The NYI Global Institute of Cultural, Cognitive and Linguistic Studies is an advanced study program with focus on linguistics, cognitive, and critical cultural studies. V-NYI is proudly transnational, global, and welcomes participants from all countries who believe in intellectual pursuits, peace, and cooperation.
NYI believes that traditional academic boundaries inadvertently prevent young intellectuals from engaging many important areas of modern inquiry which do not fall neatly into disciplinary frames, including the cognitive sciences, which study the workings of the human mind, and critical cultural studies, which concentrate on comparative aspects of human societies. NYI is proud to have gathered an international group of faculty who are not only specialists in their fields, but also have experience working in intercultural environments.
V-NYI is a non-affliliated, borderless program. Students from all countries are welcome. US students can participate for credit through Stony Brook International Academic Programs.
Historical note: until 2019, NYI was held in St. Petersburg every summer from 2003-2019, and was a joint project of Stony Brook University (NY), and The Herzen State Pedagogical University.
In summer 2020, NYI was held in the Virtual Sky, as V-NYI. 247 students in 43 countries participated.
In January, 2021, V-NYI held its first ever Winter Session, Jan. 18-29, 2021 with 243 students in 46 countries.
V-NYI #3 was held July 16-30, 2021. The third virtual institute welcomed 236 students in 41 countries.
V-NYI #4 was held Jan. 10-21, 2022. The fourth virtual institute welcomed 196 students in 36 countries.
V-NYI #5 was held July 15-29, 2022. The fifth virtual institute welcomed 350 students in 53 countries.
NYI stands strongly against war in any form.