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Creating a Different Research Institution: 2018 Competition

March 6, 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 in Tyumen (Siberia, Russia) 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, life sciences and IT, will be offered full-time faculty positions at SAS. Tune-in to the online broadcast of the plenary discussions!

The Project Design Session will take place on 8-11 March 2018; plenary meetings will be broadcast online on 9, 10, 11 March at 10:00am (GMT). Click to view online broadcast:

This year's finalists received their PhDs from the U of Michigan, National U of Singapore, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, McGill U, Queen’s U Belfast, Boston U, U of Helsinki, Indiana U Bloomington, Pennsylvania State U, Sorbonne U, Queensland U of Technology, Hanyang U, U of Novi Sad, Johns Hopkins U, U of Cologne, U Catholique de Louvain, Emory U, Ghent U, SUNY, University of California Davis and Durham U.

School of Advanced Studies, which opened in 2017 at the University of Tyumen, Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 participant, aims to contribute to the global debate in social sciences and humanities, life sciences and IT and to provide a unique, high-quality education for the best prepared, most talented, and most highly motivated students from Russia and abroad.

SAS research program relies on multidisciplinary research teams integrated into global academic networks; these teams replace traditional disciplinary departments and ensure intensive communication among faculty members within and across disciplines. At present, SAS employs 16 faculty from 9 countries that comprise 3 multidisciplinary research teams and teaches 1-st year students in its BA program.

Join us in March to experience the discussion across disciplinary boundaries and watch the formation of innovative research projects. You will be able to ask teams challenging questionsonline when you connect in real time with SAS on Live via Facebook:

Click to view this year finalists’ profiles: