Ursul Arkady Dmitrievich
Arkadiy Ursul is Professor and Director of the Center for Global Studies Faculty of global studies at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. He is a prominent scientist in the field of philosophy and methodology of science and technology, particularly natural, technical and agricultural sciences, social Informatics and cybernetics, cosmonautics and synergetic, social ecology and noosphere studies, security issues and sustainable development, globalistics and global studies, universal evolutionism. He put forward and substantiated the concept of formation of a number of new areas of scientific knowledge — the philosophy of information, philosophical problems of space exploration, social informatics, information cultural studies, noosphere studies, global evolutionism, space globalistics, theory of sustainable development, global education, anticipatory education for sustainable development, and concept of security through sustainable development.
In 1971, Ursul received title of professor, and in 1984, he was elected a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Moldavian SSR. In 1997, he was awarded title of Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation (1997), and in 2001 became an honorary employee of higher education in Russia. In 1991, he was elected an academician of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA, 1991. Paris), the International Academy of Sciences (IAS, Munich, 1994.), the International Academy of Philosophy (Yerevan, 2010).
He is also an active member of several scientific and public academies. A. Ursul is author and co-author of more than one thousand two hundred scientific publications, including more than 200 monographs, books and pamphlets, executive editor of more than 150 scientific journals and collective works. More than 350 of his publications have been translated into dozens of foreign languages; his books published hundreds of positive reviews. Moscow (Russia).