By Mykola Khorunzyi
This article highlights the methodological and adaptive aspects for the interpretation of the essence of a scientific and pedagogical school as the main criteria for the evaluation of the intellectual potential and public recognition of today’s universities. It determines the key signs and mandatory attributes of scientific and pedagogical schools, the position of a university department in it and their specific features for economic university institutions. The article examines the continuum of university scientific-pedagogical schools, models for their innovative oriented activity and organizational support mechanisms.
Key words: scientific and pedagogical school, continuum of university scientific-pedagogical schools, organizational support of scientific-pedagogical schools, university department.