Ural Federal University: University Specialists To Share Experience With International Colleagues On Well-Being Studies

Experts from Ural Federal University with colleagues from Kyrgyz national university named after Jusup Balasagyn are organizing an international conference “Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Human Well-Being”. The event will be held August 8-11 in Bishkek with the support of the Bishkek Humanities University, the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, and the Bukhara State University.

Ural Federal University psychologists will share with their international colleagues their experience in studying social well-being and determining conditions for comfortable living; they will hold master classes and roundtables. In particular, they will discuss the development of resilience as a factor of psychological well-being, linguistic security, and problems of human well-being in the digital educational environment.

“Research on psychological and socio-cultural aspects of contemporary human well-being is a topical issue that has no geographical boundaries or rigid disciplinary frameworks. This topic is one of the important areas of research at Ural Federal University within the framework of the Priority 2030 program. International and interdisciplinary approaches are extremely important for effective disclosure of the topic. Studying the level of human resilience to modern challenges, ways to maintain psychological health of different population categories, minimizing the negative impact of the digital environment requires a coordinated approach of humanities scholars from different countries,” explains Elvira Symanyuk, Director of the UrFU Ural Institute of Humanities, Co-Organizer of the conference.

The conference will bring together 54 researchers from Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Great Britain, Spain, and Bulgaria. They will consider aspects of well-being in different areas. For example, they will discuss the psychological well-being of the population and students in particular, support measures for students, personal development factors, psychological well-being in old age, during pandemics, etc.

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