School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities


The School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities is a research and education centre within the RANEPA Institute of Social Sciences. Originally intended as a research organization, SASH brings together leading Russian scholars in the humanities.
They also develop and teach taught programs with strong scientific and applied grounds.

EDUCATION     Liberal Arts program →

SASH scholars teach students under the Liberal Arts program. This is a modern program in the humanities that allows students to choose their major and minor courses themselves. At the moment two BA programs have been developed and are taught:

History program

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Philology and Translation program

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Teaching activity of the SASH departments is based upon the principle of progressive integration of research and education, which allows the students not only to have a sneak peek at the backstage of science, but to join the intensive and compelling research work as well.

Faculty of History

Department of World History
Department of History of Economics
Department of Russian State History

Faculty of Cultural Studies

Department of Cultural Studies and Social Communications


RESEARCH     All Centres →

The SASH focuses on fundamental studies in the humanities.
It brings together 7 research centres as follows:

Centre for Oriental Studies

Centre for Classical Studies

Centre for Theoretical Folklore Studies

Centre for Comprehensive
Historical Studies in State
and Municipal Management

Centre for Studies in History and Literature

Centre for Studies in History and Culture

Centre for Studies in Economic and Social History


STAFF     All Staff →

Leading Russian scholars and professors are on the SASH team.


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SASH functions within the RANEPA Institute for Social Sciences as a separate research and education centre.

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Staff of all the Centres partake in developing taught programs and teaching. The SASH taught programs are not bound to a particular Centre; personnel of several Centres can work under a single taught program.


September 2013
SASH, a new research and education unit, is founded within the RANEPA.
May 2014
A call for admission is opened for the Liberal Arts BA program.
September 2014
The first group of History and Arts and humanities students start their studies under the Liberal Arts BA.
June 2016
SASH is designated a research and education centre.
September 2016
Students start their studies under the Philology and Translation program.
November 2016
The Centre for Studies in History and Literature is founded.

Contact info

    119606, Moscow, Prospekt Vernadskogo, 82, buiding 9
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