MRSU, founded in 1957, is one of the top hundred and largest universities in Russia. There are 109 undergraduate and 93 postgraduate educational programs and 27 Academic Boards that issue PhD (Candidate) degrees. The total number of students is 24000 (including around 210 international students).
The university actively develops cooperation with universities in Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Finno-Ugric Countries and the USA. Each year over 200 people (staff members, students, lecturers) go abroad to improve the integration of the Russian educational system into the European educational space, to establish agreements with other foreign universities, to participate in international programs of academic mobility. The university also runs various international projects such as INTAS, TEMPUS-TACIS, and Lifelong: JEAN MONNET. In 2010 MRSU acquired the status of the National Research University along with 28 institutions of higher education in Russia.
MRSU developed the Information programme for 2012-2019. Its guidance document is the State Program of the RF “Information Society 2011-2020”. This programme for Information development of the University is signed and approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of RF on 09.07.2010. It states the complex development of the University in the field of IT and Information literacy.
The university arranges the classes for information skills competence which are part of the curricula and that are conducted by the University Library. The materials of this course can be used for the formation of information competence for under-graduate and post-graduate students and teaching personnel of the University. It provides the knowledge, skills and tools to work with the information acquired in the framework of any academic major and during the entire study period.
Dr. Natalia Burenina
Ogarev Mordovia State University
68 Bolshevistskaya Str., Saransk 430005, Republic of Mordovia, Russia