The 5th All-Russian scientific conference of students and schoolchildren (with international participation) "Actual Problems of Social Development. Philosophical and Sociological research" was held by videoconference at the Higher School of Social Sciences, Humanities and International Communication. It took place on the basis of Philosophy and Sociology Department on April 16-17. Together with NArFU students, 40 people from 15 regions of Russia, as well as from Uzbekistan, attended the conference.
In his greetings to the participants, the Director of the Higher School of Social Sciences, Humanities and International Communication, Professor, Candidate of Political Science Alexandr Tamitskiy, noted that "the content of the conference is of continuing interest to domestic and foreign researchers. This is not only because of the fact that humanistic knowledge helps to understand and answer the eternal questions of human existence, but also supports the realization of specific social and state tasks. For example, search for the factors and causes of social problems, conflict resolution and managing human relations."
The conference included a total of six sections: "Philosophical categories and philosophical approaches", "Philosophical understanding of social phenomena and processes", "Political Philosophy", "Education, upbringing, socialization", "Social institutions and social spaces", "Social phenomena and processes" and a round table "Environmental behavior and thinking".
Bachelor and master students made reports of their researches, both fundamental and applied. Schoolchildren and first- and second-year students tried their hand at such a scientific conference format, new to them. All the reports were interesting, and some of them were followed by intense debates.
"I really liked everything. Friendly atmosphere, interesting reports and inquisitive participants. It was a pleasure to come and take part in such a conference", said participant Sofya Lyubomudrova from the Orel State Institute of Culture.
"As part of the conference, we took part in the round table "Environmental behavior and thinking". This topic concerns every person in varying degrees, because at present the environmental issue in the world is most acute. This conference has a significant impact on students and schoolchildren, because it made them reflect on their environmental impact. Of course, it should be pointed out that new information you receive is important, as well as the work of the participants done by them during the research, and their interest. All the participants actively took part in the discussion in line with the theme of a section, asked questions to the speakers and expressed their opinion and that's great", said the students attending the programme "Liberals Arts and Sciences".
Let us note that NArFU pays special attention to the topics discussed during the conference. The university conducts humanities research. Systematic work is carried out to train personnel in the field of sociology and philosophy. There is a dissertation committee that determines the acceptability of the dissertation in such areas as "Social philosophy" and "Social structure, social institutions and processes".
As a result of the conference, an electronic collection of scientific articles (RSCI-indexed) will be published.