From July 13 to August 1, three students of the Tyumen State University School of Advanced Studies (SAS) got an internship at the CYLAND Media Art Lab. The 3-week educational intensive included lectures, seminars, and master classes led by artists and curators of the laboratory as well as a number of creative and practical tasks. During the internship the students got acquainted with the CYLAND’s main fields of activity, discussed contemporary curatorial practices and experimental institutional models, studied history and ways of archiving sound and video art, learned more about cutting-edge PR and art mediation strategies. Communication between students and the CYLAND team was taking place over Zoom.
The School of Advanced Studies (SAS), a new and rapidly growing institution at the University of Tyumen, central to the university’s strategy supported by the Russian Academic Excellence project 5top100, opened in 2017. The strategic goal of SAS is to contribute to the global debate on the most important problems in the area of 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.
At the moment SAS employs full-time faculty from 12 countries, most of whom received their PhDs from best universities in the USA, Canada, and Europe; they comprise several interdisciplinary research teams which create the School’s distinct academic profile.
The educational program of SAS offers students the opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary study across the social sciences and humanities, extending to their intersection with information technology and the biological sciences, and offering wide latitude and personal choice regarding the individual’s educational path.