Events & News

11.27.2019

Dare to Experiment: Higher Education between Safety and Danger

On June 13–15, 2020 SAS will hold its annual Disciplinary Landscape forum on the topic Dare to Experiment: Higher Education Between Safety and Danger. Education is a risky business. We gain new experience through trying new things, essentially, through experimenting on ourselves. A learner seeks to be altered, and many things can go wrong in the process. Even tried and true educational models put one in danger. Too many risks… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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? Read more

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. Read more

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… Read more

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,… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more