Academy of the Social Administration Moscow
HISTORY OF ASOU
Moscow Regional Institute of Supplementary Professional Education for Teachers being renamed into Moscow Regional Institute of Advanced Training for Teachers and later on into Pedagogical Academy of Post-Graduate Education was established in 1930.
The Academy of Public Administration is the inheritor of the above-mentioned harbingers. ASOU, which, in Russian, stands for the Academy of Public Administration, was founded on September 06, 2004 by the decree of Moscow Region’s Governor Boris Gromov. The necessity of its creation was caused by the demand for highly-skilled staff aimed at social process management and need for scientific teachers’ training of Moscow Region.
The Academy is a state institution of higher professional education in Moscow Region performing educational, cultural and scientific activities secondary, higher education as well as additional professional education.
From the outset ASOU was intended to become a unique academic research and education center. It quickly became Moscow Region’s leading training institution, with ASOU professors making a major contribution across the fields of teaching and upbringing. Additionally, it took a position at the forefront of scientific endeavor, with the establishment of 5 renowned scientific research and methods centers, 9 scientific practical centers , 40 chairs and departments, and as the workplace of many outstanding Russian scientists including 304 State Doctors of Philosophy and 58 members of different scientific academies.
The range of academic disciplines being offered is constantly expanding, with new departments and scientific centers.
Founded as an academy to forge professionals for regional needs, ASOU has today become a unique regional humanities center with a reputation for scientific excellence.
The Academia’s founder is The Moscow Region Ministry of Education.
Lidya Antonova, Doctor of Pedagogics, Alexander Asmolov, Doctor of Psychology and Vyacheslav Ivannikov, Doctor of Psychology have become the inspirers for the Academy’s foundation.
Every year ASOU accepts new students, from many regions of the Russian Federation. Students from C.I.S. (Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Ukraine) are also studying at the moment.
We are successfully developing our international cooperation with the educational institutions around the world being deeply interested in mutually-beneficial activity and in membership in various international associations and unions.