Strelka Institute offers a 9-month postgraduate educational programme in English that focuses on the urban environment. Education at Strelka is cross-disciplinary and is based around the ESPAC model (economics, social & political studies, art & culture). Education at Strelka aims to provide an understanding of the challenges that urbanism faces today, and its correlations with other disciplines that also examine and have an impact on city space. The program offers an array of lectures, discussions, and workshops with designers, architects, government officials, city activists and entrepreneurs. Over the course of studies, students will be distributed among four or five studios to work on their research projects.

Strelka welcomes young professionals from anywhere in the world who share the institute’s ultimate ambition to improve society by changing the landscape and want to actively participate in shaping the future. Diversity of cultural and professional backgrounds is essential to providing a unique working experience. Students are encouraged to pursue projects that merge cross-disciplinary research and integrated design, focusing on one of four or five themes that explore the diverse perspectives of the city. In the past, these themes have included: Preservation, Public Space, Thinning, Urban Culture, Hinterland, and Megacity, among others.

Following their studies at Strelka our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of settings, including collaborating on projects with city administrations, heading architectural competitions, and authoring books. They are also employed in various government departments and agencies, like the Russian Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Transportations, as well as Russian and international architecture bureaus like AMO, Herzog & De Meuron, Bureau Meganom and Bureau Alexander Brodsky, or go on to teach at Strelka and other schools of urbanism.

The academic year lasts from October 1 to June 30. All students receive full funding in the amount of 39 200 rub (980 euros) monthly.

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