The Faculty of Humanities is the youngest and fast developing SUAI’s unit.
The Faculty motto, Pulchre, bene, recte, (in Latin, excellent, well, correct) reflects challenges to be faced. The Faculty aims at achieving excellence by combined best classical University traditions and benefits of modern technologies.
The Humanities’ activities cover three main areas:
1. Improved training in Humanities for students of engineering. Courses on philosophy, history, cultural studies, psychology, philology, language science, sociology, history and methodology of science are in the University’s curricula. Physical training, both practice and theory, is also the Faculty’s responsibility, compulsory for all the students.
2. Bachelor and Master degrees in Philology. The university offers Bachelor programs with majors in Translation and Translation Studies, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (at the Department of Foreign Languages), Advertising and Public Relations, Service and Cultural Studies (at the Department of Advertizing and Modern Communications) and Political Studies (at the Department of History and Philosophy). Since 2015 the University offers Master programs in Linguistics, Advertizing and Modern Communications and Political Studies.
3. Diversified scientific activities of the Faculty. In recent years the emphasis has been on founding scientific centers and laboratories, publishing of specialized scientific periodicals, organizing and holding both national and international conferences, research financed by Russian and international research funds.
Faculty of Humanities was founded in 1991 in order to improve the humanitarian education level of students of technical specialties and to disclose scientific and pedagogical potential of the teaching and scientific staff.
The newly-formed faculty included the Department of History, the Department of Philosophy, the Department of political economy and the new Department of theory and history of culture. All of them had their own organizational history. In 2001 the Department of Foreign languages joined the Faculty.
In 2001 it was decided that the Faculty will graduate its own students. During years 2002-2007 it offered graduation programs in Corporate management and Information service.
In October 2010 the Department of Oriental Languages was formed. In 2011, Scientific-Educational Center of the problems of philosophy, religion and culture, was founded.
As a result of formation, since 2013 the Faculty has included the following Departments:
- The Department of History and Philosophy;
- The Department of Advertising and Modern Communications;
- The Department of Foreign Languages;
- The Department of Physical Culture and Sports.
Training of qualified graduates and constant improvement of teachers’ professional competence is supported by the formation of institutional structures and mechanisms for the scientific activities of the Faculty. In recent years the emphasis has been made on the foundation of scientific centers and laboratories, publication of specialized scientific periodicals, organization and holding of national and international conferences, research financed by Russian and international scientific funds.
In 2011, Scientific-Educational Center of the problems of philosophy, religion and culture, was founded at SUAI. Since 2012 the director of the Center is the Head of the Faculty of Humanities of SUAI Konstantin Losev.
Since 2012 the Center has been publishing a specialized scientific journal «EINAI: Problems of philosophy and theology", which has been recognized as one of the most professionally refined and independent philosophical publications in Russia. The editor in chief is Associate Professor, PhD Alexander K. Sekatskiy.
Since 2013 the Department of History and Philosophy issues a scientific journal “Philosophy and Humanities in Information Society” on researches of modern information society viewed by Philosophy, Theory of Culture, History, Sociology, Psychology and Political Studies.
Since 2015 the Department of History and Philosophy has organized an annual scientific and practical conference “Philosophy and Culture of Information Society”.
Since 2015 the Department of Foreign Languages has organized a biyearly international workshop “Language, Music and Computing” attended by famous Russian and international researchers.
Many of the employees of the Faculty are the authors of numerous monographs, articles, translations and commentaries to translations of the classics in various fields of human knowledge and also are the organizers of scientific conferences, experts of scientific funds, members of dissertation councils and of Russian Academy of Sciences’ Departments.
The faculty supports and expands contacts with foreign universities, including the leading ones in various fields of science. In recent years, agreements have been made with many universities and their departments and laboratories, e.g. Stony Brook University (New York, USA), Department of Linguistics and Philosophy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, USA), Natural Language processing Group, Computer Science and ArtificiaI lntelligence Laboratory (CSAlL) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology , MIT, USA), University of Wolverhampton (UK), Manchester (UK), the Department of tests in English at Cambridge University, the Research Institute of Economics and Law of Kostanay (Kazakhstan) and others.
Training and public lectures given by foreign teachers for students of the Faculty of Humanities have been organized since 2014. Also international exchange and scholarships of students of the Faculty are implemented. The number of foreign students studying at the Faculty of Humanities has been increasing.
In October 2010 the Department of Oriental Languages was founded by virtue of cooperation of the Institute of International Educational Programs (IIEP) and the management of the Faculty of Humanities of SUAI with leading educational and scientific centers of China.
Each year Spartakiades in 17 sports are held in cooperation with the trade union committee, championship among employees of the University as well as regular basketball, football, ping-pong, badminton and other sports matches.