The School of Advanced Studies (SAS), a new and rapidly growing institution at the University of Tyumen, central to the university’s strategy supported by the Russian Academic Excellence project 5top100, opened in 2017. The strategic goal of SAS is to contribute to the global debate on the most important problems in the area of social sciences and humanities, life sciences and IT, and to provide a unique, high-quality education for the best prepared, most talented, and most highly motivated students from Russia and abroad.

Director’s Address

At the moment SAS employs full-time faculty from 17 countries, most of whom received their PhDs from best universities in the USA, Canada, and Europe; they comprise several interdisciplinary research teams which create the School’s distinct academic profile.

The educational program of SAS offers students the opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary study across the social sciences and humanities, extending to their intersection with information technology and the biological sciences, and offering wide latitude and personal choice regarding the individual’s educational path. The baccalaureate program is bilingual (Russian and English). The classroom format is predominantly interactive small-group sessions, with students able to choose their major after the second year. An interdisciplinary required course of study is modeled on the core curricula of leading universities, while one-third of the course load consists of electives selected by students from dozens of unique courses developed by the SAS faculty.

The School of Advanced Studies is a portal to the wider world, both from the point of view of student and faculty mobility, and from that of intellectual engagement in the most pressing global debates. We invite you to join these debates.

Andrey Shcherbenok, PhD
Director, School of Advanced Studies


At the moment SAS employs 28 permanent faculty from 17 countries who received their PhDs from best universities in the USA, Canada, and Europe. You can learn more about SAS full-time and visiting professors, administration and staff here

Faculty search

The School of Advanced Studies is recruiting professors in Cultural Studies, History (in particular, History of Technology), Film and Media Studies, Media Production, Psychology, Sociology, Information Technology and System Analysis, Economics, and Higher Education. Learn more


The SAS building, situated in the heart of Tyumen’s historical center, is specially designed to accommodate the variety of spaces required for liberal arts education. Our architects combined transparency and coziness, designing spaces that connect people yet facilitate individual concentration. Learn more