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The mission of the University in the conditions of a multicultural region

K.V. Vodenko, С.С. Черных, Е.В. Сусименко
80,00 Р

UDC 316:378          


K.V. Vodenko is Doctor of Philosophy, Prof., Head of the Department of Social and Humanitarian Sciences, e-mail:; S.S. Chernykh is Doctor of Philosophy, Ass. Prof., Prof. of the Department of Social and Humanitarian, e-mail:; E.V. Susimenko, Doctor of Philosophy, Prof., Head of the Department of Foreign Languages, e-mail:

All at Platov South Russian State Polytechnic University (NPI).


The main goal of the presented article is to explicate the capabilities of a modern university to effectively pursue social policy in a multicultural region. The article examines the educational trends of recent years related to public demand and opportunities for the implementation of the third mission of the university. In this regard, attitudes towards communication, the practice of intellectual leisure and the active participation of universities in the creation of information networks were identified as the main educational trends. The article provides a description of socio-cultural markers that make it possible to speak with confidence about the criteria for identifying multicultural regions typical for Russia. The authors of the article draw attention to the need for universities to more actively participate in the formation of regional identities in order to ensure the cultural security of the country's residents. In conclusion, the article concludes that universities have a high potential to act as a resource for cultural stabilization and socialization in a multicultural region, that is, together with the state and civil society institutions, to implement programs aimed at harmonizing interethnic relations.

Key words: the third mission of the university, a multicultural region, regional identity, cultural security, prospects for the development of modern education, cultural policy, problems of regionalization.




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