In accordance with the Decree of our Esteemed President, the structure of the Institute was confirmed. There are four faculties and one study centre at the Institute:
- The Faculty of International Relations;
-The Faculty of International Law;
- The Faculty of International Economic Relations;
- The Faculty of International Journalism
- The Study centre for preparation of administrative-technical staff.
It consists of six departments:
- The Department of International Relations and Diplomacy;
- The Department of International and Comparative Jurisprudence;
- The Department of International Economic Relations;
- The Department of Theory and Practice of Journalism;
- The Department of World Languages;
- The Department of Social Sciences.
The Institute trains highly educated specialists on International Relations, International Law, International Economic Relations and International Journalism.
DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE JURISPRUDENCE
The Department of International and Comparative Jurisprudence trains specialists in international law. Lecturers of the Department teach international law and national legislation not only students of this specialty, but also students of other specialties. Lecturers of this department are involved in conducting research work, writing dissertations on international law for the degree of candidate of sciences and prepare training manuals on the following disciplines: “International Sea Law,” “International Humanitarian Law,” “Study of Comparative Jurisprudence.”
Students majoring in international law participate in an annual competition. They performed well at the international competition called “A New Horizon” organized by the Academy of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus and in other competitions.
THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY
According to the academic schedule and curricula of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, which correspond to world standards, future diplomats are taught such subjects as “Principles of Neutral Policy of Turkmenistan”, “Theory of International Relations”, “Initiatives of Foreign Policy of Turkmenistan”, “Foundations of Diplomatic Service”, “Diplomatic Protocol and Diplomatic Ethics”, “Culture of Conducting International Negotiations”, “History of Foreign Countries and Law”, “International Organizations” etc.
One of the priority areas of research activities of the department is a deep study and scientific analysis of the theory and practice of Turkmenistan's foreign policy. Special materials and textbooks written by the lecturers of the Department provide students considerable assistance to learn the international initiatives of the Head of State as well as to improve analytical and research skills. The lecturers of the Department visit different prestigious diplomatic academies foreign countries in order to strengthen their particular academic experience. They also conduct researches on issues of international relations and economic development.
Tasks aimed to establish a unique system for training highly qualified specialists for diplomatic service, to provide state structures in the field of foreign policy and international relations with highly qualified specialists, to conduct scientific works on radical issues of development of international relations and to study challenges of present time were put before the professors and lecturers of the Institute.
Amangeldi Rahmanov, Doctor of historical sciences, Head of Department published textbooks “Foundations of Diplomatic Service”, “UN and its System.” At present, lecturers conduct research work on the Turkmen diplomacy. Amangeldi Rahmanov, the first permanent representative of Turkmenistan to the UN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Korea gives instructions to the young lecturers of the department.
THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS
The department of International Economic Relations is one of the leading departments of the Institute. As we know, after achieving independence the international economic relationship of Turkmenistan has been extended and many joint manufactures are being established, capital investment is growing up. In the ministries and other organizations of our country specialized economic structures are being created; therefore, highly educated specialists are in great demand. The main task of this department is to train economists of international level.
There are 8 lecturers at the department. In addition to educational work, they work on a scientific topic on “International Economic Relations of Turkmenistan.” They are actively involved in various scientific and practical conferences, prepare manuals, publish articles in newspapers and magazines and closely cooperate with radio and television. The Department runs a scientific centre titled “International Economist”. Young students are actively involved in it. The lecturers of the Department use interactive methods and multimedia equipment in technically equipped classrooms.
The lecturers of the Department prepare students for subject Olympiads on: “Economics,” “Ecology,” “Higher Mathematics,” “Modern Computer Technology,” in which students constantly take part and win prizes.
THE DEPARTMENT OF THEORY AND PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM
International Journalism is a new major which recently has been created in our country. At the future graduates working in the diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan abroad must truthfully inform about grandiose transformations of Independent Turkmenistan occurring in the Prosperous Epoch of the Powerful State and widely promote the unique culture of our people worldwide.
Lecturers of the Department have developed a series of lectures on basic disciplines of the specialty. All students majoring in international journalism, thanks to the efforts of the leaders of the Institute, cooperate with leading newspapers and magazines. Students have internship in the Department of International Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, the Central Editorial Publishing Agency and other creative associations. The Department's centre called “Young Journalist” operates at the appropriate level. Lecturers prepare textbooks and teaching aids on disciplines studied by students.
A training studio equipped for students majoring in International Journalism is intended for practicing theoretical knowledge, the development of creative abilities in practice, in particular, and for training methods of broadcasting, recording, and transmission, conducting interviews, editing, sounding and design. In this studio the educational editorial of the TV Channel “Yashlyk” regularly record TV programs devoted to topical issues of international relations and events of our country. Students majoring in this field are provided with classrooms equipped with specialized equipment of world-class such as training studios to prepare audio-video reports, computer graphics, photos and news. A small printing press, internet rooms are also at their disposal. Students are taught management programs in Turkmen and in foreign languages. Classrooms for editing, creating websites and a center for holding press conferences are at the disposal of students.
Teachers of the Department took part in workshops to train journalists and modernize the media in the era of new technologies, which were held in the United Kingdom, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey. Representatives of international organizations and departments of international journalism of reputable universities of foreign countries as well as leading experts of international news agencies give lectures and conduct work-shops on topical issues.
THE DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGES
It is impossible to imagine a highly qualified specialist in international affairs expect who doesn't know foreign languages. Nowadays knowledge of at least two or three foreign languages is prerequisite. The Department has been developed curricula for the 1-2 year students on the basis of general language proficiency and for students of the 3-5 year students by taking into account their future professional orientation. This increases the level of language training of future professionals. The students of the Institute study Russian, English and German as mandatory foreign languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian and French languages are elective.
Students learn foreign languages in language laboratories and synchronous translation classes equipped with the new modern multimedia equipment. The main purpose of this type of lessons organized in special classrooms is to improve speaking skills and work on proper pronunciation of students. Taking into consideration their future profession, all auditoriums are provided with necessary equipment for holding international negotiations, conferences, teaching peculiarities of interpretation and enriching vocabulary.
Lecturers of the department, along with teaching, are actively engaged in research work. A dissertation work for the degree of candidate of sciences has been prepared by senior lecturers on topics such us on “Methods of teaching of diplomatic terminology of the Russian language”, “Methods of teaching legal terms”, “Diplomatic terms in the Turkmen and English”. In order to further improve the methods of teaching foreign languages, the teachers of the department have been trained in the United States of America, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kyrgyzstan.
THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Lecturers of the Department of Social Sciences teach students History of Turkmenistan, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science as well as disciplines such as History of European and American Countries, History of Asia and Africa, Foreign Policy of Europe and America, Psychology, History of World Religions and others. Regular meetings with scientists of social sciences and humanities, an exchange of views help lecturers of the Department to enrich and strengthen knowledge in this field.
Under the guidance of lecturers of the department, students studying the historical past of the Turkmen state conduct research on diplomatic, trade and economic, military and political relations of our ancestors with the neighboring states. A number of students have won the competition on scientific works among students organized by the Youth Union of Turkmenistan named after Magtymguly as well as they were rewarded by honorary awards of the Esteemed President.
With the direct participation of lecturers of the Department curricula have been developed and books titled “World History” for 9, 10 and 11 form students of secondary schools have been published.
Lecturers of the department prepare students for the state subject Olympiads on the subject “History of Turkmenistan.” Lecturers are actively involved in the country's ongoing international scientific conferences. They had study and working visits to Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, China, Republic of Korea and Malaysia.