Events & News

07.07.2020

MA X-HE OPEN DAY

On July 14, 2:00 (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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

03.10.2020

BA SCHOLARSHIP, LIBERAL ARTS, 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: A liberal arts and sciences curriculum 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… Read more

01.30.2020

Open Course “Alternative Designs in Higher Education”

The course will focus on liberal arts and sciences model of higher education, which becomes increasingly relevant in Russia following the appeals for more individualized and flexible university education. Is it the most promising direction of higher education and does it really provide “competencies of the future”? How do graduates fit the demands of a constantly changing labor market? In which aspects does traditional education lose points to liberal arts… Read more

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… Read more