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PLEKHANOVRussian University
of Economics

Founded in 1907

Development and implementation of programs and projects in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) and the information society to form future human capital

Basic Department of the Institute of the Information Society of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (formerly the Base Chair of the Information Society Development of the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI)) was established by the decision of the Academic Council and has been operating from September 1st, 2009.

The Basic Department conducts educational, methodical and research work in the following areas of education: "Applied Informatics" (profile "Engineering of Enterprises and Information Systems", "Applied Informatics in Management", "Corporate Information Systems"), "Information Systems and Technologies of Corporate Governance", "Consulting in the field of Informatization of Enterprises and Organizations" and "Business Informatics" (profile "Management of IT-Infrastructure of Enterprise").

The lecturers of the Department are leading experts of the Institute of the Information Society. They have developed educational materials and curricula for the following disciplines:

  • History of Informatics and Information Society Development
  • Information Society and Issues of Applied Informatics
  • Theoretical Foundations of the Information Society Development
  • Information Society Development

Classes are conducted in a way that allows building an uninterrupted educational process and include the material necessary for the needs of the state and business.

Main areas of research of the Basic Department:

  • Information society
  • Modern issues of applied informatics
  • Integration of the Russian Federation in the global information society
  • Electronic government
  • Modern communication and information markets

On the base of the Department young specialists are given the opportunity to get acquainted with the latest achievements in the information society development, as well as the practical aspects of using information and communication technologies at the present stage, which helps students to make the right choice of goals and ways of their development when studying at the university.