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Novosibirsk State University is located at the heart of Akademgorodok, a world-famous research center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It was founded in the 1960s in the Siberian taiga as the birth place for new ideas and technologies. Now it's a world-class research and educational cluster with 35 research institutes, an innovative Technopark and the University at the heart of this well-balanced systemю
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About the course
The course is aimed at establishing a new area of study, based on a comparative analysis of Western and Eastern cultural patterns. The study of inter-cultural dynamics will be anchored within the framework of ancient and modern cultural history covering a vast area both
geographically and temporally, from the Western World to the Far East.
Participating students will be able to reexamine such typical stereotypes,
as the "civilizational approach", the concept of a "clash of civilizations",
etc., and – through specific topics – will be able to appreciate the
complexity of cultural identity in the past and present.
The course will consist of a series of lectures and workshops that will introduce participants to x various interdisciplinary subjects, including the following:
Navigation and trade of ideas between East and West
Time and temporality
Tastes differ:
aesthetic preferences
in cultural prospective
The concept of law and justice in transition
The idea of the past
in Western and Eastern societies
Application requirements
Undergraduates and postgraduates students from any institutions worldwide
The level of the course is introductory and suitable for undergraduate students
The course is recommended for students interested in philosophy, religion, history and culture
Students involved in studies of contemporary cultural change and interactions might be interested in the course
Good command of English is required
Skills and knowledge
students will gain
The course will introduce participants to a new area of study and research
Acquire new culturological, philosophical, philological
and historiographic skills
Acquire methods
and approaches useful
for your future studies
final assessment
At the end of the course students will write an essay
on a subject selected with the help of advisors.
A certificate of completion will be awarded
to the participants who fulfill all the requirements.
Important dates
February 1
Application Start
April 24
Application Deadline
May 31
Payment Deadline
August 1
Program Start
Application is start
Mandatory fees
Who may apply?
— All students who are currently enrolled at college or university level institutions
— Sufficient English proficiency
For all universities
— Tuition fee
— Study materials
— Cultural activities
— Field trips
— Certificate
Travel, insurance, meals and personal daily expenses should be paid individually
For all universities
Special offers for student groups from partner universities are available
Optional fees
New dormitories are located within 3 minute walk from the University. Students live in block-type dormitories, a block is composed of one or two rooms, plus a bathroom equipped with a shower and a toilet. Single or double room accommodation is available. A furnished kitchen and a leisure room are located on each floor.
Single Room
Per Course
Shared Room
Per Course
The University offers scholarships to cover the cost of Summer School courses.
A limited number of scholarships is available for undergraduate and postgraduate students. To get a scholarship kindly fill out the application form and upload your Motivational letter and Academic Transcripts.
April 24
Scholarship application deadline
April 30
Scholarship recipient announcement
Eugene Afonasin
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor at the Novosibirsk State University, Master of Arts in Medieval Studies, Leading Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy and Law of the SB RAS
Course Director. Expert in in the Philosophy of Law, Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition.
Anna Afonasina
Candidate of Philosophy, Lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Novosibirsk State University

Expert in the History and Comparative
Studies of Religions.
Alexandra Anikina
Candidate of Philosophy (expected in April 2017), Lecturer at the Institute of Medicine and Psychology, Novosibirsk State University

Expert in the Philosophy of History.
Our contacts
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+7 (383) 363-42-92
International Student Recruitment Office
1 Pirogova str., Office 2325
Novosibirsk, Russia, 630090
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