Commercial and Economic Institute

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Commercial and Economic Institute


a type of institute in the USSR that trains specialists in the economics of trade, in product research, and in the organization of trade as it pertains to foodstuffs and industrial goods. Commercial and economic institutes also train accountants, specialists in finance and credit, and engineers specializing in the technology and organization of the food service industry and in the machinery and apparatus of food processing.

As of 1976, there were 12 commercial and economic institutes in the USSR, including the Far Eastern (founded in 1968 in Vladivostok), Donetsk (1960), Correspondence (1937, Moscow), and the F. Engels Leningrad (1930) institutes of Soviet trade. The others are the L’vov (1945) and Kiev (1966) commercial and economic institutes, the Moscow (1959), V. V. Kuibyshev Samarkand (1961), Karaganda (1966), and Poltava (1974) cooperative institutes, the Novosibirsk Institute of Soviet Cooperative Trade (1956), and the Kharkov Institute of the Food Service Industry (1967). All commercial and economic institutes have day (except for the Moscow Correspondence Institute of Soviet Trade) and correspondence programs, and the Far Eastern, Donetsk, Kiev, Leningrad, and Kharkov institutes also have evening divisions. Seven of the institutes offer graduate programs.

Certain of the institutes have departments and branches in other cities. For example, the Moscow Correspondence Institute has branches in Alma-Ata, Volgograd, Voronezh, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kishinev, Kuibyshev, Riga, Rostov-on-Don, Saratov, Khabarovsk, and Cheliabinsk. The program of study lasts four to five years. The Kiev institute has the right to accept dissertations for the candidate of sciences degree.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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