Events & News

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

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 practical and research relevance for the “CODE” participants due…

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05.20.2022

NEW INTERNATIONAL FACULTY AT SAS. CONTINUED.

We are excited to continue our introductions of the international faculty that will be joining us in the next academic year. Mazen Diwani is an economist with practical experience working in banking consulting and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and academic activity. Mazen obtained his B.Sc. from Damascus University (Syria), M.Sc. in Finance from Lund University (Sweden), and his PhD in Models for Economics and Finance…

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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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