The Institute for the Humanities and Information Technologies (IGUMO&IT) is an establishment of higher education which has been providing professional training since 1992.
Following the traditions of Russian higher school, the Institute is actively mastering educational innovations. Alongside classical Faculties of Management, Law, Psychology, Linguistics, and Journalism the Institute is successfully providing training at the Departments arisen in response to the society’s modern demands (Information Technologies, PR and Advertising, Design), as well as the unique Photography Department and the Department of Internet-Management.
The content of the academic curricula, developed in all implemented specialties and areas of the Institute, meets the requirements of the updated Russian National Educational Standards of Higher Education (FGOS).
The total number of the academic staff providing training at the Institute makes up nearly; most of them have higher university degrees and the ranks of PhDs, PhD Associate Professors, PhD Professors. The Institute’s staff conducts researches in 10 different problem areas resulting in regular publishing activity and defense of PhD theses in leading academic and educational institutions.
IGUMO&IT convenes annually joint conferences of different rank in a variety of fields: international, national, interuniversity and departmental ones. Following the results of these activities, collections of scholarly papers are published. Both the professors and the students of the Institute take part in research events hold by other institutions and research centres. They publish the results of their own researches in Russian and foreign scientific journals.
Several years ago the Institute took a decisive turn to a practice-oriented approach in education. Number of new projects under the auspices of the respective Departments had been added to daily training programmes. The Students’ Council and the Students’ Research Society function at the Institute to facilitate early involvement of students in the issues of science and self-government.
The Institute’s library contains more than 200 thousand copies of different publication types. It equally contributes to training of highly skilled specialists, to updating of training, research and education as well as to the motivation of self-education. The reading hall is equipped with modern computers and broadband Internet connection to the electronic library Knigafund.ru.
Up-to-date IT and computer technologies are employed at the Institute in training of certified specialists. The IT support team of the Institute includes all the modern software and training programmes. The Internet resources are available from the computer classrooms and local working places linked up to the corporate network of the Institute as well as via numerous Wi-Fi spots. A computer-aided system of the training process management provides the quality control basement of specialists training.
The Institute’s systematic activities aimed at the prospective students includes specialised competitions among the school students and profession-related guidance in the schools of the Moscow Eastern Administrative Area as well as pre-study training of school-leavers at the preliminary courses.
The analysis of the IGUMO&IT graduates’ employment shows high quality of their academic training; they are in constant demand at the job market. Our graduates’ employment figures had recently improved due to the restructuring of our education processes with attention to the changing demands of the job market requirements of the region as well as due to the opening of new training programmes within the framework of the existing ones.
IGUMO&IT promotes healthy lifestyle among its students and professors. Several years before the state ban on smoking the Institute completely banned smoking at its campus. The Institute regularly organises championships in volleyball, bowling, indoor soccer, swimming, shooting and table tennis. Every year the students of the Institute take part in numerous district, city, national and international competitions in various sports.
Cultural and educational events have always been popular among the students; they take place every month. It has become a good tradition to organise sessions of the clubs of «the Cheerful and the Inventive» and «What? Where? When?»
Training and educational activities are organized in a fully renovated and hence comfortable own building of the Institute.
Today IGUMO&IT is ranked among the most valued nongovernmental private higher education institutions of Moscow. We believe, it’s only natural, since our mission is – ultimate responsibility in education.