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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 in engineering and technological professions commenced with a decree of the Ministerial Council of the Mongolian People’s Republic of 1959, and specialized courses in construction engineer and industrial engineering–economics 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 in Mongolia and a large center of science, technology, and culture, consisting of 11 schools, business, and engineering graduate-level schools, Kosen College of Technology, high school, four academic institutes, 46 training, and research centers, with 18 reams 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 higher education in Mongolia with its various reform and changes, such as the introduction of the academic credit system, the information system of the 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.
Lastly, it is worth noting that MOOCs and Mongolia have a long history, specifically “The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator,” which made headlines in The New York Times in 2013.