The Center for Communication Studies is
an independent research department of Volgograd State Pedagogical University. The main
aims of its activities are:
1. Investigation of interpersonal, group, public, and mass communication by VSPU faculty
and students. Our priorities include numerous contacts with Russian and foreign
colleagues and dissemination of scholarship through conferences, summer schools,
publications, and the Internet. The Center offers weekly seminars devoted to the issues
of Communication Theory and Intercultural Communication for post-graduate students.
2. Introduction of theoretical results into the practice of teaching, as well as the
work of educational, social, and other organizations. We are interested in the
cooperation with specialists from other fields, such as Pedagogy, Psychology,
Linguistics, Information Science, Physiology, Cultural Anthropology, etc. The creation
of temporary research teams aims at developing new courses, textbooks, article
collections, and other projects.