Would you like to go studying abroad but cannot decide if it is worth it? Or are you definitely up for it but still thinking about where to go? Is there no one who can give advice? SAS students will try to help you make the right choice!

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Walking and Mapping Bilbao

On March 26 we will have a guest lecture “Walking and Mapping Bilbao” by Monika Madinabeitia Medrano and Aitor Zuberogoitia Espilla from Mondragon University (Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain).

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On 27 of March and 3 of April, SAS professors invite you for a documentary screening about the fate of humanity.

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Apotropaic means something the wards against evil, particularly evil demons. In ancient Egypt, demons were a constant concern, and the skill in crafting and the magical properties of apotropaic wands and knives was essential to the effectiveness of these important charms. These wands were made from ivory and incised with protective images of deities including Aker, Thoth, and Bes, pregnant hippopotamus carrying a knife (Taweret), lions, scarabs, and other protective…

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Sociological and organizational studies on interdisciplinarity tend to focus on the analysis of the institutional and physical obstacles to the realization of interdisciplinary projects. The building of new capacities for fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and the formation of special committees for evaluating the results of interdisciplinary projects are often proposed as a way to overcome such obstacles. Even after the removal of these barriers, however, interdisciplinary research is difficult and, in…

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From 5th of January until 31st of January SAS students and Disciplina Coffeeshop invite all interested persons to watch films and discuss them.

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How to enroll in the most international bachelor programs in Russia? Find out at “Closed Day 2020” SAS (online). Students and professors of SAS will tell you about studying and experiencing life in School of Advanced Studies.

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What’s Next in Evolution:
Does the Paradigm Need to Shift?

On October 10, 2020 SAS will hold an Online Symposium on the topic "What’s Next in Evolution: Does the Paradigm Need to Shift?" There is a body of scholarship demonstrating the inadequacy of the genocentric Neo-Darwinian paradigm as an explanation for the full range of evolutionary phenomena. While there has been a move toward an Extended Synthesis of evolution that incorporates avenues of inheritance external to genetics, the precepts of…

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Pride, Envy, Anger, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, and Lust have animated European art, literature, and philosophy for centuries. But how did this classification of the “Seven Deadly Sins” come into being? How have ideas about the sins changed over the last thousand years? And what can a study of their history tell us about the culture of the past, and the way sin operates in today’s world? With a historical focus…

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SAS STUDENT BOOTCAMP SAS STUDENT BOOTCAMP «SAS Student Bootcamp» is the range of educational and orientation sessions held prior to the start of the new academic year. The part of the training courses will begin on September 15 in an offline format. The program and schedule are available below. Bootcamp events are mandatory: please see the Participants column on the schedule to find out which are mandatory for you. Any…

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Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum Journal has published an article “Reimagining Russian Higher Education: Could an Experiment in Progressive Education in Siberia Help Transform Russia’s Universities?” This article analyzes SAS UTMN current educational model through data and interviews with faculty, administration, and students. The first section offers background information. The middle sections take a deeper look at the institution from the perspectives of the administration, students, and faculty. These sections also analyze…

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An Open Day for “Digital Cultures and Media Production” Master’s degree program.

An online broadcast for the Open Day for"Digital Cultures and Media Production" Master’s degree program  will be held on the 24th of July 2020, 14:00 (Moscow, GMT +3) 16:00 (Tyumen, GMT +5) (Digital Cultures and Media Production, DC&MP). The School of Advanced Studies (SAS) will present the renewed program design. Starting 2020, while remaining being a program for graduating professionals capable to work at all stages of media production, this…

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On July 14, 14:00 (Moscow, GMT +3) we will stream the presentation of the new Master of Arts in Experimental Higher Education (MA X-HE) program. The program will be presented by its designers: Andrey Shcherbenok, Director of SAS, Daniel Kontowski, Head of Education at SAS, and Dara Melnyk, Curator of the program and the Head of the Research Group at SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre (SEDeC). The presentation will be held…

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Experimentation in higher education must become the norm

University World News has published an article by Dara Melnyk and Daniel Kontowski, the developers of the new SAS MA program in Experimental Higher Education (X-HE). Their article, “Experimentation in higher education must become the norm”, is devoted to the idea of controlled experiment in university education. A proper educational experiment should have a clear hypothesis, grounded in data and theory. Theory can guide you to go beyond the conventional…

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A Reflection Piece on the Topics of the First Year Course by Peter Jones

How much do students actually remember from the books they read at university? As part of a fight against forgetting, first-year students at SAS this year were given a peculiar challenge. They were asked to spend six weeks looking back at everything they had studied since joining the school in September, and to identify a particular problem or unresolved tension that had bothered them. They were then invited to give…

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Every year every SAS student has a capstone project which marks their progression towards graduation. After year one, each SAS student makes a “Topic of the First Year” presentation where they link together several topics from different courses in an original combination, a blueprint of their academic identity. ⠀ After year two, SAS students make a “Design Your Future” team presentation, in which they develop this identity vis-à-vis the real…

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Civilization represents the apex of human socio-political achievement and its destruction the epitome of societal failure. We will evaluate definitions of civilization and collapse and conduct a survey of civilizations from history. Cultures examined will span the Bronze Age to Modernity and from geographical regions covering Eurasia to the Americas. We shall evaluate theories and models of the behavioural and natural factors that nurtured success and precipitated failure to identify…

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State is the central concept of social science and social theory. However, it is surprisingly neglected or narrowed down, both in the descriptive and the normative accounts. The predominant Weberian-Marxist school of state analysis reduces it to an alienated bureaucratic superstructure of capitalism. “State capacity” is needed functionally, but is substantially authoritarian, so that the coexistence of state with democracy becomes a problem. Both the Left and the neoliberal Right…

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Open Lecture “The Present and the Future of Interdisciplinarity”, by prof. Machiel Keestra

Machiel Keestra is an assistant professor (UD) at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). His research presently focuses on the philosophy of action and the philosophy of neuroscience. Since 2010, Keestra is a board member of the international scholarly Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, being the President of AIS in the period 2014-2016. He teaches in the Beta-Gamma Bachelor program, Interdisciplinary Honours Modules, the Brain and Cognitive…

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In 2020, University of Tyumen will award three scholarships providing comprehensive support for the completion of a four-year undergraduate degree at School of Advanced Studies (SAS), beginning September 2020. SAS offers a unique educational experience: A liberal arts and sciences curriculum spanning the humanities, life sciences, IT, and the social sciences; International professors, most of whom received their PhDs from the world’s top-100 universities; Intensive coursework in small classes — 2019/20 average…

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Open Course “Alternative Designs in Higher Education”

The course will focus on liberal arts and sciences model of higher education, which becomes increasingly relevant in Russia following the appeals for more individualized and flexible university education. Is it the most promising direction of higher education and does it really provide “competencies of the future”? How do graduates fit the demands of a constantly changing labor market? In which aspects does traditional education lose points to liberal arts…

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The 2020 summer school Endless futures and Human Limitations for high school students graduating from 9th or 10th grade will take place from 15–21 June at the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) in Tyumen. The main language of the school is English. Julie Reshe, a philosopher, blogger, and professor at SAS, is the creative director of summer school ’20. Under her guidance, SAS will turn into a Monster Laboratory for…

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December 15 from 10:00 to 15:00

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On December 22, 2019 we invite interested applicants and their parents to spend a day at the School of Advanced Studies (SAS). SAS is fundamentally new research and educational unit of UTMN and the most international baccalaureate in Russia that provides the best students with access to a world-class education. Day at SAS will begin with a lecture by SAS director Andrey Shcherbenok entitled “University: Tradition and Personal Development in…

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SAS professor Peter Jones has just published his monograph, Laughter and Power in the Twelfth Century, with Oxford University Press. The book offers a new angle on the contested “twelfth-century renaissance,” arguing that techniques of humour helped to steer governments through the major cultural, political, and legal changes of c.1100-1200. Powerful and miraculous images of laughter began to appear in Europe in the later 1100s. Chronicles told stories of dead children resurrected while…

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Open Course “International Business”

What is international business? Why it matters to me? What is the significance of culture in international business? Will marketing strategy change or company can use the same strategy globally? How does global and regional economic cooperation and integration shape the international business?

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The aim of the course is to learn how to apply skills acquired during the course “Writing, Thinking, Analysis, Interpretation” to a multidisciplinary object — a Russian city with its unique culture, history, economy and social structure, to complement the educational experience of students with field research and collective work practices.

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Student conference “Violence and Its Other: MeToo, Safezones, Nohatespeech and Eco-Activism in Modern Societies” organized by SAS and SotsGum will take place on November 9–10, 2019. The topic of combating violence and abuse — both physical and verbal — has become a defining one in a number of communities.  Exposing and protesting the practices of violence and abuse has become a universal moral imperative. But is the ethical position of…

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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 the increasing role of technology. What can humanities teach us about health, illness and care? How can history, philosophy, literature,…

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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 thinking (neural, cognitive, or computational) are the subject of intense research efforts in the behavioral and brain sciences. To study…

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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 course will go beyond true/false or realistic/nonrealistic dichotomies often applied to analyses of historical narratives and future scenarios. We will…

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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 begin upon the completion of a full-time BA and not right after high school. The argument in defense of full-time on-campus…

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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 to produce change and innovations, yet every field is constrained by practical requirements and obligations, “what is possible”, and what…

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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 Siberia, Russia. This scholarship is open to international students with a high level of proficiency in English. Scholarship recipients will receive comprehensive…

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Open Call “Love is Revolting: An Interdisciplinary Symposium”

We invite interested scholars to come join us at the School of Advanced Studies in Tyumen, Russia for a two-day multidisciplinary symposium on the theme of love – its connection to matter and bodies; its revolutionary potential for imagining new futures and modes of belonging; its ambivalence, slipperiness and grotesqueness as both a practice and concept; its relationship to power and subject-formation; and the emergence of new forms of loving…

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Online Course “Ecology, Technology, Anime”

One can now apply for a MOOC "Ecology. Technology. Anime" by Duskin Drum. The course is available on the "Lektorium" platform. It deploys Japanese anime as a lens through which the global contemporary issues can be examined. Every chapter presents a distinct narrative illustrated with the excerpts from selected anime features and series: Mononoke-hime, Shangri-La, Moyashimon, Eve no Jikan, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, and Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō. In…

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Open lecture “The Ethical Value of Chance for Autonomous Systems”

Open lecture by Alexei Grinbaum “The Ethical Value of Chance for Autonomous Systems” Domestic robots become informers, conversational agents insult their interlocutors. Worse still, computer systems participate in human conflicts and sometimes even provoke them. On March 18, 2018, an autonomous Uber car killed a woman crossing the street in a city in Arizona. This was the first pedestrian death caused by an algorithm. Who is responsible? The answer to…

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Open lecture “Economic Impact of Social Diversity: Is Diversity Good or Bad?”

This presentation will describe various types of social diversity (historical, economic, linguistic, geographic, religious, genetic, cultural, etc.) and their impact on economic, social and political outcomes, such as growth, institutional development, investment, conflicts, inequality, etc. The focus will be on the understanding of concepts of diversity and polarization, their measurement and evaluation, derivation of diversity indices and their application to empirical work. Shlomo Weber (Ph.D., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel) is…

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Multidisciplinary research is usually carried out by existing university faculty who decide to work across departmental boundaries. It often involves a single principle investigator who hires researchers from different disciplines for a particular project. The School of Advanced Studies has developed a radically different, intentionally articulated format. During the hiring process itself, candidates for faculty positions come together to form multidisciplinary research teams during the "Project Design Session." The projects…

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Theater Workshop: Shadow Play

Please join us for Chris’s presentation of his upcoming workshop, which will be free and open to the public. From its ancient Asian origins, through the European avant garde, to today’s global do-it-yourself movement, shadow play has been a popular expressive form in many cultures. No one knows for sure when the first shadow plays appeared, but over the centuries, shadow play techniques evolved into projection slides and, ultimately, cinema.…

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Open lecture “Avant-garde and the circulation of modernist forms and politics over the long twentieth century”

What did avant-garde works mean and what were they worth in Moscow in the 1920s? What did they mean and what were they worth in New York in the 1950s, or at an auction by Christies today? And how do we describe the series of transactions that can bring an avant-garde canvas from one of these locations to the next? The study of mechanisms and networks of global cultural exchange…

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Project Design Session 2019

We are excited to announce the 2019 School of Advanced Studies (SAS) third faculty search competition. Finalists, PhDs currently working in research universities in 14 countries, will get together for a Project Design Session where they self-organize into interdisciplinary teams, design and defend collective interdisciplinary research projects. The teams whose projects will promise most valuable contributions to the global debate on the most important problems in social sciences and humanities,…

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Open Course “History of Photography: Technology, Document, Art”

From 4th of February until 28th of March 2019  open course “History of Photography: Technology, Document, Art” will be taught at the School of Advanced Studies. The course is open, so everybody is welcome. Participants will receive a certificate of the course completion issued by SAS if they attend regularly. Monday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The course is taught in English. Free and open admission. This lecture…

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A day at the School of Advanced Studies

We invite all tenth- and eleventh-grade students interested and their parents to attend the School of Advanced Studies on 15 December 2018. SAS is a brand-new, ambitious and experimental institution at the University of Tyumen providing the most international BA program in Russia that offers its best students access to the world-class education. During this day at SAS, you will have a chance to see at first hand how our…

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"‘Burgernomics’: Data, Media and Culture in the Contemporary World" — an open lecture by Vlad Strukov. ‘Symbolic economies’ is one of the most exciting catch-phrases in contemporary research. Some use it to describe the processes of ‘culturization’ of economic activities such as brand management. Others consider symbolic economies to be an extension of political powers of nation-states. In this lecture, I use the term ‘symbolic economies’ as a way to…

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November 1, 2018 was the day that marked the beginning of cooperation between SAS and Institute for Public Strategies, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Three SAS professors — David Dusseault, Tomasz Blusiewicz, and Zachary Reyna — gave a 3-hour presentation “Attending to the Changing Logic of Policy Making” in SKOLKOVO’s Master in Public Strategy program designed to “train contemporary leaders and teams ready to produce responsible and forward-looking transformational changes…

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Open Course «Time and Time Travel»

From 5th of November until 27th of December 2018 open course “Time and Time Travel” will be taught at the School of Advanced Studies. The course is open, so everybody is welcome. Participants will receive a certificate of the course completion issued by SAS if they attend regularly. Tuesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The course is taught in English. Free and open admission. Time has always…

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Saint Petersburg, City, Text

During the period from Oct. 15 to Oct. 25, 2018, all the SAS first-year students are taking part in an educational internship in Saint Petersburg. “The City As a Text” is a special educational course wrapping up the first module in SAS. The aim of the course is to learn how to apply skills acquired during the course “Writing, Thinking, Analysis, Interpretation” to a multidisciplinary object – a Russian city…

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Visiting Students, Environmental Humanities, Siberia

Announcing a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of global environmental issues while visiting Siberia. The School of Advanced Studies is located in downtown Tyumen, the first settlement in Siberia, founded in 1586. Every Spring semester, we offer a selection of courses from multiple disciplines, which focus on the dynamics between environment, culture, economics, narrative, and policy. Our faculty is international and the language of instruction is English. This program…

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Select Discussion Episodes from Multidisciplinary Research Projects Design Session

In 2018, School of Advanced Studies at the University of Tyumen selected its new faculty by asking candidates from 10 countries to self-organize in teams and offer project ideas for intense discussion with expert audience. [row] [/row][row] Click here if you are interested in applying for a job at SAS and joining this discussion next year. [/row] Video Timeline 0:06 — Project Design Session Goals 3:20 — What Is Multidisciplinarity?…

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Open Course “Environmental Thinking”

From 3rd of September until 18th of October 2018 open course “Environmental Thinking” will be taught at the School of Advanced Studies. The course is open, so everybody is welcome. Participants will receive a certificate of the course completion issued by SAS if they attend regularly. Monday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. The course is taught in English. Free and open admission.   The news announce constantly…

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NEMOSKVA Project Forum

August 20, 10:00—20:00, SAS   NEMOSKVA Project A strategic project for the development of contemporary culture in the Russian regions. Its goal is to build horizontal links, to promote regional artists and curators, to study the current situation in the regions through professional dialogue and creating new possibilities for international partnership. More about the project Train Traveling Symposium NEMOSKVA will travel along the Trans-Siberian Railway carrying about 60 Russian and…

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Critical Thinking Forum

  On 16-17 June SAS will host its 3rd annual “Disciplinary Landscape” forum; the topic of this year is "CRITICAL THINKING IN ACADEMIA TODAY". It will bring together 16 participants from 10 universities in 6 countries, including Jonathan Becker, Andrew Wachtel, Andrei Volkov, Froumin Isak. The description & program of the forum is available here. Most events are open to the public. Place: 2/1 8 Marta St.

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Open course “Film history”

  From 14 to 31 May 2018 Oksana Bulgakowa is teaching an open course “Film History” at SAS. The course is open, so everybody is welcome. Participants will receive a certificate of the course completion issued by SAS if they attend regularly. Monday and Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. The course is taught in Russian. Free and open admission.   Oksana Bulgakowa is a professor at the Johannes…

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Open Course “Law and Love”

Zachary Reyna   From 24th of April until 8th of June 2018 open courses “Law and Love” will be taught at the School of Advanced Studies. The course is open, so everybody is welcome. Participants will receive a certificate of the course completion issued by SAS if they attend regularly. Tuesday and Friday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. The course is taught in English. Free and open admission.  …

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Project Design Session 2018

  We are excited to announce the 2018 School of Advanced Studies (SAS) second faculty search competition. Finalists, PhDs currently working in research universities in 14 countries, will get together for a Project Design Session where they self-organize into interdisciplinary teams, design and defend collective interdisciplinary research projects. The teams whose projects will promise most valuable contributions to the global debate on the most important problems in social sciences and humanities,…

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Metaphysics, Time Travel, Quantum Information Science

6th open faculty research seminar   February 16, 19.00—21.00 Address: ul. 8 Marta, 2/1 Free admission, no registration needed, working language is English   Seminar program Giacomo Andreoletti (PhD in Philosophy and Human Sciences, State University of Milan, Italy) “The Metaphysics of Time Travel” In this talk I will provide a general survey of the main themes that are present in the recent history of the philosophical debate on time travel.…

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Bard College Vice President Jonathan Becker on Liberal Arts & SAS

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Game studies, Science, Philosophy

  From 12th of February until 29th of March 2018, two open courses will be taught at the School of Advanced Studies. The courses are open, so everybody is welcome. Participants will receive a certificate of the course completion issued by SAS if they attend regularly. Free and open admission. Contemporary Philosophy of Science LOUIS VERVOORT   Monday and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. The course is taught…

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Liberal Arts: Why and How

  Jonathan Becker, "Liberal Arts and Sciences in the US and Beyond: What We Teach, How We Teach and What It Requires from Professors and Students" Jonathan Becker, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Bard College (USA), will share his experience of education development in Bard, one of the leading liberal arts colleges in America, as well as in its partner institutions in Russia (Smolny), Germany,…

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Team, Mountains, Decision-Making

The lecture "The Problem of the Team" by Andrei Volkov.   What is the difference between a team and a group, a collective, and a gang? How do the extreme conditions of mountaineering expeditions influence team building? What is the distribution of roles within a team? Who and how makes choices and decisions in a team? Time: December 25, 16:00 Place: School of Advanced Studies of the University of Tyumen,…

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State, Institutions, Neoliberal Reforms

  "Reforms and the State" – an open discussion in the framework of the Global Issues core course at SAS. Pavel Demidov is the head of the Department of Communication Policy of the Center for Strategic Research Foundation. He is also an adviser of Alexey Kudrin, ex-Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, and one of the main experts of his team who supervises the making of the Russian economic…

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Work, Laughter, Power, Liberal Arts

5th open faculty research seminar. November 17, 19.00-21.00 Address: ul. 8 Marta, 2/1 Free admission, everyone is welcome. The seminar is conducted in English. Seminar program   Anne Mulhall (PhD in Comparative Literature (Cultural and Critical Theory focus), King's College London, Great Britain) “Work in Crisis in the French Literature of the Office” Focusing on the office novel of the past twenty-five years in France, particularly on two recent narratives…

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Creative Industries Master’s Programme

  Recent developments in technologies have led to dramatic changes in the traditional forms of journalism, cinema, and television. The form, dramaturgy, and modes of dissemination of media have all changed drastically, resulting in new platforms, from YouTube channels and mobile phone television to a range of other web platforms. Importantly, all of these new mobile forms are multimedial. However, educational institutions have not always reacted dynamically to these quick…

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Anime, Medieval civilization and economic society

  From 13th of November until 29th of December 2017, a series of public lectures will be held at the School of Advanced Studies. We invite everyone to attend! Lectures are conducted in English. ECOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY AND ANIME Duskin DRUM This open lecture course is devoted to the selected Japanese anime and manga to examine contemporary issues in ecology and technology. In a world of global climate change, genetic engineering,…

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“The City as Text”: educational module in St. Petersburg

“The City as Text” is a special educational module that constitutes the final part of the core “Writing and Thinking” course. All SAS students and professors will spend ten days in St. Petersburg on an educational journey. The course is designed to expand students’ understanding of the concept of text and supplement their educational experience with field research and teamwork. Learn more

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2nd Annual Forum “Disciplinary Landscape”. 1917 / 2017: DISCIPLINARY REGIMES OF TRUTH

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Ideology and Rhetoric of Mainstream Economics. Political participation and growing-up process

4th open faculty research seminar   Sept. 28, 59 Ordzhonikidze st., 19.00 – 21.00 Free admission, everyone is welcome. The seminar is conducted in English.   Seminar programAnil Aba (PhD in Economics, University of Utah, USA) "Ideology and Rhetoric in the Textbook Presentation of Mainstream Economics" Mainstream economic science has a conservative and liberal disposition which overlooks contrasting schools of thought. This propensity, conceivably, would be reflected in the textbooks.…

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Rethinking Nature with Aquinas and “New spirit of capitalism” à la Russe

3rd open faculty research seminar   Sept. 26, 59 Ordzhonikidze st., 19.00 – 21.00 Free admission, everyone is welcome. The seminar is conducted in English.   Seminar programZachary Reyna (PhD in Political Theory, John Hopkins University, USA) "Throwing out the Baby with the Bathwater: Rethinking Nature with Aquinas for Contemporary Environmental Politics" Over the past thirty years it has become increasingly popular to show how the conceptual boundary between the…

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2nd open faculty research seminar

Sept. 19, Lenina st., 23, room 501, 17.00 – 20.00 Free admission, everyone is welcome. The seminar is conducted in English.   Seminar programMaxim Alyukov (PhD in Political Science and Sociology, European University, St. Petersburg) "Hooking Into the Game Engine: Capitalism, Code Resistance, and Innovation in Fan-Made Video Game Modifications" Today video games are big business. With 2.2 billion gamers and average gamer aged 31, video game market is expected…

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1st open faculty research seminar

Sept. 8, Lenina st., 23, room 501, 17.00 – 21.00 Free admission, everyone is welcome. The seminar is conducted in English.   Seminar programLouis Vervoort (PhD in Physics, Université de Marseille; PhD in Philosophy, University of Montreal) “Does Chance Hide Necessity? An investigation at the interface of philosophy and physics” In this presentation I will investigate the ancient philosophical question: does every event have a cause, necessitating its occurrence, or…

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Visiting professor from New Economic School will teach the course «Theories of Market Organization» for students of the School of Advanced Studies

Mikhail Drugov is a professor at New Economic School (Moscow). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toulouse (2006), and has been a Posdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Oxford, and an Assistant Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Drugov has also worked at the University of Warwick (UK) and Northwestern University (USA). His research interests include: Contract Theory, Industrial Organization, Organizational Economics, Corruption, and Experiments.…

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Reconstruction of the SAS building

The SAS building, situated in the heart of Tyumen’s historical center, will open its doors to the SAS first students and faculty on September 1. A former Schlumberger office, it is being completely reconstructed to accommodate the variety of spaces required for liberal arts education. The building will combine transparency and coziness in order to provide spaces that connect people, yet facilitate individual concentration.

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Economic theory and capitalist reality

Economics often claims to provide an objective view of the world, which makes it closer to natural sciences rather than social sciences and the humanities. According to this claim, as economic theories are evolving, they are getting us ever closer to understanding how capitalism actually works. But is it really the case? Anil Aba, a new fellow at the School of Advanced Studies, has analyzed ideological underpinnings of neoclassical economics…

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Meeting with students-to-be

On Thursday, July, 6, at 6 pm (GMT+5) Andrey Shcherbenok and Ivan Romanchuk will meet with prospective students and other persons concerned. The meeting will be broadcast online on the University youtube-channel as well as in our groups on facebook и Please feel free to post any questions you might have online during the broadcast.

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Master-class on media theory

We invite applications for participation in a master-class to be conducted by Dutch media theorist and internet critic and activist Geert Lovink who is leading the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam. The two day master-class is divided into six sessions and engages with the following topics: Introduction on State of Art of Internet Criticism since 2008 Unlike Us: Critique of Social Media Society of the Query: Cultures of Search/Internet…

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Call for papers “1917 / 2017: Disciplinary Regimes of Truth”, 30 September – 1 October 2017

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Zachary Reyna: “It was busy three days”

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Duskin Drum: “Teaching in Tyumen. Wow! Could I?”

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Anne Mulhall: “Everybody Is Scared about Making New Decisions”

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Selected episodes of Research Projects Design Session

  The most informative and exciting moments of the plenary sessions were selected out of the 15 hour video broadcast of the Project Design Session for the School of Advanced Studies. We are grateful to Ekaterina Selikhovkina for this digest. The candidates self-organized into multidisciplinary teams and proposed collective research projects, for instance: Sustainable 21st Century: Towards an Interdisciplinary Consensus; Existence, Resistance, Reaction: Social Consequences of Capitalist Transformations; Love as the…

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