International public organization of assistance to construction education (ASV)
High educational level of citizens is one of the main factors providing growth of the social welfare, its ability to quickly integrate the achievements of scientific and technical progress into the daily practice, to make its own contribution to the social development. The Russian Federation has a quite high-powered education system: many people continue general and compulsory secondary education in the higher educational institutions located practically in all large cities of the country. At the same time, the development conditions of the construction education can be characterized as quite difficult. The formation of the market economy and the management decentralization fundamentally changed the traditional relations of the production and the educations which were formed over a many of decades. The role of the education quality maintenance is considerably assigned now to the International Association of the construction higher educational institutions and Educational and methodical association of the higher educational institutions of the Russian Federation in the construction field.
The International Association of Educational Civil Engineering Institutions of Construction is the public union in the system of the higher and additional professional education in the construction field.
The full name of the Association in English – International public organization "Association of Educational Civil Engineering Institutions", the acronym - "
President of the Association:
Pavel Akimov, DSc, Professor, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences
Honorary President of the Association:
Valery Telichenko, Honorary President of the National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences, DSc., professor.
General Director of the Association:
Taymuraz Kaytukov, PhD, Associate professor, Advisor of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences
Vice-Presidents of the Association:
Akymbek A. Abdykalykov, Rector of the Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture named after of N. Isanov, DSc., professor;
Rashit K. Nizamov, Rector of the Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering (KSUAE), DSc., professor, Advisor of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences
Executive Secretary of the Association:
Mikhail A. Slepnev, Associate professor of the National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, PhD, associated professor.
The Association purpose – integrating efforts and creative potential of members of higher educational institutions, research institutes, the enterprises and companies for solving the actual organizational, scientific and methodical, scientific and technical, economic and social problems connected with the improvement of the higher construction education and with the development of science, equipment and technology.
The Association’s main activities
The Association gives special consideration to the following problems:
– development and implementation in the educational process of the educational and methodical documentation which is specified the content of educational programs and the requirement to the qualification of higher educational institutions graduates;
– analysis and observation of the best practices of the organization and methodical supporting of the academic activity for education improvement. It takes into account the tendencies of development of science, equipment and technology and building sector requirements;
– definition of the perspective specializations and training profiles on construction specialities and the training courses; Preparation of the prepositions to change the nomenclature of specialities, courses, specializations and profiles;
– quality analysis of the educational programs content, qualifications of students and graduates by organizing the specialities contest, contest for the best student's scientific work, the contest of the degree projects and works;
– support of academic activities with textbooks (including interuniversity materials), manuals, reference and informative books, software;
– academic teaching staff further training, organizations of the thematic conferences, debates and seminars of the special disciplines heads of the departments;
The Association coordinates activity and establishes contacts with National Academies of Sciences, the international authority of state administration of staff training system, with profile international public organizations.
The Association structure
The highest executive board of Association is Congress. During the period between Congresses, the Association activities rules by it’s constantly operating governing body – the Association Board. Work of Board is headed by the President of Association. In the absence of the president, his duties are fulfilled by one of the Vice-Presidents.
The Association structure which includes now more than 150 higher educational institutions, is focused on a harmonious combination of the centralized and regional activity principles. There are 22 regional offices: 12 in the Russian Federation and 8 in CIS countries (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) for the actual tasks solution, for the maximum accounting of regional features, for the necessary examination. This type of management significantly conduces the maintenance of the Common Education Space in the former Soviet states. Regional offices function as part of leading architectural and construction higher educational institutions.
The Association structure also includes the Secretariat headed by the Executive secretary of Association, Educational and methodical Council for the qualification of bachelors, masters and specialists in the "Construction" direction, Educational and methodical Council for development of additional professional education, Council of vice rectors for scientific work, Educational and methodical Council for information systems and technologies in the construction field and also the educational and methodical commissions and scientific and methodical councils (collegiate authorities, which include leading experts, teachers, scientists from various higher educational institutions of the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States).