OpUS Open University

OpUS is a part of the ecosystem of Skolkovo Innovation Centre. It is a source of prospective applicants (Masters and PhD) for the future Skolkovo University, a source of interns for Skolkovo partner companies, a source of projects for business incubators. OpUS is not an educational institution, it does not award diplomas upon completion of education, nor is not tied to any particular location.

OpUS Mission — to develop students’ imagination and creativity, showing the diversity of current world views and types of thinking. World-leading researchers and practitioners allow the OpUS to look beyond technological frontiers, helping it to ask the most important questions, to which there are no answers for the time being.

OpUS is a series of lectures, master classes, and educational courses by leading thinkers, scientists and practitioners. It is a supported and moderated network of self-education, internship training and seasonal schools, including those at partner companies and in the world’s leading higher educational establishments.

OpUS educational programme develops leading-edge knowledge in the priority research and development areas of Skolkovo (energetics, biomedicine, space, informational technologies, nuclear technologies), academic and innovative competencies (foresight, forecasting, thinking, projecting), entrepreneur competence, experience in team work on projecting and solving inter-disciplinary problems.

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