Faculty of Social and Cultural Project Management

The Faculty of Social and Cultural Project Management prepares visionaries and strategists of social and cultural design, initiators, creators, and members of creative teams and startups, employees and leaders of public cultural institutions.


Ekaterina Kalachikova is the Dean of the Faculty and the head of the Directorate of Educational Programs Related to Culture and Art of the Moscow Department of Culture, Master of Arts in Cultural Management (The University of Manchester).

Faculty History

The Faculty of Cultural Management was opened in 1998. The new faculty was initiated by Sergey Zuev, who was appointed Rector of the MSSES in 2011. At that time, similar to other UK universities, the University of Manchester did not have a Cultural Management Faculty. Thus Teodor had to search for a UK university to validate this program. The University of Aberdeen was the one. When the Cultural Management discipline was launched in Manchester, the training program was further validated by the University of Manchester.
The Shaninka residents have created a new profession, namely, a culture manager.

Previously Russian intellectuals were engaged in general culture-related issues, while managers supervised everything at all. No one would ever think that culture can and should be managed, and to do so you need professional skills.

Now this profession is in great demand. And almost anyone who has achieved something meaningful in this profession is a Shaninka graduate.

Alexander Arkhangelsky, TV presenter, literary critic, professor at the Higher School of Economics