Project Design Session 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 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.

    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). Tune-in to the online broadcast of the plenary discussions!

    Click to view this year finalists’ profiles

    Online broadcast with synchronous Russian translation here

    Team members (day 1)
    Team members (day 2)
    Team members (day 3)



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