Department of Information Systems

Address: 03041, Kyiv-041, 15, Heroiv Oborony st. National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. Information Systems Department: Building 16, room 234, 205.

Tel.: (044) 527-86-07

E-mail: [email protected]

Head of Department:
Mykhailo Z. Shvydenko

PhD in Economics, Honored Professor of NULES of Ukraine, Academician of the International Informatization Academy

 

Department of Information Systems was established in 1997. Since its foundation it has been headed by PhD in Economics, Honored Professor of NULES of Ukraine, Academician of the International Informatization Academy Mykhailo Z. Shvydenko.

The main goal of the Department’s activities is to train specialists who will provide the development and implementation of information systems and computing technologies in agroindustrial complex (AIC). Department trains students in the fields of "Management" (specialty: "Management of organisations", "Management of foreign economic activity") and "Economy of enterprise" (specialty: "Accounting and Audit", "Finance", "Economy of enterprise", "Marketing" , "Economic cybernetics").

Teaching staff of Information Systems Department is working on ways to improve the teaching methods using the elements of distance learning in the educational process. The Department is in the constant process of enhancement of material and methodological basis and initiates new courses that meet international requirements. It was first among agricultural universities in Ukraine to introduce of distance learning in the educational process. The Department actively conducted seminars at various levels, created electronic textbooks, performed educational activities for introduction of distance learning as an effective way to implement the citizens' rights for education more completely. The Department, headed by M. Shvydenko, first adapted the international distance learning system Moodle into Ukrainian language, and now it is used effectively in the university`s educational process. Through the efforts of the Department the website of e-learning courses was developed, based on the Moodle platform, with Internet access for students of full-time and distance learning; the program of teachers training was developed using information-communicational technologies in the educational process. Also, teachers of the Department continuously produce manuals, methodological developments, monographs and scientific articles.

The main research areas of the Department are the following: the information systems development for supporting management of agricultural production in decision making, usage of Internet technologies in agricultural management, economic-mathematical forecasting of agricultural industries development, creation and implementation of computer technologies in educational process, incipience of information society. The Department conducts fruitful research work, including orders of state governmental bodies, and the obtained research results have innovative direction. One of the main results was the establishment and introduction of dataware system for agriculture based on Internet technologies. This system is based on the specifically created Internet portal "The agricultural sector of Ukraine", which is unique for Ukraine, universal and comprehensive resource of information provision to meet the needs of agricultural producers, commercial structures, advisory services, researchers, teachers, students and the general users public in reference, technical, technological, economic, marketing and the other agricultural information. Functioning of this system is a real contribution to the realization of human rights and especially the rural population in Ukraine providing free access to the related information.

Research results of Information Systems Department are permanently displayed at the international exhibitions, where they get approving reviews and appropriate recognition. In particular, at the XXIV International Agricultural Exhibition "Agro-2012" Department’s developments were awarded with a gold medal and diplomas.

Faculty members of the Department are actively involved in cooperation with foreign organizations and universities. For several years they conducted very extensive work for the successful execution of the contract between the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and FAO UN to develop the National agricultural information strategy. Developed Strategy of AIC and rural population informational support by 2015 is actively implemented and used by experts. With FAO support, the lecturers of the Department established an academic distance course "Information Resources Management" (IMARK) for using in the CIS countries. Also an effective cooperation with the Embassies of France and Germany in Ukraine was conducted for the development of national information support of the agricultural sector and its integration into the global informational space. In 2010, the French government awarded the head of the Department M. Shvydenko with the Order of Agricultural merit. Currently, the Department actively collaborates with the University of Nebraska (USA) on the creation of the electronic extension system in Ukraine.

Teachers of the Department constantly make presentations at international scientific conferences. In recent years, the Department conducted seven international and national conferences.

 

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