Today the following scientific schools successfully work at Mariupol State University:
• Theory of Interstate and Regional Cooperation (Research Coordinator: Balabanov K.V., Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Corresponding Member of Parnas Philological Society for the Academy of Athens (Hellenic Republic), Corresponding Member of Academia Peloritana (Italian Republic), Honored Educator of Ukraine, Doctor of Political Science, Professor). The scientific school is primarily focused on the development of the Greek society on the historical lands of Ukraine. The school also carries out research of the ethnographical and the social dimensions of the Ukrainian Greeks’ life at the contemporary stage. Within the framework of this scientific school is the Institute of Ukraine-Greece Friendship and Hellenistic Studies for Mariupol State University. Among the school’s scientific developments for the period of 2008 – 2010 are 6 monographs, more than 100 scientific abstracts, student books, method guides, etc.
• Constitutional and Municipal Law, Constitutional and Comparative Law (Research Coordinator: Baimuratov M.O., Honored Engineer of Ukraine, Doctor of Law, Professor). The activities carried out by the scientific school in 2010 resulted in 2 monographs. Baimuratov M.O. is the author of more than 130 scientific works. Among them are 4 student books and 15 monographs concerned with the aforementioned themes. He is nominated as permanent opponent at the time of defense procedures in Major 12.00.02 – Constitutional Law; Municipal Law. He has trained 17 associate professors; 9 of them are experts in constitutional and municipal law.
• Historiography and History of Ukraine (Research Coordinator: Romantsov V.M., Doctor of History, Professor),which provides for professional training in the aforementioned field as well as for the scientific structuralizing of a particular historiographical issue. Historical Disciplines Chair maintains a post-graduate course in Major 07.00.06 – Historiography, Source Studies and Narrowly Based Historical Disciplines. Three candidate theses are defended. The selective MA course “Ukrainian Historiography of the 19th – 20th centuries” is developed for students majoring in history and seeking their Masters’ degrees. Among the school’s scientific developments over the last few years are a monograph, more than 50 scientific abstracts, student books, method guides, etc.
• Pre-School Education (Research Coordinator: Scherbakova K.Y., Candidate of Pedagogy, Professor), which provides for professional training in the field of pre-school education. The range of the researchers’ scientific interests is wide enough and is primarily focused on most urgent issues of pre-school education. Over the last three years (2008 – 2010) under the guidance of Scherbakova K.Y., two instructors of the University have defended their candidate theses. Among the school’s scientific developments over the last few years are more than 60 scientific abstracts, a student book and a method guide.
• Creativity and Technology in Continuing Professional Training (Research Coordinators: Sysoyeva S.O., Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor; Sokolova I.V., Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor). Sokolova I.V. is the coordinator of the project “Professional Training in Higher School”. Among the school’s scientific developments over the last few years are 3 monographs, more than 80 scientific abstracts, student books, method guides, etc.