The Metaprogramme “Skills4Future” is a campus-wide project initiated for bachelor students focused on acquiring 4 soft skills – collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.
Each student benefits from the learning experience in one of the intellectual labs developed by leading professors of HSE – St Petersburg. Within the Intellectual Lab, guided by the Lab’s tutors, the students will work on a particular problem to work out the solutions. On top of the Lab’s activities, the metaprogramme includes a series of workshops and guest lectures.
The Intellectual Lab “Humans and Environmental Change” is supervised by Julia Lajus. The Lab encourages the students to think about the ecological challenges of today as being rooted in the past and tightly connected with the history of human society. Students will analyze problem situations in the human-nature relationship and present their own historically informed solutions to specific cases, which may include adaptation of cities to climate change, building nuclear power plants close to recreation zones, the use of gene modification to maintain biodiversity, and other issues.