EDUCATIONAL-Research INSTITUTE OF PROBLEMS OF INFORMATION SOCIETY
DATE of establishment: January 2006
AREAS OF TRAINING:
6.030101 – SOCIOLOGY (B. of sociology, lecturer of the social and political Sciences);
– 8.03010101 – SOCIOLOGY (M. of Arts in sociology, teacher of social and political Sciences);
– 6.030201 – ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC relations (B. of advertising and public relations)
In ERI PIS considerable attention is paid to practical industrial and pedagogical training of the students. The Institute has established relationships with a database of practice: the College of communication and information, the Odessa city employment center, the Department of statistics in Odessa oblast, PJSC “Ukrtelecom”, Odessa Directorate UG PPS JSC “Ukrposhta”.
The Institute maintains scientific ties with the department of sociology in Kharkiv national University, faculty of sociology and psychology in Kyiv national University, Department of sociology, political science and social management of Zaporizhzhya national University.
THE FACULTY OF THE INSTITUTE
All teachers at the ERI PIS are highly qualified specialists in the sphere of sociological, political, linguistic, historical, philosophical and legal Sciences and have a lot of experience, regularly attend refresher courses at leading educational institutions of Ukraine. It is conducted successful personnel policy, which aims at bringing to the qualifications of teachers who have a degree in social Sciences and mass communications. Now the Institute employs 5 teachers who have the scientific degree of candidate of sociological Sciences (PhD), doctor of political and social Sciences, candidates of Philology (PhD), law and philosophy.
The Perspective plan of scientific and research work of teachers requires their continued participation in state budget research departments of political science and sociology, linguistic training. At the Academy a printing center for the publication of scientific and methodical literature operates, where 30 000 prints are made per year, which gives real perspective to provide sociology students with the necessary educational benefits in sufficient quantity, and also in the scientific-methodical seminars of departments.
The priority direction of scientific-methodological work remains the problem of improving the educational process and developing of the efficiency of training of students and the improvement of scientific and methodical level of teachers.
SCIENTIFIC AND METHODOLOGICAL SUPPORT OF THE INSTITUTE
Educational process is carried out according to the curricula and educational programmes developed by the Department of sociology and political science. The Work programmes for each discipline are updated annually and approved by the scientific Council of the Academy n.a. O. S. Popov. Developed schedules of educational process for each individual group, is also carried out continuous monitoring of the implementation of the academic plan and work programs.
Constantly it has being improved the system of diagnostics of quality of knowledge, developed and published control and independent work on the main subject disciplines, as well as test tasks.
At the Institute the Center for the study of problems of information society operates, whose activities are related to scientific sociological research, public opinion surveys, presentations, training areas as internal University problems, and social problems of development of the region.
At the applies sociological laboratory, students have the opportunity to improve their competence of the methods and techniques of applied social research.
The students are required to conduct monitoring studies on improving efficiency of the educational process in the Academy, healthy lifestyle of the students of the Academy, on the issues of awareness of the students about life-threatening infectious diseases, problems of professional self-determination of today’s youth.
The Institute maintains scientific ties with the school of sociology in Kharkiv national University, the faculty of sociology and psychology in Kyiv national University, Department of sociology, political science and social management of Zaporizhzhya national University, International Institute of journalism in Lviv national University and other leading UNIVERSITIES of Ukraine.
Considerable attention is paid to practical industrial and pedagogical training of the students. The Institute has established relationships with a database of practice: the College of communication and information, the Odessa city employment center, the Department of statistics in Odessa oblast, PJSC “Ukrtelecom”, Odessa Directorate UG PPS JSC “Ukrposhta”.
ORGANIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROCESS IN ERI PIS
The most important characteristics of the educational process at the Institute of problems of information society are creativity and innovation.
First, the needs of the students and teachers are set up means of Informatization: works digital library, computer labs with free Internet access, all the student residences also have access to a worldwide network. At the Academy a WI-FI zone (wireless Internet) operates that enables students and teachers of the Academy significantly improve the quality of research search and their educational communications.
Secondly, teachers and students have the opportunity to obtain individual advice on-line, which contributes to the improvement of the educational process and the effectiveness of training.
The syllabus combines theoretical and practical training. The students study a wide range of humanitarian and special economic disciplines. They receive basic training in Philology, political science, psychology, law, mathematics, economic theory, management, marketing. Considerable attention is paid to the study of the cycle of special disciplines (rhetoric, sociology of management, economic sociology, sociology of public opinion), practical skills are formed as part of a cycle of studies at the psychological, sociological workshop, workshop, promotional activities, etc.
Today modules teaching courses are built with the primary focus on the training of a skilled sociologist and specialist of advertising and public relations. This is due to the actual situation at the labour market not only in the Odessa region and in Ukraine in general.
Considerable attention is paid to practical industrial and pedagogical training of students. The Institute has established relationships with a database of practice: the College of communication and information, the Odessa city employment center, the Department of statistics in Odessa oblast, PJSC “Ukrtelecom”, Odessa Directorate UG PPS JSC “Ukrposhta”.
The Institute is successfully increasing the library Fund of the Social and Humanities Sciences. So, students have access to e-library where there are the classic and the latest scientific publications, almost all periodicals in sociology of mass communications, political science and law. At the Academy a printing center for the publication of scientific and methodical literature operates, the performance of which 30 000 prints per year, which gives real perspective to provide the students with the necessary textbooks in sufficient quantity.
CAREER PROSPECTS of GRADUATES
Graduates Of The Institute can work in the structures of state and municipal management, consulting firms, marketing departments, human services, cultural institutions, media, PR agencies and advertising firms in the bodies of social protection of the population, centers that study public opinion and social issues, in educational institutions of different level, as teachers of social-humanitarian disciplines.
The most promising areas of application of professional knowledge of social scientists currently are marketing research, advertising and PR. Fundamental and, at the same time, universal education allows graduates of the Academy n. a. O. S. Popov to make a successful career.