Горбунов Александр Павлович

Gorbunov Aleksandr Pavlovich

E-mail: gorbunov@pgu.ru
Phone: +7 (879-3) 400-505
Work experience: 38 years
Teaching experience: 35 years
Scientific and teaching experience: 35 years
Alexandr Pavlovich Gorbunov. Professor, Doctor of Economics, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Honored Worker of the Higher School of Russia, Vice-President of the Russian Union of Rectors, Chairman of the Council of the North Caucasus Federal District Rectors, Chairman of the Public Council of Pyatigorsk, Head of the Research Institute for the Development of social management and leadership, improvement of university management and the development of intellectual property - Pyatigorsk Research Center Povolzhye-Caucasus department of the State Academy of Science “Russian Academy of Education, chairman of the Council of the Regional Research Institute for the Development of Problems of Inter-Confessional Relations, Ethnopolitics and Ethnoculture in the South of Russia, the Chairman of the Editorial Board of Vestnik PGU - Scientific Journal, Professor of the Department of Creative-Innovative Management and Law, Academician of the Academy of Pedagogical and Social Sciences, Academician of the International Academy of Pedagogical Education, Academician of "Europe-Asia" International Humanitarian Academy.

A.P. Gorbunov was born on October 21, 1959, in Pyatigorsk. In 1976 he graduated with distinction from M.Y. Lermontov secondary school no. 1 with an in-depth study of the English language. The first sentry of Pioneer-Komsomol Post number 1 at the Fire of Eternal Glory in Pyatigorsk (1973). In 1975-1976 he was a secretary of the Komsomol committee at School.

In 1976 he entered and in 1981 graduated with distinction from the Department of English Language of Pyatigorsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages (since 1995 - Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University). In 1979 - 1981 he was Lenin scholarship holder.

From November 1978 to November 1982, A.P. Gorbunov, during his studies at the Institute, worked as secretary of the Komsomol Committee of the English Language Department. In his student years he actively participated in the movement of student construction teams in Stavropol Krai (1977 - 1982), including a participation in the construction of agro-industrial complex in Grachevsky district, the construction of a plastic plant in Budennovsk, the production of agricultural products at Georgievsk Cannery, the teams numbered several dozen and several hundred people.

After graduation in 1982-1984 he saw duty in the Armed Forces of the USSR in the Far Eastern Military District as an officer and sergeant, and also took reserve officers' courses there.

Since 1984, he has been working at teaching posts in PSPIFL (then - PSLU): an assistant, senior teacher, assistant professor, professor. In 1989 he defended his Ph.D. thesis in the Dissertation Council on Historical Sciences at Rostov State University, in 2014 defended his doctoral dissertation in the Dissertation Council on Economic Sciences at the North Ossetian State University. K.L. Khetagurov.

In 1992-1995 he was a dean of the Department of foreign students (more than 450 students from 51 countries of the world), since 1993 at the Translation Department. In the period from the end of 1995 to the beginning of 1998, he was a dean of the joint Department of Translation, Department of State and Municipal Administration, Department of Foreign Students. In 1998-1999 years he was a Deputy Head of the Department of Economic Disciplines for Organization of Teaching of Management Disciplines. In 2000-2001 he worked working as the dean of the Department of Translation.

From February 2001 to December 2005 - Vice-Rector for Scientific Work of the University, Chairman of the Editorial and Publishing Council of the University, Editor-in-Chief of the Vestnik PGLU (PSLU Reporter).

Since December 2005 A.P. Gorbunov has been the rector of PSLU. Chairman of the Editorial and Publishing Board of the scientific journal Vestnik PGLU, chairman of the Regional Training and Methodological Center (RTMC) on linguistic education in the South of Russia.

From 1999 to December 2009 he was a deputy head of the Department of Management, Political Science and Sociology in the section of management and law, from December 2009 to January 2011 - Head of the Department of Innovation, Management and Law of PSLU, since February 2011 till present - Professor at the chair of Innovation, Management and Law, (since July 1, 2012 - Chair of Creative and Innovative Management and Law).

Academic degrees: Candidate of Historical Sciences (1989), Doctor of Economic Sciences (2014). Academic ranks: Associate Professor at the Department of National and Foreign History (1994), Professor at the Department of Management, Political Science and Sociology (2003).

Since January 2006 he has been an active member (academician) of the Academy of Pedagogical and Social Sciences. In March 2008, A.P. Gorbunov was elected an active member (academician) of the International Academy of Pedagogical Education. Since November 2008 he has been an active member (academician) of Europe-Asia International Humanitarian Academy.

During his work at the university, he worked out 12 lecture courses in various academic disciplines: organization theory, Russian and foreign history, Higher School problems study, economic theory, university management, innovative economy, including 8 academic and 16 academic-methodical aids, 13 monographs including textbooks on “History of Western European Countries” (1998), “Fundamentals of a Social Management” (1999), “Local Self-Government” (2009), with the reference marks of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, monographs “The Russian Higher School under the Influence of Social Change (late 1970s - the beginning of the 21st century)”, “Reforming of State and Society in the USSR and Russia at the end of 20th - beginning of the 21st century: historical experience and lessons”, “Formation and Implementation of Creative and Innovative Potential of the Russian Higher School” (2013), “System dynamics of higher education - the basic factor of innovative transformation of the Russian economy” (2014), “Integrational transformational (creative-innovative) methodology as a universal sense-based tool, adequate to the essence of a new era” (2015), "From the boundedness of postmodernism and post-neoclassicism to the latest integrational transforming methodology" (2015), “Informatization of Social Management and Prospects of Innovative University Formation in Russia” (2016), “Super(trans)-essence of Labor and Evolution of Types of Values which it Creates. From Wage Labor and Financial Capital to the Transformational Self-active Superlabor and Supercapital” (2017), “Social and Transformational Super-Alternative (Super-Perspective) for Russia and Whole Humanity as a Successful Super-Exit from Underlying and Global Super-Crisis” (2018).

8 candidate theses were defended under the supervision of Professor A.P. Gorbunov.

At the initiative of A.P. Gorbunov and under his leadership PSLU has been moving from a traditional university to a creative innovative (transformative) university since 2006, introducing the most modern management approaches, improving the material base. The university is an actual center of languages and cultures diversity, a center of peacemaking, one of the outposts of the Russian statehood in the North Caucasus.

A.P. Gorbunov was a deputy chairman of the Political Council of the Stavropol regional branch of the United Russia political party (2009-2012).

A.P. Gorbunov is the chairman of the Public Council of Pyatigorsk, a member of the Council under the Governor of the Stavropol Krai on ethnic relations, a permanent member of the working group of the Council under the Plenipotentiary of the RF President in the North Caucasian Federal District on social and economic development of the North Caucasus Federal District and other public boards.

In November 2012, A.P. Gorbunov was unanimously elected to the post of Chairman of the Council of the North Caucasian Federal District Universities Rectors during the organizational meeting of rectors of higher educational institutions of the Council of Rectors of Higher Educational Establishments of the North Caucasus Federal District.

On July 10, 2014, during the work of the Congress of the Russian Council of Rectors, he was elected a member of the Council, Management Board, Presidium and the Vice-President of the Russian Union of Rectors.

Professor A.P. Gorbunov is recipient of Public Education Excellence award of the Russian Federation (1996), Honored Worker of Higher Professional Education (2006), he was awarded the Honorary Diploma of the Governor of the Stavropol Krai, State Duma of Stavropol Krai for promotion of social policy region, and years of diligent work (1999 ), The Ministry of Education of the Stavropol Territory, the head of Pyatigorsk, medals "200 years of the establishment of the resort region of Caucasian Mineral Waters", "For Service in the North Caucasus", "For Peace and Humanity in the Caucasus”, FNPR Badge For Collaboration", a gold medal of the Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia and a Diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia for his contribution to the implementation of the joint inter-university programs (April 19, 2012) and other awards.

A.P. Gorbunov is married, has one daughter. His wife Natalia Nikolaevna and his daughter Miroslava work as Assistant Professors at the Chair of Professional oriented English language at PSU. 

Awards and Gratitudes
  • The sign from the Central Committee of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League “For Outstanding Academic Achievement” (1976)
  • The sign from the Central Committee of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League “For active work in students' teams” (1981)
  • The I degree sign from the Central Committee of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League “Young Guard of XI five-year plan” (1984)
  • Certificates of Merit from the Central Committee of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League (1975, 1982)
  • Certificates of Merit from Stavropol Krai executive committee, trade-union council, All-Union Leninist Young Communist League committee, Pyatigorsk city committee, rectorate of the institute.
  • The sign “High-achiever of the Russian Federation” (1996)
  • Certificate of Honor from the Ministry of Education of Stavropol Krai for the merits in support of the social policy of the Krai, long-term responsible work (1999)
  • Certificate of Merit from the Governor of Stavropol Krai (2003)
  • Medal “The 200th anniversary of Caucasus Mineral Water resort region foundation” (2003)
  • Medal from the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia “100th Anniversary of Russian Trade-Unions” (2005)
  • Medal “For Service to Pyatigorsk” (on the 225th anniversary of Pyatigorsk, 2005)
  • The sign of “Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation” (2006)
  • Gold medal of “The Rose of the World” in the nomination of “Peacekeeper of the Planet” (2008)
  • Pin from the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia “For Cooperation” (2009)
  • Award “Preference of Stavropol Press” in the nomination of “Person of the Year-2009”, “Education” (2009)
  • Diploma of “Person of the Year 2009” for a personal contribution to Pyatigorsk development (2009)
  • Diploma of the Russian Agency of the Informational Society Development for a big contribution to the development of informational society in the Russian Federation (2009)
  • Order of the Acknowledgment (Decision of the Multisectoral Joined Committee on Awards, dated May 15, 2009)
  • Gold Medal of Peter the Great “For the Labor Merit” for selfless work in the interests of Russia (Decree of the Russian Public Commission no. 24, dated September 10, 2009)
  • Order “Community Spirit” for the 70th anniversary of PSLU (2009)
  • Medal “For Peace and Humanism in the Caucasus” (2009)
  • Letter of gratitude for a big fruitful work in the higher professional education, big contribution into the training of high-qualified specialists, and for the 50th birthday (Federal Agency on Education, order no. 12-01-08/103, dated October 20, 2009)
  • Medal “For the Service to North Caucasus”
  • Letter of gratitude from T.V. Yakovleva, State Duma Deputy, for active participation in the All-Russian Competition of Higher Professional Education facilities for the nomination of “Institution of Healthy Lifestyle” (2010)
  • Letter of gratitude for active participation in the development of entrepreneurial initiatives of the young people of Stavropol Krai and formation of the Youth OPORA RUSSIA (2010)
  • Commemorative medal “200th Anniversary of Abkhazia becoming a part of the Russian Empire”, as well as a commemorative medal “150th anniversary of K. Khetagurov” (2010).
  • A sign of “Scientist of the Year – 2010”
  • Medal for “230th Anniversary of Pyatigorsk”, and “Person of the Year 2010” award in the nomination of “Public Organizations” (2010)
  • Gold Medal of the Russian Fund of Peace “For a Peacekeeping and Charity Activity”, for a big contribution to the fund’s activity (2010)
  • Nominee of the National Tourism Award of Y. Senkevich in 2010, in the nomination of “For the Personal Contribution to the Development of Tourism Education” (2010)
  • Letter of gratitude from the organizers of the All-Russian project of United Russia party for cooperation within the framework of IT Breakthrough in Stavropol Krai implementation and high level of its participants' training (2010)
  • Gold Medal of the Ministry of the Armenian diaspora and a Certificate from the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Armenia for the contribution to the joint university programs (April 19, 2012)
  • Pin and a certificate of the honorary rank of “Honored Employee of the Higher School of the Russian Federation” (February 10, 2011).
  • Letter of gratitude from Feofilakt the Bishop of Pyatigorsk and Cherkessk for the organization of an international conference on “The Role of Poly-confessional Theological Education in Strengthening of Interreligious and Interethnic Harmony as an Important Aspect of Government and Spiritual Safety” (2012)
  • Letter of gratitude “For the Active Participation in the Election of the President of the Russian Federation (2012)
  • Certificate of Merit from the Federal Service of the Russian Federation on the Drug Traffic Control and cooperation with drug control bodies on the different tasks (2012)
  • Medal “210th anniversary of Caucasus Mineral Waters resort region” (2013)
  • Order “Silver Cross of Merit” from the President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski for the creation of the Center of Polish Language and Culture at PSLU (2013)
  • Commemorative medal “For 200th anniversary of Russian-Persian Peace Treaty” (2013)
  • Medal “For 200th anniversary of M.Y. Lermontov” (2014)
  • Certificate of merit from V.I. Matvienko, chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly, for long years of responsible work, organization and improvement of the educational process, significant contribution to the training of high-qualified specialists, and for 75th anniversary of the university (2014)
  • Gratitude from S.E. Naryshkin, Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for long years of responsible work, organization and improvement of the educational process, significant contribution to the training of high-qualified specialists and for 75th anniversary of the university (2014)
  • Commemorative medal “Marshall Vasiliy Chuykov” for a high professionalism and selfless work on organization of training of experts in the first psychological aid to people, and the 15th anniversary of the Center of the Emergency Psychological Aid at the Ministry of Civil Defense, Emergencies, and Disaster Control (order no. 361-K, dated September 1, 2014)
  • Letter of gratitude from V.P. Ivanov, director of the Federal Service on the Drug Control, for active participation and a big personal contribution to the formation of the anti-drug youth movement in the North Caucasus and effective interaction with drug control bodies (2014)
  • Certificate of merit from D.B. Abdurakhmanov, Chairman of the Chechen Republic Parliament, for great achievements in the development of humanitarian sciences, organization of training of high-qualified professional human resources for the Chechen Republic, and the 75th anniversary of PSLU (2014)
  • Letter of gratitude from S.A. Melikov, Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the North Caucasus Federal District, for the assistance in organization and negotiation of II Forum of Media of NCFD.
  • The gratitude of N.I. Kashurina, Chairwoman of the Stavropol Regional Department of the Association of Russian Lawyers, for a high professional level in the organization of teaching staff and students participating in the observation team “For clean elections” at the elections of Stavropol Krai governor on September 14, 2014.
  • Commemorative medal “XXII Winter Olympic Games and XI Winter Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi”, as well as the certificate of President V.V. Putin “For a significant contribution to the preparation and organization of XXII Winter Olympic and XI Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi” (2014)
  • Medal “For 235th anniversary of Pyatigorsk resort” (2015)
  • Medal from the Russian Orthodox Church “For the 1000th anniversary of the repose of St. Prince Vladimir” signed by His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill (2015)
  • Honorary rank of the Doctor of Sciences (Laurea honoris causa) of the Second University of Naples, Italy, for the activity in scientific, social, and political fields, with a special international and innovational significance (2015)
  • Gratitude from A.M. Gamidov, Chairman of the Dagestan Parliament “For the contribution to the training of Volunteers for “Derbent-2000” and strengthening of relations between Dagestan and Stavropol Krai youth” (2015)
  • Gratitude from S.B. Ivanov, head of the Russian President Administration, head of the organizing committee of the 70th Victory Day anniversary events “For the active participation in the organization of the events, devoted to the 70th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) Victory” (2015)
  • Certificate of honor from Y.B. Evkurov, head of the Ingushetia Republic “For the merits in scientific and pedagogic activity and a contribution to the high-qualified human resources training for the Republic of Ingushetia” (2016)
  • Anniversary medal “Guardian of Traditions” for 60th anniversary of the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University (2016)
  • Laureate diploma of the All-Russian Competition in the Field of Student Self-Organization Bodies “Active Students” in the nomination of “Rector of the Year”, signed by A.R. Savelova, Chairwoman of the Council of Prorectors for Academic Work of Russian Universities (2016)
  • Letter of gratitude from the Russian Federation President Administration “For Active Participation in Preparation and Organization of Mashuk-2016 North Caucasus Youth Forum, signed by O.E. Belaventseva, Plenipotentiary of the RF President in NCFD (2016)
  • Letter of gratitude from the International Islamic Mission - Centralized Religious Organization for cooperation and support in the implementation of the activities aimed at the strengthening of friendship between nations, preservation of interreligious peace and conciliation, neighborliness and mutual respect (2016)
  • Anniversary medal from the International Academy and World Artistic Committee “460 years with Russia” (2017)
  • Anniversary medal “XIX World Festival of Youth and Students 2017 in Sochi”
  • Certificate of Merit from the President of the Russian Federation for the contribution into preparation and organization of “XIX World Festival of Youth and Students 2017 in Sochi” (2018)
  • Gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin “For the merits in scientific and pedagogic activity and training of high-qualified specialists” (2019)
  • Gratitude from the State Duma of the Russian Federation “For a long-term fruitful work on educational process improvement, promotion of scientific and research activity, a big personal contribution to the development of friendship interethnic relations” (O.V. Timofeeva, Deputy Chairman of State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Member of the All-Russia People’s Front Central Staff, 2019). 
  • Gratitude from the Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on Education and Science “For a long-term responsible work in education and science, and celebrating the 80th anniversary of Pyatigorsk State University (V.A. Nikonov, Head of the Committee, 2019)
  • Letter of Gratitude from Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in North Caucasus Federal District “For a big personal contribution to the development of education in the North Caucasus Federal District, and celebrating the 80th anniversary of Pyatigorsk State University” (A.A. Matovnikov, Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in NCFD, 10/11/2019)
  • Letter of Gratitude from the Federal Agency on Youth of the Russian Federation (Rossmolodezh) “For contribution to the implementation of a youth policy of the Russian Federation and patriotic education of young people, a significant contribution to the development of student and youth organizations, and strengthening of international and interconfessional cooperation” (A.V. Bugaev, Head of the Federal Agency on Youth Affairs, 2019)
  • Medal “For service to Stavropol Krai” (2019)
  • Gratitude from Stavropol Regional Department of All-Russian Political Party of “United Russia” “For the active participation in the work of the regional department of All-Russian political party of “United Russia” for the benefit of Stavropol Krai (G.V. Yagubov, Secretary of Stavropol Regional Department of United Russia, V.V. Vladimirov, Governor of Stavropol Krai, 2019)
  • Honorary pin of the Stavropol Krai Committee on Nationalities and Cossackdom “For strengthening of Russian national unity in Stavropol Krai” (Committee Order no. 82/od, dated October 7, 2019)
  • Certificate of Honor from the Russian Trade-Union of Education “For the personal contribution into the strengthening of Russian Trade-Union of Education authority, its primary student organizations, high professionalism, and active citizenship on 100th anniversary of student trade-union movement” (G.I. Merkulova, Chairman of the Trade Union, October 15, 2019)
  • Certificate of Honor from the Election Committee of Stavropol Krai “For the contribution and a significant assistance in the organization and negotiation of elections in Stavropol Krai, provision of election committees’ activities, organization and negotiation of events aimed to raise the legal culture of electors and training of election organizers in Stavropol Krai, and for the 60th anniversary (E.V. Demiyanov, Chairman of Stavropol Krai Election Committee, 10/22/2019)
  • Certificate of Honor from Ingush Regional Department of All-Russian Social Organization “Association of Russian Lawyers” “For the big contribution to the development of higher education, training of high-qualified human resource of the Republic of Ingushetia, and for the 80th anniversary of Pyatigorsk State University (A.K. Gagiev, Chairman of Ingush Regional Department of the Association of Russian Lawyers, 2019)
  • Honorary Diploma of the Russian Youth Union “For a big contribution to the support and development of Russian Youth Union, strengthening of its authority on a regional level, assistance in projects and programs implementation in Stavropol Krai, and for the 80th anniversary of Pyatigorsk State University (P.P. Krasnorutskiy, Chairman of the Russian Youth Union, 2019)
  • II Degree Order “For service to Umma” from the Coordination Center of the North Caucasus Muslims (2019)
  • II Degree Medal “For the work for the benefit of Pyatigorsk Eparchy” from Pyatigorsk Eparchy of Russian Orthodox Church (2019).