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05.24.2022

SAS SUMMER SCHOOL-2022: CHOICES AND DECISION-MAKING IN THE TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY

How does one learn to navigate uncertainty and successfully cope with constant new deliverables?  Ahmed Elghandour, Creative Director, SAS Summer School-2022, on choices, dilemmas, and the core topic of this year’s Summer School — decision-making under uncertainty: The Summer School program is available here.  The SAS Summer School is a great opportunity to: work with international faculty improve one’s English skills  immerse in a contemporary international university environment and discuss…

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05.23.2022

SKOLKOVO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS IMMERSE IN THE UNIQUE UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT OF SAS

SKOLKOVO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS IMMERSE IN THE UNIQUE UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT OF SAS Last week, the participants of the SKOLKOVO School of Management “CODE” program immersed themselves into a real university environment at SAS. One of the main issues faced by university management is that they are often disconnected from the educational process. SAS helps the “CODE” participants solve this problem. “CODE” aims to train educators and program designers.  SAS has particular…

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05.13.2022

NEW INTERNATIONAL FACULTY AT SAS

In the next academic year several new international faculty members will be joining us, and we are pleased to start introducing them. Let us begin with Carlos Yebra-López who is a cultural philosopher with a keen interest in language, literature, and digital humanities.  After receiving his bachelor’s (University of Zaragoza, Spain) and master’s (University of London, United Kingdom) degrees in Philosophy, he was awarded a Ph.D. from New York University…

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04.20.2022

City as a Text: Exploring the DNA of Saint Petersburg

Like a living being, every city has its own DNA that shows through its historical and socioeconomic features, architecture, culture, art, and politics. This year’s “City as a Text”, a special course at SAS, was devoted to understanding the DNA of Saint Petersburg.

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03.31.2022

“You. University. Future”: Navigating higher education in the times of uncertainty

On March 18-20, the “You. University. Future” Intensive was organized at SAS. The goal of the event was to provide high school students with the opportunity to experience higher education “from within” and understand its features in practice through immersing into the university environment.

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03.28.2022

STUDENT CREATIVE RELEASE: CREATIVE SELF-REALIZATION & REDEFINING REALITY

We feel it is crucial to encourage students' innovative and artistic potential within the academic process. Perhaps SAS is on the path towards having a creative cluster of our own? A Creative Release was hosted at the SAS library, with over 10 different artworks, short films, installations, and performances from our Body/Culture/Self and Visual Culture courses student teams. Supported and supervised by SAS professors, the students explored historical reality, fashion,…

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03.12.2022

EXCELLENCE ADVENTURES IN LUKASHINO: WINTER WONDERLAND & CATCHING INSPIRATION OUTSIDE TYUMEN

Last weekend, our Excellence Track students partook in an educational module, held in the beautiful set of the Lukashino research base. Conducted by Andrey Shcherbenok, Director, SAS, and our Professor Siyaves Azeri, the module aimed to help students discover historical mysteries and analyze them from the lens of different key philosophical and psychoanalytic theories. Through studying film and literature pieces, our students formed ideas of the connection between theory and…

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02.21.2022

F-Event: A Student-Organized Student Conference

On 19 February, the fully student-organized F-Event conference took place online. The conference served as a platform for fourth year students to discuss their theses and research developments. F-Event is a student-organized conference for fourth year students to present their thesis ideas and work progress. The event is based on 3 principles: Freedom Feedback Fun The presenting students had the freedom to choose how they wanted to present their research…

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02.09.2022

QUARTER 3 AT SAS: NEW VISITING FACULTY

In Quarter 3, two new visiting faculty joined the SAS team — Peter Mitchell (UK and Russia) and Quinton Scribner (USA). We are very happy to introduce you to them.   Peter Mitchell is Founding Head of the Department of Translation and Language Communication at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Program Director of the Global Master’s in ELT Leadership at Tomsk State University. Peter received his EdD in Language…

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12.06.2021

PROJECT DESIGN SESSION — 2021

​The ​School of Advanced Studies,​ ​the University of Tyumen, is pleased to announce the fifth annual session on​ designing interdisciplinary research projects and faculty search at SAS. From December 10 to 13, faculty candidates from 12 countries will gather at SAS — in both offline and online formats — for the project design session where they will develop and propose new interdisciplinary research projects or transform existing ones.  This year’s…

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11.12.2021

Open Course “Strange Sociology: How to Be Strange in Public”

This open course is an experiment in strangeness. It will explore the sociological and psychoanalytic concepts of strangers, strangeness, and the estranged. We shall ask the following questions: (1) how is strangeness constitutive of the social bond? (2) what privileges and burdens exist among strangers? (3) how does the concept of strangeness fundamentally challenge the discipline of sociology? We shall attempt to develop a theoretical foundation for “psychoanalytic sociology” by…

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10.23.2021

“YOU. UNIVERSITY. FUTURE” IN NIZHNY NOVGOROD

On October 16-17, the School of Advanced Studies and the Russian Society Znanie organized the “You. University. Future” educational intensive at the Minin University. In today’s world, none of the universities can guarantee student employment in one specific field or profession. Job market is really dynamic. Some professions disappear and others that require more complex skills start to emerge. Employers pay less attention to the awarded diploma being more focused…

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09.22.2021

INTERVIEW WITH SAS PROFESSOR: GIACOMO ANDREOLETTI, PHILOSOPHY

Giacomo Andreoletti, SAS professor, has recently published a research article in the journal Synthese. Founded in 1936, it is one of the most prestigious philosophy journals. Synthese is highly ranked based on the Scopus metrics as well as the first journal in the Google Scholar metrics in the Philosophy and Epistemology & Scientific History categories.  Andreoletti’s article, co-authored with Giuseppe Spolaore (the University of Padua, Italy), is titled “The future…

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09.20.2021

Giacomo Andreoletti and Philosophy of Mind: Open Course

On September 21, Giacomo Andreoletti, SAS professor and philosopher, starts a series of four open lectures as part of the Consciousness, Cognition, Rationality open course. They will tackle the problem of consciousness from the perspective of philosophy of mind.  Even though we are familiar with the notion of consciousness as long as we all have conscious experiences, consciousness remains nowadays a mystery from a scientific and philosophical viewpoint. Or, so…

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09.07.2021

One-year Faculty Positions

The School of Advanced Studies (SAS) in Tyumen, Siberia, invites applications for full-time faculty positions for the 2022–2023 academic year. This is a rare chance to develop your research and teaching within an interdisciplinary environment at an innovative Russian educational institution. Tyumen is a prosperous provincial city with a progressive outlook and numerous daily flights to Moscow and St Petersburg. Cultural amenities, medical infrastructure, numerous restaurants, cafes, and bars, as…

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09.03.2021

CONSCIOUSNESS, COGNITION, RATIONALITY

This new SAS offline open course explores recent interdisciplinary insights on how the conscious mind works. Researchers of different disciplines will contribute to this course, so you will learn how interdisciplinary research is done, involving philosophers, a computer scientist, and an economist. A key research thesis that will be explored in this course is that consciousness is strongly related to cognition and rationality. The philosophers (G. Andreoletti, L. Vervoort) will place the topic…

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07.27.2021

Interview with SAS professor: Jay Silverstein. Anthropology

Aztec Empire, Maya civilization, Ancient Egypt, and the perfume of Cleopatra. A desire to discover the secrets of the past, touch ancient objects, participate in the most significant archaeological excavations of our time, and make many discoveries — these dreams made Jay Silverstein, SAS Professor, who is a hero of our interview, give up his career as a police officer in California and become a scientist. We asked Jay to…

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07.20.2021

OTHER video about Tyumen

The city is a place for personal stories. We fill it in with our expectations, disappointments, and victories. We look through the prism of our knowledge and beliefs. We paint a picture in our heads beforehand, but it's always worth coming to see for yourself. What kind of city will accept you for who you are? Will understand you, give you a space to breathe, to think, and to choose…

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07.19.2021

MA “Experimental Higher Education”: online discussion

How to implement educational experiments while running the educational process? How to evaluate the results? How to grow an experimentative and transformative person inside the university? On July 22, at 15:00 (Moscow time), we will hold an online discussion where we will answer the above-mentioned questions as well as many others. Anastasia Minina, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI,” will share her experience of working with…

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07.13.2021

Interview with SAS Professor: Ayla Arslan. Biology

What makes a biologist? How many years do I have to study to call myself a biologist? What does it mean to study biology within multiple educational paradigms in the SAS? We asked SAS Professor Ayla Arslan, a molecular neuroscientist with teaching and research experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Turkey, and the United States, to answer these and other questions. Read the story about how Ayla came to her…

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07.13.2021

SUMMER SCHOOL 2021. Monster Laboratory

For a whole week in June, SAS turned into an incubator of monsters. You can watch our joint thinking, monstrous creativity, and revolutionary inspiration in this short thriller. The SAS Summer School is inspired by our model of Liberal Education. Each year, 9th and 10th grade students from all over Russia come to Tyumen to test the boundaries of the possible, to face the difficulties of the present, and to…

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06.24.2021

Dare to Experiment in Higher Education

On June 27, SAS will hold the Dare to Experiment in Higher Education forum, which will act as a discussion platform on the topic of the transformation of contemporary universities. Tradition lies at the core of higher education. Yet, universities must keep changing to stay afloat intellectually and institutionally. Experimentation allows us to walk the line between stability and innovation. Unlike parachuting foreign models, it is a way to borrow…

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06.23.2021

First SAS Graduates

Professional training or broad education? Educational pipeline or individual trajectories? Professional self-determination at the 10th grade or at the second year of university? This year, the School of Advanced Studies (SAS), the most international BA program in Russia, working in multiple educational frameworks, will have its first graduates. We are happy to share with you our video where four SAS graduates talk about their paths and what they will do…

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05.27.2021

Free will, consciousness, cognition (FWCC): interdisciplinary research in philosophy, AI, neuroscience, physics – June 3, 2021

While concepts such as free will, consciousness, and cognition (FWCC) were initially studied by philosophers – including by almost all ‘big names’ –, nowadays these topics are actively investigated in several disciplines. Many contemporary researchers find inspiration in other disciplines than their home field to enrich their research.  This conference brings together experts on free will, consciousness, and cognition from various disciplinary origins, notably philosophy, AI, neuroscience, and physics.  Key…

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05.19.2021

OPEN COURSE “TRAUMA, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY IN LIFE AND LEARNING”

The School of Advanced Studies (SAS) has been started an open course titled “Trauma, Depression, Anxiety in Life and Learning” taught by Julie Reshe.

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05.10.2021

SAS SUMMER SCHOOL: ADDITIONAL APPLICATION ROUND IS UNTIL MAY 23

We are happy to share great news with the 9th and 10th-grades students – we announce the additional application round for the Endless Futures and Human Limitations summer school.

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04.19.2021

CITY AS A TEXT — 2021

From April 20 to 30, 2021, all first-year students at the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) will study the core course The City as a Text.

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04.18.2021

OPEN LECTURE. REPUBLICAN FREEDOM. BOOK PRESENTATION.

On April 24, at 7 PM, the School for Advanced Studies (SAS) will hold an open lecture by Oleg Kharkhordin, Classical Republican Tradition in the 21st Century. It coincides with the presentation of his books: Res-Publica, or the Public Affair (2020) and Republic. Full Version (2021).

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04.08.2021

OPEN LECTURES.
THE ACCESSIBILITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION. ACADEMIC CONTRACTS.

The School of Advanced Studies is announcing open lectures on the topic of the Economics of Higher Education conducted by Ilya Prakhov. 

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04.06.2021

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN. TENET. PHILOSOPHY OF TIME

What does modern science know about how time moves? Is it possible to invert time, that is, to make it move in the opposite direction? Could Nolan's script come true? These questions are answered by Giacomo Andreoletti, professor of SAS, specializing in the problem of philosophy of time.

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04.06.2021

OPEN COURSE
“SELECTED TOPICS IN BIOPSYCHO­LOGY”

Is human behavior a product of brain anatomy and physiology? Can psychology be considered as a biological discipline? What causes mental disorders? Why, despite the impressive advances in scientific knowledge in the post-genomic era, the development of treatments for mental illness remains such a challenge? Ayla Arslan, the SAS professor, will answer these and other questions as part of the “Selected Topics in Biopsychology” online course.

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04.05.2021

SUMMER SCHOOL. RETURN OF THE MONSTERS. EXPERIMENTS.

The School of Advanced Studies (SAS) opens its doors over again for the 9th and 10th grade students as the Endless Futures and Human Limitations summer school is finally back to the offline reality.

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03.26.2021

STUDY ABROAD. REFLECTION. SAS STUDENTS

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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03.24.2021

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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03.23.2021

TOMORROW. AFTER TOMORROW. FUTURE

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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03.08.2021

GUEST LECTURE “THE SECRETS OF MAGIC WANDS IN ANCIENT EGYPT” BY PROF. ABDEL RAHAMAN MEDHAT

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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03.08.2021

RESEARCH TALK “THE KUHNIAN PERSPECTIVE ON INTERDISCIPLINARITY AND INCOMMENSURABILITY” BY PROF. VINCENZO POLITI

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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12.29.2020

CINEMA. DISCUSSIONS. JANUARY HOLIDAYS.

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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12.17.2020

STUDENT DEBATE

THE 7-RULE, STUDENTS, DEBATE

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12.01.2020

SAS OPEN DAY 2020

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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09.30.2020

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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09.17.2020

OPEN COURSE “THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS:
A JOURNEY INTO THE MEDIEVAL MIND”

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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09.10.2020

SAS STUDENTS BOOTCAMP

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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07.31.2020

SAS FEATURED IN STANFORD U.S.-RUSSIA FORUM JOURNAL

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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07.21.2020

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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07.07.2020

MA X-HE OPEN DAY

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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06.29.2020

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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06.24.2020

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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06.11.2020

SAS STUDENTS’ PRESEN­TATIONS WEEK

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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04.21.2020

OPEN COURSE “THE RISE AND FALL OF COMPLEX SOCIETIES”

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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03.16.2020

OPEN LECTURE “THE FUTURE OF THE STATE” BY PROF. ARTEMY MAGUN

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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03.10.2020

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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03.10.2020

BA SCHOLARSHIP, SIBERIA

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: Сurriculum 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 is 12 students; Instruction in…

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12.12.2019

ENDLESS FUTURES AND HUMAN LIMITATIONS — 2020

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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12.11.2019

STUDENTS CONFERENCE “SOVIET VISUAL PROPAGANDA”

December 15 from 10:00 to 15:00

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11.26.2019

DAY AT SAS: THE MOST INTERNATIONAL BACHELOR PROGRAMME IN RUSSIA | ONLINE BROADCAST

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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11.07.2019

LAUGHTER AND POWER IN THE TWELFTH CENTURY — A NEW BOOK BY PETER JONES

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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11.01.2019

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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10.07.2019

THE CITY AS TEXT — 2019

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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10.01.2019

STUDENT CONFERENCE “VIOLENCE AND ITS ‘OTHER’: METOO, SAFEZONES, NOHATESPEECH AND ECO-ACTIVISM IN MODERN SOCIETIES”

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

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

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

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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 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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03.15.2019

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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03.11.2019

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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03.09.2019

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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03.06.2019

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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03.05.2019

COLLABORATIVE MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH: LAUNCHING A NEW PARADIGM

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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02.28.2019

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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02.28.2019

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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02.19.2019

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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01.28.2019

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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12.04.2018

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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11.14.2018

DATA, MEDIA, CULTURE

"‘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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11.02.2018

SAS, SKOLKOVO, SYNERGY

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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10.24.2018

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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10.17.2018

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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10.05.2018

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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09.25.2018

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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08.22.2018

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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08.14.2018

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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06.08.2018

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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05.23.2018

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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04.17.2018

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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03.04.2018

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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02.13.2018

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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02.02.2018

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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12.20.2017

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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12.05.2017

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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11.15.2017

Work, Laughter, Power

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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11.09.2017

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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11.07.2017

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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10.15.2017

“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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09.29.2017

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

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09.25.2017

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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09.25.2017

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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09.15.2017

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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