The core principles of the SAS activities are internationality, interdisciplinarity, and experimentation.
SAS is the most international BA program and one of the most international research centers in Russia, which operates entirely in English. Internationality unprecedented for Russia provides SAS with direct access to various research approaches and national educational models, maximizing the School's intellectual space for research and educational activities.
SAS faculty are integrated not into disciplinary departments but into interdisciplinary research teams. SAS educational programs are also interdisciplinary in nature, both through a a multidisciplinary “Core” – a series of mandatory courses for all BA students – and through interdisciplinary courses and student projects.
SAS proceeds from the fact that the contemporary university is in a crisis that forces us to go beyond the established practices in both education and research. Therefore, the SAS activities are characterized by a basic set-up towards experiment, and its organizational culture is based on the commitment to problematize the stereotypes that characterize the work of universities around the world; an orientation towards innovations on a global, not only a country, scale.
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