The Academics Department at the School of Public Administration is responsible for the coordination and development of the school’s academic work. The results of this work highlight one of the school’s key strengths – its multidisciplinary scope.
With each passing year, the school’s academic life develops and opens new horizons. This can be seen in the large number of publications produced each year. The school published 12 monographs and textbooks in 2013, and 19 such publications in both 2012 and 2011. A number of these works have gained wide recognition and are now recommended by the Ministry of Education for use in university curriculum.
Instructors of the School of Public Administration are increasingly engaging the international academic community. The number of publications in highly respected peer-reviewed English-language journals increased from 7 publications in 2011 to 25 publications in 2012.
In parallel, the number of conferences in which the school’s staff participates is also increasing. In 2011, 241 presentations were made at 152 conferences, including 26 international events. In 2012, the number of presentations increased to 326 at 170 conferences, 35 of which were international.
The School of Public Administration makes a substantial contribution to the preparation of young scholars. SPA has four dissertation councils which consider dissertation defenses in fields of study related to sociological, political, economic and historical sciences. In the period from 2009 to 2011, 5 doctoral dissertations and 30 candidate dissertations were defended each year.