Events & News

10.07.2019

THE CITY AS TEXT — 2019

From October 8 to October 17, 2019, all first-year SAS undergraduate students will go on an educational trip to St. 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 with its unique culture,… 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

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… Read more

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… Read more

03.15.2019

Open Call “Love is Revolting: A Multidisciplinary 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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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.… Read more

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… Read more

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 multidisciplinary teams, design and defend collective multidisciplinary 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,… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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?… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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. Read more

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… Read more

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.  … Read more

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 multidisciplinary teams, design and defend collective multidisciplinary 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,… Read more

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.… Read more

02.07.2018

Bard College Vice President Jonathan Becker on Liberal Arts & SAS

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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… Read more

01.31.2018

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,… Read more

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,… Read more

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… Read more

11.15.2017

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… Read more

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… Read more

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,… Read more

11.06.2017

Multiple Open Rank Positions in various fields of humanities, social sciences, biology and IT. School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen, Russia

  The School of Advanced Studies opened in 2017 as a greenfield project that will bring together 45 permanent faculty from different countries willing to work together in interrelated multidisciplinary projects in social sciences and the humanities, including in the areas merging with IT and life sciences. We currently have 18 faculty and postdocs working in 3 projects and are looking to hire 10 to 15 faculty in 2018. We… Read more

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 Read more

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.… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

09.05.2017

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… Read more

07.31.2017

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.… Read more

07.24.2017

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. Read more

07.09.2017

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… Read more

06.22.2017

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 vk.com. Please feel free to post any questions you might have online during the broadcast. Read more