Mission and Strategy 2020–2025
This is an online space to present the MCU’s new strategy: its context, concept and projects
Moscow City University is a young and rapidly growing university comprising 12 institutes, 20 research laboratories, 6 colleges, and a school. MCU has departments in Zelenograd and Samara.
NEW STRATEGIC CHALLENGES
Over the past few years, the Government of Moscow has been working to transform Moscow into an international, intellectual, financial, technological, and cultural center. Such megaprojects as the development of the urban transportation system, introducing digital services to the citizens, “The Moscow Electronic School”, “My documents”, “Active Ageing” transform the customary spheres of urban life and infrastructures.
The ongoing changes include more than just construction of new roads and street repairs, automating the workflow of the city’s services and establishing a single-window system for public queries, digitizing schools and creating comfortable learning environments. The projects delivered under the strategy “Moscow – the Global City” are changing people’s lives.
The main asset of a global city is its citizens and their potential.
To create and disseminate new social and humanitarian practices for the city of the world and the world of cities.
University redefines its teaching potential and becomes involved in the development of the global city creating new purposes that are concurrently very inherent for MCU. It is only natural that the new practices of developing human potential emerge in such a special city of the world as Moscow. Therefore the mission of Moscow City University is to be a university for the globalized city.
The strategy is developed using the project-based approach. It is built upon the clusters of projects aimed at the university’s developement. Each project is focused on one of the current trends or challenges for the cities’ and the world’s transformation.
PROJECTS FOR CITIZENS
These projects are aimed to develop an open learning and research space at the university. They strengthen the integration of the university with urban megaprojects and contribute to the initiatives of boosting the learning and socio-cultural potential of the city.
- University for the city: advanced urban studies
- Development of student startup infrastructure
- Urban hub for lifelong learning
PROJECTS FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGES
These projects transform the existing mechanisms of the university. They ensure the current competitiveness within the basic policies of teaching and research. New organizational patterns and business processes emerge as the result of these projects.
- Implementing the ‘Liberal Arts in Education’ model and practices
- Development and implementation of the research protocol
- Digital Campus
PROJECTS FOR FRONTIERS
These projects shape new strategic academic units (SAUs) – spaces for developing new teaching, research and management practices. By introducing new models, SAUs serve as a common asset enabling the university to reinvent itself.
- Institute of Digital Education
- Campus as mechanism for transformation
- Pre-university vocational education
These projects provide an understanding of the productivity and efficiency of the university’s activities. They are aimed at developing management mechanisms based on data and connectedness with the environment.
- Creating the Alumni Society
- Implementing certification and competence assessment systems