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.
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.
Representatives on Board & Executive Committee
President of Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mongolia
Board member, Global MOOC Alliance
Prof. Ochirbat holds a Matematician Diploma (1994) from the National University of Mongolia and PhD in System Dynamics and Computer Sciences (2002) from MUST. He worked as Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria in 2009.
Prof. Ochirbat’s academic career with MUST began with his position of Lecturer and Head of the Department of Mathematics (1997-2006). From 2006 to 2011, he was Dean of the Computer Science and Management School at MUST. Then he became the Vice-President on Research and Technology of MUST (2011-2013). In 2013, Prof. Ochirbat was appointed as the President of MUST.
He has published more than 20 textbooks and study guides. He has published more than 50 articles and papers in research field of System Theory, System Dynamics Methods, Dynamic Modelling of Ecological and Economical Systems, Applied Mathematics, Open Education, Engineering Higher Education and Management.
Director of the Open Education Center, Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Executive Committee member, Global MOOC Alliance
Professor Ganbat is the Director of Open Education Center at Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST). Open Education Center was established in 2019 to develop and implement open education, blended learning and ICT technology in education and training processes in MUST. OEC aims to develop Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Open Educational Resources (OER) and online platforms in education in Mongolia.
Professor Ganbat is specialized in Mechanical Engineering, he received his Master’s degree from MUST in 1999, PhD degree from Bauman Moscow State Technical University of Russia in 2008. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher and Visiting Professor at Kyung Hee University of Korea from 2011-2015. Prof.Ganbat has been working in MUST for over 20 years, in various positions as Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor, Head of the Chairships of “Mechanical Materials”, Head of the Department of the Technical Mechanics, and the Deputy Director of the OEC.
Research Interests: Mechanics of Materials; Biomechanics; Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Engineering (CAD/CAE); Finite Element Analysis and Numerical Methods for Engineering; OER, MOOC and Active Learning Development for Engineering Education.