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Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) is located in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It is locally known as Шинжлэх Ухаан Технологийн Их Сургууль. The work to provide academic education of engineering and technological professions commenced with a decree of the Ministerial Council of the Mongolian People’s Republic of 1959 and specialized courses of construction engineer and industrial engineer–economic were newly established at the National University of Mongolia, launching the development path of the MUST to this day.
Today, the MUST has grown into the biggest engineering and technological high education institution of Mongolia and a large center of science, technology and culture, consisting of 11 schools, business and engineering graduate level school, Kosen College of Technology, high school, four academic institutes, 46 training and research centers, with 18 ream of research professors, 20 thousand students, two thousand teachers and employees.
The university, awarded with the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, has proved itself as a ground-breaker and leader of the higher education of Mongolia with its various reform and changes, such as introduction of academic credit system, information system of university administration, organization of professors’ teams, system of online education – a starting point of becoming an open university the CDIO innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineer and receiving international accreditation of higher education on its institutions and programs.
Ochirbat Baatar and Ganbat Danaa have joined the Board and Executive Committee respectively as representative of MUST.
Lastly, it is worthy to note that MOOC and Mongolia have a long history, specifically “The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator” who made headline on The New York Times in 2013.