The Day was held online on February 21. Professors and applicants learned about educational programs and discussed admission. Meetings with heads of institutes and faculties were traditionally divided into sections.
You can follow the schedule of Open Days here. You can learn more about the educational programs of RSUH on the page of Admissions-2021.
Dr. Svetlana Konacheva, Head of the Master's program “Historical, Philosophical and Social Research” of the Faculty of Philosophy, spoke about the Russian-French educational trajectory. The participants of this program can have an educational internship in France and receive two diplomas (RSUH, University Paris-VIII).
“Our Master's program is focused on independent research activities. From the first year on, students begin to work with academic supervisors and actively develop their research projects. We can say that this is where the students begin their academic research journey,” said Dr. Konacheva.
She added that the faculty members of the program give lectures at universities in Russia and Europe, publish in Russian and international journals and are regular participants in leading conferences around the world.
The graduate will be proficient in various formats of academic writing and oral presentation, and will also be able to conduct independent research using critical thinking and logical reasoning techniques.
Dr. Elena Barysheva, Dean of the Faculty of History, spoke about the role of theoretical education in the academic and professional activities of students. She focused on the major "Historical Analysis: Modern Approaches and Methods".
“Our students attend practical analysis classes not only in libraries and at the Department, but also in Russian Historical Society. In addition, they do their research at the Foundation “History of the Fatherland”,” added Dr. Barysheva.
The graduate will have the theoretical and practical skills that will enable him/her to carry out expert historical analysis and assessment of any social projects.
Dr. Galina Tsvetkova, professor of the Department of Political Sociology and Social Technologies, spoke about the Master's programs at the Faculty of Sociology. She noted that all the programs are aimed at the training of practical sociologists capable of working in the field of management consulting and social technologies, as well as in political consulting.
Today, the Faculty of Sociology offers Master's programs "Political Consulting", "Sociology of Marketing and New Information Technologies" and "Management Consulting and Social Technologies".
The Faculty employs experts with experience in organizing and conducting field sociological research at both all-Russian and international levels.
“Our Master's programs provide students with the opportunity to interact with the renowned experts who are widely recognized in the academic community. We are making great efforts to ensure that our students receive up-to-date competitive knowledge, ”said Dr. Tsvetkova.
Special attention is also paid to academic activities. Students take an active part in annual conferences, projects (such as research grants), and publish their works in leading publications (RSCI, Scopus).
An important feature is an opportunity to conduct targeted research. For example, students interested in studying Slavic languages may choose to major in "Slavic languages and literature in a European context": "Our philological central European studies program is a one of a kind in Russia," said Dr. Dmitry Polyakov, Associate Professor of the Department of Slavic Studies and Central European Studies, - so the only approach can be an individual one. Therefore, our curriculum includes a large number of specialized programs."
Future masters can also enter the field of interdisciplinary research: “Culturology is a good way to structure existing knowledge and goals, which you can use in the future, or you can use it to find something new ”- noted Dr. Arkady Perlov, Director of the Center of European Cultures.