Institute for Sustainable Development
The ISD was set up on November 25, 1998 on the basis of the Centre
of Ecological and Humanitarian Research and Education, the Chair of Applied Mathematics as well as the Chair of Ecology and Lifesciences. It was the first ever attempt to create a complex of social, humanitarian, economic and natural sciences subdivisions in a higher educational establishment of technical profile.
The ISD Principal is Prof. Mantatov V.V., Honoured Scholar of RB, Academician of RANS, Doctor of Science
Basic goals and aims
The major targets and tasks set forward before the Institute are as follows: training of specialists competent at the strategy and technology of the society’s sustainable development; training of specialists capable of inventing innovative ideas in the fields of applied mathematics, social work, public relations (PR), environmental protection, etc; carrying out research work to enable the sociocultural and economic potential development of the country and the region; the development of scientific grounding for academic process running; training of highly qualified lecturers through postgraduate courses as well as doctoral ones; providing humanitarian education of students at each university division.
Scientific Research work
The Institute can boast its most significant results obtained by:
- making research of the world’s global and regional problems;
- a new approach to the problem of sustainable development based on the principle of humanism and ecological ethics;
- elaborating philosophical grounding of the new ecology and humane civilization;
- the analysis of ecological and sociocultural problems of Lake Baikal protection;
- defining the prospects for sustainable development in the Baikal region;
- conducting research of Buryatia’s history and culture within civilization context;
- conducting research of sociocultural foundations and prospects for modern civilized society development;
- grounding of Baikal region’s strategic significance being UNESCO’s world heritage area;
- active cooperation with the specialized UN institutions dealing with the problems of Lake Baikal protection and Baikal region’s sustainable development.
The ESSUTM ISD scientific works announce Baikal region’s role as Russia’s
basic region and the “spot of growth’ for a new civilizatioin. These ideas were
made public at International and all-Russia conferences organized by the Government
of RF, Federalnoye Sobraniey of RF, specialized UN institutions.
Ecology and the Humanities Faculty
The ISD was formed on the basis of the Centre for the ecology-and-humanities
studies and humanitarian education in November 1998. The Ecology and Humanities Department
is one of ISD’s divisions.
Dean – prof. Angaeva Sesegma Purboevna, cand. of science.
The main targets and tasks facing the staff are as follows:
to intellectualize the educational process content, inculculate new training techniques,
facilitate the conditions for students’ creative activity so that the young specialists would
be adjusted to the market economy conditions, to successfully fulfil their job uner the conditiongs
of tough competition on the labout market.
The necessity of updating the academic process within the Department
is driven by the transition to the new system of higher education. Russia’s government
announced the policy of transition to Bologna system to join the European educational
continuum as its constituent part.
The Department set forward the tasks as follows:
training of specialists on the issues of social politics, international relations,
global political, economic, ecological problems; bringing the latest achievements of
modern science and the analysis techniques within the reach of students (as well as
embarking students on international relations studies through elaboration of academic
programs in cooperation with Russia’s leading universities).