On January 24, the seminar “Transformation of Humanities Education” was held at RSUH, dedicated to the role of the value-based approach in modern academic and educational practices. Presentations on the results of activities in the field of value-related development and spiritual and moral education of the individual were made by the heads of educational centers of RSUH.
The event was opened by Rector Bezborodov:
“Today, fifteen state tasks are being implemented at RSUH, covering a whole range of academic and educational fields. They have a wide geography and are dedicated to the formation of new educational programs from the point of view of value and semantic categories. Today we will discuss ways of interaction, enhancing the synergistic effect of joint work in these areas”.
A presentation was made by Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation, Academic Director of the Institute of Heritage and Modern Society of RSUH Valery Fadeev:
“The more educated people are, the more effectively they will be able to cope with the enormous challenges that the humanity faces today, the greater the chances that it will be possible to create a more equitable socio-cultural system. There are three institutions of knowledge. This is science, art and religion. And an educated person must be familiar with the language and methods of all three.”
Director of the Center “Ilyin Higher Political School” of RSUH, Dr. Dugin, presented a comparative analysis of the Western path of development and the traditional Russian model:
“There has been a catastrophic degradation in Western historical science. .... This is evidenced by gender problems, postmodernism, and ultra-liberalism. We can study the West, but not as the ultimate universal truth. We need to focus on our own Russian development model.”
Director of the Federal Center for Humanitarian Practices of RSUH, Dr. Pishchulin, focused on the significant role of humanities in such key areas as public administration and research: “It is impossible to solve state problems without humanities. This is the colossal importance of humanitarian literacy. A liberal arts education tunes up the intellectual apparatus. It gives those who possess it an understanding of how complex the answers are to many questions.”
Director of the Center for Consulting Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organizations “Knowledge Diplomacy” of RSUH, Dr. Kostin, spoke of a long work to build international interaction at the level of non-profit and educational structures of the BRICS+ countries:
“Last year we held more than twenty events with students, with youth organizations in Brazil, India and other countries. As part of the work of our Center 229 experts and 113 NGOs from 13 countries were involved in the activities. In 2024, it is planned to conduct research on “The Image of Russia in the Eyes of the Youth of the BRICS Countries” and “The Image of the BRICS Countries in the Eyes of Russian Youth”