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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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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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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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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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Multiple 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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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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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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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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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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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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