06. Events & News

Open Course “Medical Humanities”

08.22.2019

Open Course “Medical Humanities”

In recent years, medical schools have been more and more integrating humanity courses in their curricula. The reason: equip future physicians with skills and competencies useful to improve the doctor-patient relationship; provide a better understanding of delicate ethical questions; enable them to maintain their professional identity in the face of…

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Open lecture by Prof. Arne Dietrich “How Creativity Happens in the Brain”

05.17.2019

Open lecture by Prof. Arne Dietrich “How Creativity Happens in the Brain”

Creativity is the fountainhead of human civilizations. All progress and innovation depend on our ability to change existing thinking patterns, break with the present, and build something new. Given the central importance of this most extraordinary capacity of the human mind, one would think that the underlying mechanisms of creative…

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Open Course “Visions of the Past, Histories of the Future in Historical & Sci-Fi Films”

04.08.2019

Open Course “Visions of the Past, Histories of the Future in Historical & Sci-Fi Films”

This team-taught open course is a series of lectures about temporal imagination in popular historical and science fiction films. Exploring narratives of our past and present in contemporary cinema, we will discuss a series of recently produced historical feature films about Russia and Western Europe, and science fiction films. The…

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Disciplinary Landscape Forum 2019 — call for papers

04.01.2019

Disciplinary Landscape Forum 2019 — call for papers

The value of traditional 3-4-year BA programs is increasingly contested, as more and more services, both online and offline, become available to teach all kinds of competences faster, cheaper, and, arguably, better. It appears less and less self-evident why lifelong learning, with its short and often part-time modules, should only…

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Summer School — 2019, “Endless futures and human limitations”

03.20.2019

Summer School — 2019, “Endless futures and human limitations”

While the possibilities for the future seem limitless, novelty and innovation of human science and knowledge are constrained by historical successes, practical demands, and strong imaginary limitations. Humans are biologically limited. Human societies are constrained by the demands of these biological bodies and their socio-cultural habits and histories. We want…

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International Intellectual Exchange Scholarship for a 4-year BA Program

03.18.2019

International Intellectual Exchange Scholarship for a 4-year BA Program

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your intellectual and cultural world while completing your undergraduate education at an innovative international undergraduate degree program taught in English? We are looking for outgoing, intellectually engaged English-speaking students to study at the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) at the University of Tyumen in…

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