The Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) is one of the world's leading research institutes in its field. CREES is a multi-disciplinary centre drawing together expertise from the College of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Law and the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. Many of the members of CREES are based in the Department of Political Science and International Studies although many others are based in different departments across the university.
While our expertise is firmly grounded in the former states of the USSR and Eastern Europe, we recognise the global importance of this region.
The Centre for Russian and East European Studies offers a highly flexible degree programme, with a range of options within each year:
CREES is a research oriented, multi disciplinary centre with wide ranging expertise and long standing excellence in researching Russia and Eastern Europe.
CREES has been very successful in obtaining external research grants, for example from the ESRC, Leverhulme Trust and UK Government departments.
- Dr Tim Haughton participated in a panel in Brussels discussing the past, present and future of European integration.
- Friday 24th October 2014
- Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The EU-Asia Summit in Milan, Italy, delivered little, if any, tangible progress to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Relations between Russia and Ukraine's major European allies remain just a few degrees above a new Cold War-style ice age. And with only a preliminary gas deal achieved between Kiev and Moscow this may be quite literally true for Ukrainians as winter approaches.
- Monday 20th October 2014
- ICCS hosts a number of seminars throughout the year which focuses on a number of different topics. Listen to the latest podcasts from our recent events.
- Tuesday 14th October 2014
- Our Undergraduate Open Days offer you the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current undergraduates and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
- Tuesday 7th October 2014
- Dr Derek Averre of CREES spoke about Europe and the Ukraine crisis at a book launch at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS) in Oslo.
- Thursday 2nd October 2014
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