Academic partners

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences is an example of successful international partnership in education. Since its founding, the work of the first liberal arts program in Russia has drawn the attention of many Russian and foreign educational and research institutions, cultural centers and, charity foundations that support our project.

Bard College

Bard College (NY, USA) is the Faculty's main academic partner and a leading American liberal arts college.

Bard College currently boasts 50 academic programs, from philosophy and advanced mathematics to painting and the history of cinema.The Department includes renowned artists, writers, and public figures from around the world, working alongside academic experts and scholars.

Today Bard College is distinguished by its innovative programs and constantly evolving curricula in the arts, literature, and social and natural sciences. Bard's bold initiatives in education and cultural programming have earned it a Leading position in the cultural life of the state and country, as well as the support of numerous foundatios, government agencies, and private individuals.

Thanks to the breadth of knowledge they acquire at Bard, graduates of the College find success not only in science or the arts, but also in business, government, and finance—anywhere that requires a creative approach and unconventional solutions.

Consortium of the European Liberal Arts Universities

European universities today are once again recognizing the traditions of liberal arts. Recent economic and social transformations force the system of higher education to adjust to the needs of a new global world. The model of liberal arts education corresponds to the changing demands of contemporary society and knowledge-based economy.

On June 30th, 2012 the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between St.Petersburg State University and three European universities that implement liberal arts programs.

  • Jacobs University Bremen (Germany)
  • University College Utrecht (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • Gotland University (Sweden)

The cooperation of the universities under the Memorandum is known by the working title "Consortium of the European liberal arts universities."

The framework of the Consortium allows for the exchange of knowledge and practices of liberal education and for consolidation of resources for organizing various joint educational and research activities—courses, academic exchange programs, international conferences, research projects and publications.