Institute For Social Sciences [RANEPA]

Introduction

What is Institute of Social Sciences:

The Institute is constantly working to launch new degree programs, expand the options of education courses, and create new forms of extracurricular student life under the supervision of Sergey Zuev — Director of the Institute for Social Sciences of RANEPA and a Member of the Academic Council of RANEPA.

Our programs are designed to prepare graduates to be future leaders and professionals in the sphere of global public policy, business, economics and the humanities. Besides taking part in academic conferences, sporting events, competitions, and social projects, students also have opportunities to undertake their own social, educational, and cultural projects.

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Our schools:

Liberal Arts College

One of the two LA projects in Russia was launched in 2014. Liberal arts is a unique system of education popular in America. In the liberal arts system, you study a variety of disciplines (for example science, arts, history, economics, business) while at the same time achieving an in-depth knowledge in the field of your chosen major(s). This structure of the program allows the student to form a truly individualized training program, which provides the graduate with a unique set of competencies. The scientific supervisor of the program is Professor of the University of Oxford (UK), Academic Program Director of the Faculty of Public Administration of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the editorial board of the journals "New Literary Review", "Slavic Review" (USA), "Cahiers de Monde Russe" (France) Andrei Zorin.

The School of Public Policy & Management

The School programs are supported by extensive outreach that includes integrating seminars, speaker series, conferences, roundtables. This format brings together practitioners, students, and faculty along with government, business, and international leaders to contribute to policy debates nationally and internationally. The School faculty includes top researchers in business, economics, political science, and public policy.

School of Media & Communications

The School is training skilled specialists for an array of positions in PR, advertising, digital marketing, and web-design. All programs have a strongly pronounced practical orientation. In teaching the students, particular emphasis is placed on learning digital communication. All vocational subjects are taught by professors with long track records of practical work.

School of Philosophy & Social Sciences

Combines best British and Russian educational practices. Offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate programmes and courses in philosophy and the social sciences. The faculty runs intense international activity, appearing in various scientific journals, and also launches “The Sociology of Power” which is the most respected interdisciplinary social sciences journal in Russia.

School of Design

The school exists since 2011. The Academic staff comprises highly skilled and globally renowned artists, designers, illustrators and art critics. Throughout the entire training period, practical workshops, extra-school lessons in museums, art galleries, branding and advertising agencies are carried out. Apart from that, as early as in their first year of studies, students begin to create their own projects and to present their works at exhibitions and art competition which helps them acquire professional experience.

School of Psychology

The school offers a variety of courses in counseling, psychotherapeutics, abilities’ development, usability, HR, business psychology and career development. The scope of problems regarded are personality development, cognitive psychology, leadership, methods of psychotherapy, problem-solving processes, the theory of the mind in early childhood, bilingualism and human thinking, experts knowledge (high-level achievements in solving particular problems, such as intellectual, managerial, communicative ones, etc.).

School of Advanced Studies in the Humanities

One of the largest Institute for Social Sciences’ divisions, the school exists since 2013. It brings together leading academics in various fields of humanities and offers groundbreaking research and educational opportunities for younger scholars and students in history, philology, cultural, folklore studies, and oriental studies. Schools working here develop and maintain educational programs marked by a combination of a firm theoretical basis with a wide range of practical issues.

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Research Centers

The scientific potential (research base) of the ISS is currently based on more than 15 Research and Expert-Analytical Centers. We are among the Russian top in the field of academic research. Our 15 research centers make a significant contribution to the institute academic life. They handle a huge range of scientific activities, involving both – faculty and students. They do research, publish journals, books, and carry various international events focused on social sciences and humanities. Besides, a wide scope of fields of interest brings a lot of disciplinary interaction which is essential for the contemporary sciences. We are successful because we apply fundamental academic research in an innovative way when dealing with social and individual problems.

  • Research Center for Public Policy and Public Administration
  • School of Advanced studies in the Humanities
  • Research center for Russian Studies
  • Research Center for Resource Economics
  • Research Center for the Development of Educational Systems
  • Research Center for Political and Social Monitoring
  • Center for Sociological Research
  • Research Center for Political Theory and Applied Political Science
  • Town-planning Expertise Center
  • Research Center for Cognitive Studies

Focus areas

Research within the Institute for Social Sciences concentrates on six themes: Public Policy and Public Administration, Humanities, Political Sciences, Social Sciences and Urban Development. Within these six focus areas we research the possibilities and challenges of a sustainable society.

Internationalization Strategy

The mission of the Institute for Social Sciences is to provide high-quality practical orientated degree and non-degree programs for Russian and international students in collaboration with Partner Universities from all over the world. ISS project was conceived to transfer the experience accumulated by the “western” universities to Russia after a period of isolation and elimination of a part of Russia’s academic elite. The question was how to do it without simply outright copying the western universities in the differing conditions of Russia. One of the most important focuses of teachers and employees is turning the ISS into a model for education development – a “firing range” for testing innovations that could be used in higher education throughout Russia. Our main aim is to bring together the best-specialized programs and practices from the well-known Universities into one. Offer the unique educational programs with the same degree as partner University and lower living expenses and tuitions which will allow students to focus on their studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc in Global Leadership

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Today's policy challenges are global and cross-sectoral – they need solutions that come from every sector. They need people who can lead transformational change. They need public servants who know business management, and business people who know the public sector. [+]

Overview Duration of study: 2 years Format: Full-time The language of instruction: English

Today's policy challenges are global and cross-sectoral – they need solutions that come from every sector. They need people who can lead transformational change. They need public servants who know business, and business people who know the public sector. They need men and women who can solve problems, but manage organizations.

Leaders who have the national perspective, and global vision.

That is why the Institute for Social Sciences of the RANEPA has decided to launch in 2018 a ground-breaking graduate program, the MSc in Global Leadership (+MBA/MPA). It combines, for the first time, an international standard, English-language, dual degree program in public and private sector management and leadership. Students can specialize in either an MPA or an MBA, graduating with a dual degree (either MSc+MPA or MSc+MBA).... [-]


MSc in Global Public Policy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The Master of Global Public Policy is a two-year master's program launched in 2014. MGPP is the first degree to offer students the remarkable resources of Russia's two global cities combined in one master's degree with international relations and business management outputs, designed to utilize the strengths of both Moscow and St. Petersburg in an effective fashion. [+]

Overview Duration of study: 2 years Format: Full-time The language of instruction: English

The Master of Global Public Policy is a two-year master's program launched in 2014. MGPP is the first to offer students the remarkable resources of Russia's two global cities combined in one master's degree that is designed to utilize the strengths of both Moscow and St. Petersburg in an effective fashion. The target audience is both broad and deep, encompassing both Russian and international students, and also recent graduates and those with professional experience. Taught entirely in English, this two-year program is jointly offered by the MGPP Program in Moscow and the Department of Comparative Political Studies at the North-West Institute of Management in St. Petersburg, both under RANEPA label. Students come from over a dozen countries around the globe and the world-class faculty also teach at or have advanced degrees from Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, Sorbonne, and other top universities. The program meets international standards and has been carefully benchmarked to the top graduate-level public policy programs around the world. It is designed to prepare graduates as future leaders and professionals, to address global challenges with sound public policy.... [-]


MSc in Project Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Project Management is one of the fastest-growing and most popular areas of business education. It is especially relevant during financial crises and times of limited economic resources. This course is designed for obtaining practical project management skills - an important element in today's international business environment. [+]

Overview Duration of study: 2 years Format: Full-time The language of instruction: English

Project Management is one of the fastest-growing and most popular areas of business education. It is especially relevant during financial crises and times of limited economic resources. Project Management's answer to these challenges is the creation of new ideas and the application of innovative technologies in today’s highly competitive economy.

The aim of this course is to provide managers with skills and expertise to formulate and execute the best possible response to project, communication and risk management. Project Management is highly relevant today with the rising challenge of effective management of projects in the communities, public projects as well as private projects. It is designed to evolve critical thinking and practice in international and industry-specific Project Management.MSc in Project Management is meant to prepare highly-qualified specialists in one of management's most in-demand areas today, as well as to help develop strategic-thinking skills and the ability to accept and implement strategic decisions in varied contexts. The program will also teach students effective management skills for both Russian and international projects.The managers will acquire a balanced blend of quantitative and qualitative tools through theoretical and applied instructional methods. They will learn to initiate, manage and drive change through the use of financial and business competence. This approach to project management has proven to be practical and effective in the world’s leading companies. PM Curriculum ... [-]

MSc in Strategic Communication

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Master of Science in Strategic Communication + MBA/MPA is a dual-degree program designed for executives, managers, and professionals who wish to become effective communication leaders in today's complex global environment. Our program provides students with the opportunity to study various aspects of business corporate and public sector communication theories, techniques, media technologies and develop communication skills. [+]

Overview Duration of study: 2 years Format: Full-time The language of instruction: English

Master of Science in Strategic Communication + MBA/MPA is a dual-degree program designed for executives, managers, and professionals who wish to become effective communication leaders in today's complex global environment. Our program provides students with the opportunity to study various aspects of business corporate and public sector communication theories, techniques, media technologies and develop communication skills.

Master of Science in Strategic Communication + MBA/MPA will prepare you for a career in a wide range of organizations, be they multinational and international businesses, government overseas agencies, international diplomatic organizations, voluntary sector, local government and business consultancies, and communication industry. In two years, this combined program will help you as a leader to develop managerial acumen and expertise as a communicator so as to make a valuable contribution to today's complex world.... [-]


Contact

RANEPA - Institute for Social Sciences

Website http://en.ion.ranepa.ru
Phone +7499 270-29-84