Научно-образовательный центр политических и этнополитических исследований ФГБОУ ВО «ПГУ»

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

The Scientific and Educational Center for Political and Ethnopolitical Research of "PSU" FSBEI of Higher Education (hereinafter – SEC PaER of PSU) is a subdivision of "Pyatigorsk State University" FSBEI of Higher Education, which organizes and carries out research in the field of political processes, political institutions, political technologies, as well as in the field of interethnic and ethnoconfessional relations, ethnopolitical and ethnocultural processes and management - management of interethnic, national, and federal relations in the North Caucasus Federal District, Stavropol Krai, Caucasus Mineral Waters region, the city of Pyatigorsk.

2. BASIC OBJECTIVES OF SEC PaER FORMATION

1. Implementation of fundamental, applied, exploratory, monitoring studies in the field of politics, political processes, political institutions, political technologies, as well as in the field of interethnic, ethno-confessional, national and federal relations, coordination of theoretical and practical work of PSU lecturers in the field modern political and administrative management” as well as ethnological, ethnosociological, ethnopolitological knowledge.

2. Organization of organizational, labor and creative processes for planning, implementation, generalization, and publication of intermediate and final results of the research work of PSU lecturers in the designated areas.

3. Promotion of the favorable and diverse opportunities for the practical implementation of the scientific component of the PSU strategic development program in the field of political processes, institutions, and technologies, as well as in the field of intercultural communication, interethnic interaction, the strengthening of Russian identity, Russian civic values.

4. Provision of general education programs and educational disciplines of the corresponding areas with scientific, methodological, educational, empirical materials, information-methodical and didactic products, as well as participation in the organization of integrative classes and thematic extracurricular activities.

5. Involvement in research work, monitoring studies, project activities of students, undergraduates, and postgraduates.

3. INTERACTION AND COOPERATION

SEC PaER interacts with authorities and management in the implementation of the state national policy of the Russian Federation, interethnic and ethno-confessional relations and ethno-political processes policy in the North Caucasus Federal District and the Stavropol Krai, CMW region, and in Pyatigorsk.

SEC PaER interacts with the Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations, the Presidential Council for the Development of Civic Society and Human Rights, the Assembly of Peoples of the Russian Federation, the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the All-Russian People’s Front, the Public Council of the North-Caucasus Federal District, the Council under the Governor of the Stavropol Krai on interethnic relations, Public Council of Pyatigorsk, the Pyatigorsk House of National Cultures, other public advisory bodies, national-cultural organizations, and national-cultural autonomies.

SEC PaER collaborates with similar structures in the Stavropol Krai and the North Caucasus region, Moscow and others.

Professor M.A. Astvatsaturova, the head of the SEC PaER, Doctor of Political Sciences takes part in the preparation of doctoral and candidate's theses in the specialties 23.00.02 - political institutes, processes, and technologies, as well as in the review, opposition, and scientific examination of doctoral and master's theses in political sciences. She is a member of two dissertation councils on political sciences - in Pyatigorsk State University and the South-Russian Institute of Management and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

Scientific Activities

SEC PaER is occupied with scientific studies on “Management in the Field of Political Processes and Technologies, Ethnopolitical Processes, and Interethnic Relations”, and carries our analytic a monitoring, program prognosis, academic and methodological activity, followed by the Government Order of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

The following scientific projects were implemented in the period from 2013-2019:

“Monitoring of an ethno-confessional situation in the multi-ethnic regions of the Russian Federation on the basis of the model of the Distributed Scientific Center for Interethnic and Religious Problems in the aspect of Russian identity strengthening, fostering civic responsibility and solidarity in the regions of the North Caucasus Federal District”

“Monitoring of an Ethno-confessional Situation in the Multi-ethnic Regions of the Russian Federation on the basis of the Model of the Distributed Scientific Center for Interethnic and Religious Problems, the analysis of the humanitarian subject-disciplinary cycle in schools and universities in the aspect of Russian identity formation, the development of civic responsibility and solidarity in the regions of the North Caucasus Federal District (Stavropol Krai, Republic of Dagestan, Republic of Ingushetia and the Chechen Republic) ”(coordinated by M. Astvatsaturova, performed by E. D Avydova, V. Laza, M. Zinchenko, D. Chekmenev, as well as experts from the republics of the North Caucasus Federal District: L. Dzakhova, S. Akkieva, I. Temmoev, L. Kubanova, E. Scherbina, R. Chikhtisov). 

“Monitoring of an Ethno-confessional and Migration Situation on the Basis of the Model of the Distributed Scientific Center for Interethnic and Religious Problems on the eve of the All-Russian Population Census in the regions of the North Caucasus Federal District (Stavropol Krai, Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkess Republic) (coordinated by M. Astvatsaturova, performed by E. Davydova, I. Ibragimov, V. Laza, D. Chekmenev, as well as experts from the republics of the North Caucasus Federal District: L. Dzakhova, S. Akkieva, I. Temmoev, L. Kubanova, E. Scherbina, R. Chikhtisov).

Project No. 31. 9430. 2017 / NM “National-cultural and Ethno-religious Self-determination of the Adyghe-Abkhazian and Turkic Peoples of the North Caucasus and Crimea in Conditions of the Russian Nation Civic Unity Strengthening” (coordinated by M. Astvatsaturova, performed by G. Kosov, N. Kashirina, M. Zinchenko, D. Chekmenev, as well as experts from the republics of the North Caucasus Federal District and the Southern Federal District: S. Akkiev, I. Temmoev, L. Kubanova, E. Scherbina, O. Tsvetkov, E. Grossfeld).

"The Role of Public Organizations in the Prevention of Interethnic Tension, Extremism and Radicalism and the Consolidation of Civic Unity Among the Youth of the North Caucasus Federal District."

“Strengthening of Russian Civic Identity in the Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation in the North Caucasus Federal District.”

"Prevention of Interethnic Tension, Extremism and the Consolidation of Civic Unity Among the Youth of the North Caucasus Federal District."

“Effective Models and Techniques for Involving Young People of the North Caucasus Federal District of the Russian Federation in Socially Significant Activities.”

"Ethnopolitical Aspects of Migration in the South of Russia" and others.