Khovd University

Brief history

October 1979: On the basis of resolution No. 1922/52 of the Ministers council of the People's Republic of Mongolia, the State Pedagogical Institute in Khovd province was opened in the provin¬cial center on October 1, 1979. The institute was the first state institute established in the Mongolian countryside. In the first academic year, the institute started training and research with 113 students and 13 teachers (3 doctors). The University consisted of 4 majors, including: Physics and Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology, History and Geogra¬phy and Mongolian language and literature.
June 1983: At this time 78 teachers graduated from 4 double-major departments. These majors included: Physics and Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology, History and Geogra¬phy and Mongolian language and literature.
1984-1986: "Ethnic and Cultural Development in Western Mongolia," under the super¬vision of Professor Nyambuu, was the first scientific project realized by professors and teachers of this institute.
October1989: The tenth anniversary of the establishment of the institute was celebrated. The institute con¬ducted training and research for 445 students with 18 teachers (6 doctors) in the academic year of 1989-1990 and trained 650 students in five majors, from 1983 to 1989.
September 1993: On the basis of order No. 1992/319 of the Ministry of Education, the institute was organized to be a branch institute in Khovd Province under the National University of Mongolia. It was the first branch institute of the National University of Mongolia in the countryside.
1995-1997: The "Altai-1: A study of the History, Ethnography and Folk Tales of Western Mongolia" project was implemented under the supervision of professors C.Badamkhatan and Kh.Sampildendev.
September 1996: The university established a master's degree program in cooperation with the National University of Mongolia.
June 1999: The institute received authority to independently run the master's programs. Permission was given to conduct a full-time master's programs in eight majors: Mongolian Language, Mongolian Literature, Russian, English, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, and Education.
June 1994 - June 1999: The institute received authority to establish undergraduate degree programs in the fields of Russian and English Languages, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Natural Science, Accounting, Linear Art, and Chinese Translation.
1994-1998: The research project "An Interdisciplinary Study of the Great Lakes Hollow" was implemented under the supervision of Professor K.Ulykpan.
October 1999: The institute celebrated its twentieth anniversary. During the 1999-2000 academic year, the university educated 1008 students in thirteen majors at the bachelor’s level and 41 students in 8 majors at the master’s level. The faculty consisted of 81 teachers (15 with doctoral degrees, 21 with master’s degrees). It prepared 1511 professionals with bachelor's degrees in 9 majors from 1983 to 1999.
December 1999: The institute was first accredited by the National Council of the Accreditation of Higher Education. A No. 12 accredita¬tion certificate with a five-year term was issued to the institute.
June 2000-June 2002: The institute was granted authority to administer bachelor degree programs in the majors of Law, Social Work and Eng¬lish Translation and in a correspondence course in Accounting.
May 2002: Permission to conduct short-term trainings in pedagogical education was granted to the institute.
2002-2005L The "Pasture Ecology Changes in Khovd province" project was implemented with the Plant and Landscape Institute of Greifswald University of Germany with the support of the "Wolkswagen" foundation. It was the first project to be implemented in cooperation with a foreign institution.
June 2003: Internet connectivity was established at the university.
June 2003: For the first time the university was authorized to award all levels of higher education. Khovd University received permission to administer bachelor's degree programs in the majors of Social Sciences and Legacy and Tourism and Japanese Language, full-time and correspondence master's program in History, a correspondence master's program in Mongolian Lan¬guage and Literature Criticism, Russian Language, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, and Educational Methodology, and full-time doctoral programs in Linguistics and Biology.
July 2004-2006: The "Oirat Study" project was implemented under the supervision of doctor Ts.Baasandorj in collaboration with the State Pedagogical University of Xian-gian, China.
July 2004: Permission was granted to the Institute to implement a bachelor's program inMongolian-German Languages, Po¬litical Science and Land Management.
July 2004: The university was granted independent sta¬tus as Khovd University under order No.2004/209 of the Minister of Education, Culture and Science.
June 2005: The university was accredited for the second time by The National Council of the Accreditation of Higher Education and the accreditation certificate No. 2/13 with a ten-year term was issued to the institute.
June 2005: Permission was granted to the university to administer a bachelor's program in Natural Science and Ecology.
September 2005: Khovd University established the administration of graduate studies.
2006: Joint projects were implemented with scientists of Russian Gorny-Altai Uni¬versity and Altai State University under the “ World of Central Asia" program with the support of the Russian Foundation of Humanities and the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
May 2007: Permission was given to conduct a bachelor's program in Computer Science and Korean Language and a doctoral program in History.
January 2008: The Internet Information Centre was established and all university computers were connected to the internet.
January and February 2008: The master plan for developing Khovd University between 2008-2015 was approved by the Boarding Committee and was set into implementation. Structural changes were made and the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and the School of Foreign Lan¬guages and Culture were established.
March 2008: The university was granted authority to offer bach¬elor's majors in Physics, Horticulture, Physical Education, and Primary Education and a doctor's degree in Physics. Research funded by the university has been implemented.
March-December 2008: The university established a language learning computer laboratory, a water research laboratory, a Health Center for training and public education and a field observation camp for the natural sciences. The Internet connection was upgraded to optic cable.
February 2009: Internet service was installed in the student dormitories.
February 2009: Scientific papers have been published in three journals: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Hu¬manities, Foreign Languages and Culture.

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