Winter Schools

Russian State Social University (RSSU) organizes Winter School each year for students, teachers and social workers. Winter school is short courses (about 2 weeks) which help to develop skills, knowledge and familiarize with foreign experience. The participants meet leading Russian and foreign specialists and researchers, and also learn about Russian culture and traditions. Over the short course, students study the basics topics of Russian, American and Israel social work and put their new skills to use in interacting with professors and students (who also speak English).

In 2016 Winter school participants had opportunity to meet leading Russian and foreign specialists and researchers:

Peter Vietze (Ph.D, Montclair State University, USA),
Deborah L. Vietze (Ph.D, City University of New York, USA),
Dorit Roer-Strier (Ph.D , The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, which is in top QS world universities),
Julia Mirsky (Ph.D, Ben-Gurion University, Israel),
Mikhail Firsov (Ph.D, Faculty of Social Work. Director of Scientific and Educational Centre of Transversal and Cross-Cultural Social Work RSSU),
Valeria Sizikova (Ph.D, Dean of Faculty of Social Work RSSU),
Peter Pavlenok (Ph.D, RSSU),
Sergey Tetersky( Ph.D, RSSU).

At the end of the official part of the school, the participants are awarded with certificates. 

How to apply?

If you would like to join the International Winter School 2017, please contact: and

For more detailed information please contact Mikhail Firsov - Director of the Scientific and Educational Centre for the Transversal and Cross - Cultural Social Work of RSSU: +7 925 0372738.