MONGOLIAN STUDIES IN MONGOLIA (brief introduction) Prof. J.Bat-IreeduiThe Institute for Mongolian Studies National University of Mongolia
Introduction• The Mongolian Studies in Mongolia mainly runs its operations in relation with the state owned public schools such as the National University of Mongolia, the Mongolian Science Academy and the University of Education. Independent studies are also being done at private schools, namely Ikh Zasag, Otgon Tenger, Orkhon, Shikhi Hutag, Chinggis Khaan and Ulaanbaatar University etc.
Mongolian Studies• Furthermore, there are many Mongolian and foreign non-government organizations working on Mongolian studies. For example, Mongolian organizations include the International Association of Mongolian Studies, its secretarial office, the National Mongolian Studies Association and the Mongolian Tradition Academy, whereas international organizations include the American Mongolian Studies Centre, the Mongolian Studies Centre at the Ulaanbaatar University and the Anton Mostert Mongolian Studies Center.
About NUM• NUM established in 1942, the first higher education institution of the country was the source of other universities in Mongolia, we will celebrate 70 years anniversary next year.• To become one of the world’s renowned universities is the goal that our community is aiming for. Research projects on Mongolian studies, biotechnology, information technology and new material technology are the most attractive area for the joint cooperation.• Монгол судлал бол МУИС-ийн судалгааны тэргүүлэх чиглэл мөн гэж МУИС-ийг 2020 хүртэл хөгжүүлэх the strategic plan д заасан.
School of Mongolian Language and Culture 1945• The School of Mongolian Language and culture is one of the oldest faculties at the NUM• There are almost 100 faculty numbers, 1033 students, 900 undergraduate and 133 graduates.• Published as part of the first academic research paper of the NUM in 1946, the first 2 articles dedicated to Mongolian studies were the initials of the school academic research.
Institute for Mongolian Studies• The Institute for Mongolian Studies founded in 2000 as Center of Mongolian Studies (CMS),, is designed basically to facilitate the Mongolian studies at the NUM and its activities are directed to coordinate the scientific and research works being conducted at the departments and units on the aspects of Mongolian studies, to provide an exchange of information and to introduce and distribute the best works to the Mongolian studies community both within and out of Mongolia.
Mongolian Academy of Science• There are 3 main research institute are Mongolian History, Philology, International Studies, and Archeology.• Institute of Philology will celebrate 90 years anniversary this year.• Institute of History is very active for last years.
Institute of History• The Institute established combined with Institute of Sutra and Letters in 1921 but Unit of History founded in1924 and responsible of history studies in Academy• 1930 онд Судар бичгийн хүрээлэнг Шинжлэх ухааны хүрээлэн болгон өргөтгөснөөр 1935 онд Түүхийн кабинетыг өргөжүүлэн Түүх судлах тасаг болгосон нь эх орны түүх судлалын ажлыг урагшлуулах чухал алхам болов.
History 2• In 1960 their called as Place for Study History, from 1961 Institute of History in Mongolian Academy of Sciences.• There are different branches as Institute of Oriental Studies in1976, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology in 1977, Center of Turkish and Kazakh Studies in 1999, Institute of Archeology in 2002
Branches at Institute for History• Ancient Mongolian History Studies• History of Middle age• Mongolian History in Chin Dynasty period• Mongolian History in 17-20th century• Modern Mongolian History• Ethnology and Social Anthropology Studies• Information Center for Historical Documents
Institute of Mongolian language and literature• ЭРХЭМ ЗОРИЛГО: Монгол хэл, утга соёлын судлалыг олон улсын монгол судлалын төвшинд хүргэнэ.• ТЭРГҮҮЛЭХ ЧИГЛЭЛ:• Хэл шинжлэлийн салбар:• “МОНГОЛ ХЭЛНИЙ БҮТЭЦ, ТОГТОЛЦОО, ХЭВ ШИНЖИЙН СУДАЛГАА”• Утга зохиолын салбар:• “МОНГОЛ АМАН БА БИЧГИЙН УТГА ЗОХИОЛЫН ТУУРВИЛ ЗҮЙН СУДАЛГАА”
Brief history of IMLL• Named as “DUUN UHAANII TASAG” next to Institute for Sutra and Letters” in 1921, “Хэл бичгийн кабинет” from 1930, from 1957 “Хэл бичиг утга зохиол судлах газар”, from 1961 “Хэл Зохиолын Хүрээлэн”• Main 4 Sections inc “Linguistics”, “Literature” “Applied Linguistics”, “Tibetan Studies”, Center for Altaic Studies”, “Center for Secret History of Mongolia”, laboratory of Folklore and Mongolian Dialect”, and Home Museum for Academician Ts.,Damdinsuren
Most valuable books• “Mongolian Words Dictionary” (1927), “Secret History of Mongolia” (1947), “100 novels of Ancient Mongolian Literature” (1959), “Mongolian Grammar Books (4 volume. 1964, 1966, 1967), “Dictionary of Mongolian Language” (1966), “Basics about Mongolian Literature” (3 volume. 1957, 1972, 1976), “Russian-Mongolian terminology” (I-III volume. 1965, 1970, 1979), “History of Modern Mongolian Literature” (3 volumes. 1985, 1989, 1997), “Mongolian-Russian Dictionary” (4 volume, 2001- 2003), “Mongolian Language Dictionary” (5 volumes, 2008) etc.
Most published popular journals• “Mongol studies” (13 volumes),• “Language and Literature” (24 volumes),• “Folklore Studies” (28 volumes),• “Monument Studies” (24 volumes),• “Series of Mongolian Folklore” (34 volumes),• “Mongolian Linguistics” (9 volumes),• “Terminology” (9 volumes),• “Literature Studies” (11 volumes),• “Altaic Studies” (4 volumes),• “20th century Mongolian writers” (66 volumes)
Field work in country• 1. Institute of Sutra and Literature (1921-1930) Headed by L.A.Amsterdamskay, B.Y.Vladimirtsov, V.A.Kazakevich, P.K.Kozlov, M.Puchkovskii, B.Rinchen, G.D.Sanjeev, E.Henish, J.Tseveen,• 2. Institute of Science, Philology Unit (1931- 1960) Headed by B.Rinchen, P.Pouha, K.V.Bytkina,• 3. Institute of Philology, MAS (1961-2008) Headed by E.Vandui, J.Tumurtseren, D.Tsend, B.Sumyabaatar, and J.Tsoloo
Department of Mongolian History• The Department was established in 1951 and it’s first head was Prof. Jambiin Batmunh who was one of political leader in Mongolia..• Main research focused on all ages of Mongolian history, Mongolian Archeology. Mongolian Historical Writings, Culture studies, Oirat Studies, and Mongolian History Biography Studies.
Faculty of Department of History• Head, Department of Mongolian History (PhD), Prof. Ts,Gantulga,• Scholars: Acc. Prof. Doctor (PhD), J.Gerelbadrakh, Ts.To’rbat, Na,Sukhbaatar, S.Enkhjin, U.Erdenetuya, Ch.Boldbaatar, G.Dariimaa, N.Bayartsetseg, A.Altanbagana, and O. Amgalan.
10th International Conference onMongolian Studies, 10-13 Aug. 2011