School of Education is a project created by the Universal University, a major Russian university for creative industries. From 2003 we have paid special attention to researching latest teaching approaches and introducing progressive, evidence-based teaching methods to creative education.

Since its foundation, the University has served as a platform for creating a new educational landscape and rethinking traditional approaches. Our goal is to share the expertise we have accumulated at the Universal University to add to the education of the future.

about the school

university faculties

our curators and teachers

  • Sonya Smyslova
    Programme Director and Curator of the School of Education
  • Darya Ilishkina
    Co-curator of the School of Education, postgraduate student at Maastricht University, pedagogical designer, co-author of CRAFT / ED
  • Aram Pakhchanyan
    Curator of the programme "Management and leadership in education", programme director, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ayb Foundation
  • Renata Gizatulina
    Instructional designer, consultant and curator of educational programs
  • Alexander Nenashev

    Head of bureau

  • Alexander Fenin

    Product Researcher of the Digital School Platform by Sberbank
  • Victoria Elkina
    Head of BIOCAD Corporate University
  • Ekaterina Cherkes-zade
    Rector of Universal University
  • Asya Fursova
    Dean of the School of Education
  • Anastasia Serazetdinova

    Academic Director of Adriatic College in Montenegro
  • Alexander Grigoriev
    Class Supervisor and English Teacher at The New School
  • Mikhail Sverdlov
    Product Development and Digital Transformation Trainer, ex-Director of Development at Skypro
  • Наргиз Асадова
    Member of the governing team of the European Gymnasium
  • Ekaterina Saminskaya
    Designer of educational experience in Yandex.Practicum
  • Alexander Sychev
    Director of Presium Education, lecturer at SKOLKOVO Business School
  • Galina Turchak
    Andragog, Narrative Practitioner, Skillbox Learning Assistant
  • Petr Mazaev
    Historian, head of the Social Sciences department at Khoroshkola, founder of Cultural Projects Laboratory
  • Irina Sergeeva
    BSHD tutor, Chief Marketing Officer at Sber Design School
  • Alexey Golubitskiy
    Head of the "School of the Future", a public school in Bolshoye Isakovo village
  • Tatiana Khavenson
    Director of the Department of Educational Programmes, HSE Institute of Education
  • Natalia Aksakova
    Head of Managing Director Office, SAP Russia
  • Sergey Kazarnovsky
    Head of the education center No. 686 "Class-Center", a public school
  • Anton Tkachenko
    Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Head of the Tutoring Service of the Private School "Golden Section", Methodist of the program "Teacher for   Russia"
  • Natalia Belova
    Psychologist of the Private School "Golden Section", methodologist of the program "Teacher for # nbsp; Russia" and # nbsp; educational project "Noogen. Educational extreme ".
  • Katerina Polivanova
    Academic Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary Childhood, Institute of Education, National Research HSE University
  • Lily Brainis
    Director of the Shalash Charitable Foundation, social psychologist and pedagogue
  • Alexander Minkin
    Head of the game solutions studio "Noon"
  • Marina Harahordina
    Head of the methodical department Skillbox
  • Artem Gusev
    Verb Founder, TEDx Organizer
  • Maxim Scriabin
    Director of Education, PostNauka.Academy
  • Daria Vasyanina
    Product owner LIME, ex-Skillbox senior product manager
  • Natalya Vorobieva
    CPO at GoPractice Inc.
  • Elena Lopatina
    Product Director at Sistema Charitable Foundation, ex-Marketing Director Yandex Uchebnik
  • Elena Bulin-Sokolova
    General Director of the ANO "Center for the Development of the Educational Environment"
  • Dmitry Abbakumov
    Head of the Center for Psychometrics and Educational Analytics, Yandex Practicum
  • Anna Timofeeva
    Consulting Director, Leader of the "Work with Talents" practice at ECOPSY
  • Ekaterina Barabanova
    Director of HR Development, Rostelecom
  • Brun Irina
    Lecturer at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Director of R&D of the consulting company Formatta
  • Vyacheslav Yurchenkov
    Head of the Center for the Development of Educational Technologies; Project Manager EduTech Club, SberUniversity
  • Galina Larionova
    HR expert in education, author of the Telegram channel "HR in education"
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school values
ability to learn
We believe that educators embody life-long learning. Their programmes enhance self-directed learning skills and equip students with the tools to keep learning long after the course ends.
understanding the context and critical thinking
We are certain that education reflects and informs the reality. Therefore, all our educational programmes develop the skills crucial to understand, analyze, and interpret the nuances of the contemporary world and the world of the future.
learner-centered approach
We begin the design of our courses with people in mind. We create organic, learner-centered educational environments and pass this value to our students.
creative thinking
In a world that already has everything but still demands new solutions, the skill to reinvent education is critical. We aim to instill the audacity to rethink the reality in all our students.
learning from the community
We strive to shape our students into the community of fellow-thinkers, the community of people who value one another's contribution to learning and who recognize the importance to maintain this value in their own lives.
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