising discourse: system and dynamics (Ezhova Ye.N., Doctor of Philology, Professor)
  9. Andragogical foundations of professional linguistic education (Lomteva T.N., Doctor of Pedagogic Sciences, Professor)
  10. Development of the professional competence of linguistics teachers in the intercultural educational paradigm (Moscovskaya N.L., Doctor of Pedagogic Sciences, Professor)
  11. Cognitive and linguocultural aspects of the dictionary and discourse (Krassa S.I., Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor)

The basis for research and field placements rests on the 7 scientific centers

  1. Cultural and natural heritage of the North Caucasus (Kudryavtsev A.A., Doctor of Historical Science, Professor)
  2. Regional media space (Lepilkina O.I., Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor)
  3. New local history (Bulygina T.A., Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor)
  4. Historical dimensions of modernization in Russia (Pokotilova T.E., Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor)
  5. Museum of Regional Literature and Literary Local Studies (Serebryakov A.A., Doctor of Philology, Professor)
  6. Mass Media Center (Ezhova E.N., Doctor of Philology, Professor)
  7. Modernity as a philosophical issue (Erokhin A.M., Doctor of Sociology, Professor)

Currently activities are underway to establish a scientific &training center THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE IN THE CAUCASUS on the premises of the earlier functioning research laboratory TEXT AS A CULTURAL PHENOMENON: METHODOLOGY, CAUCASIAN STUDIES, SEMIOTICS


5 research laboratories

  • Laboratory of Ethnic Conflict studies (Avksentyev V.A., Doctor of Philosophy, Professor)
  • Intellectual History (Kryuchkov I.V., Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor)
  • Laboratory for Biographic Research (Kolesnikova M.E., Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor)
  • Linguistic ecology: the issues of endangered languages ​​(Gryaznova V.M., Doctor of Philology, Professor)
  • Printing, television and radio functioning (Bukreeva I.V., Candidate of Pedagogic Sciences, Associate Professor)

The Institute is actively developing cooperation with the leading scientific and university centers of Russia, including the Southern Federal University, the Russian State Humanitarian University, the Saratov State University, the Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. With the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Much attention is paid to international relations, including the exchange of visiting professors and joint scientific projects. The Institute develops comprehensive cooperation with the University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy), Kaposvar University (Hungary), Lublin Catholic University (Poland), Kharkiv National University (Ukraine), Yerevan State Linguistic University (Armenia), Batumi State University (Abkhazia). At present, students who study at the institute enjoy an opportunity to undergo training abroad, which is part of international student exchange.

A lot of extracurricular activity goes on, too. Each year, various sports competitions are held for students, while in football, volleyball and basketball are especially popular. During the summer and winter holidays, the Institute and the University arrange trips for students to the major historical and cultural centers of the country, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, the cities of the Golden Ring and the Caucasian Mineral Waters. Regular trips are arranged to Kiev (Ukraine) and the Crimea. Student art groups have gained recognition far beyond Russia now.

Research work carried out by students is another popular field of activity including

  • Olympiads
  • writing applications for grants and participation in further development of the project (under supervision)
  • work in problem groups in the framework of scientific activities;
  • stage-by-stage presentation and discussion of the results of this work through presentation of yearly and final papers;
  • presentations at student and other scientific conferences;
  • participation in competitions for student research projects;
  • publication of student works;
  • field trips.

Student research associations of the Institute include

  • Student scientific and innovative association CLIO (Head – Associate Professor Zozulya I.V.)
  • Club for intellectually gifted students SOFIA (Head - Professor Kashirina O.V.)
  • Student Scientific and Innovation Association Inform-S (Head – Associate Professor Gorbachev A.M.)
  • Youth Innovation Center for Information and Communication Technologies in the Linguistic Education System Lingua (Head – Associate Professor Kamensky M.V.)
  • Innovation student association Mediawave (Head – assistant Novikova A.S.)
  • Innovation student association Telesdesant (Head – Srybnaya P.I.)
  • Youth Innovation Center STIMUL (Head – Associate Professor Babenko I.A.)

The Council of Young Scientists and Specialists (SMUS) functions at the Institute to generate scientific activity for students, postgraduates, young candidates and doctors of science.

The experience of running student associations shows the effect of the use of continuous research activities from school to university. This seems extremely important for the maintenance and the use of the potential of students in the subsequent research work following the pattern of "schooler-student-graduate student-young scientist. A specific trend in the recent years has been the widespread involvement of Master’s students in research and development. The research work carried out by the students revealed itself through a significant growth of student activity in various projects. Students’ participation in conferences can seen from memorable certificates and honorary diplomas, while their performances have been awarded Diplomas of recognition and prizes; many of them are traditionally granted personal scholarship from various foundations.

Students are involved in scientific cooperation with NGOs and public bodies, whereas the purpose of that is to develop their civil stance. An example of this is their annual participation in the All-Russian Youth Educational Forum Seliger and the Federal Youth Camp Mashuk.




Aleksey Erokhin

Honorary employee of higher professional education, Doctor of Sociology, Professor

Address: Room 314, 1, Pushkina Street (Build. 20), Stavropol, 355009

Tel (8652) 33-01-77, ext. 4201


Deputy Director for academic activities

Marina Makhrinova, Candidate of Pedagogic Sciences, Associate Professor

Honorary employee of higher professional education

Address: Room 106, 1, Pushkina Street (Build. 20), Stavropol, 355009

Tel (8652) 33-06-95, ext. 4203

Deputy Director for scientific activities

Igor Zozulya, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor

Address: Room 316B, 1, Pushkina Street (Build. 20), Stavropol, 355009

Tel: (8652) 33-01-77, ext. 4202

Deputy Director for academic activities

Oksana Borisova, Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor
Address: Room 316A, 1, Pushkina Street (Build. 20), Stavropol,355009

Tel: (8652) 33-01-77, ext. 4204


Address: 1, Pushkina Street (Build. 20), Stavropol, 355009