International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) is a Worldwide professional organisation which has almost 2000 of active members representing media companies and universities of France, Spain, Germany, India, Turkey, Czech Republic, Russia and other countries, among which there are more than 80 supervisors and mentors of profile sections and working groups, 30 members of the International Council, five members of executive authorities and representatives of various committees and target groups. SUSU’s Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities got an offer from the IAMCR board to cooperate in the sphere of media and communication research, including the interdisciplinary ones.
“We got interested in this offer,” says Director of ISSH, Doctor of Sciences (Philology), Professor Elena Ponomareva. “Cooperation with IAMCR complies with strategic directions of the university’s development as well as with objectives for enhancement of its competitiveness in the international scientific and educational space. Within its online and offline discussions, the Association brings together leading researchers and practitioners of the world’s media sphere and ensures their interaction. In my opinion, the Association’s work is very interesting: holding conferences, acknowledging outstanding works, and managing series of publications. We hope that this will favour for a boost in publication activity of scientists and academics of our Institute.”
Next scheduled IAMCR Conference is to be held in summer of 2019 in Madrid. SUSU’s Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities is going to take part in it. The Conference is targeted at studying the role of information and communication technologies for support or violation of human rights, as well as at an interlink of media literacy and social integration in the modern social and political life. Representatives of SUSU ISSH, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Doctor of Sciences (Philology), Liudmila Shesterkina and a lecturer of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Head of the Press Office at the Marketing and Strategic Communications Department, Olga Vazhenina, offered Organisational Committee of the IAMCR Conference to consider the issues of digital media space as a motivator for society humanization – a scientific problem that is a foundation of strategic scientific development of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.