The Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) is one of the world's leading research institutes in its field. CREES is a multi-disciplinary centre with a strong orientation towards the social sciences and history. CREES is an integrated part of the Department of Political Science and International Studies although associate members of CREES are based in many 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. This is reflected in CREES' research and teaching interests that cut across Eastern and Western Europe.
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.
- Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The Ukrainian government has announced that it will mount a full-scale military operation to regain control of the east of the country and has set a deadline of 6am on Monday morning for occupied government buildings to be evacuated by armed protesters.
- Tuesday 15th April 2014
- Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). Ukraine appears to be heading towards another crisis. Protests in the eastern cities of Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk have turned violent and pro-Russian protesters occupied government buildings, calling for a referendum on independence. In Donetsk, in an eerie echo of events in Crimea, separatists went one step further and have now proclaimed their own independent Donetsk People's Republic and asked Russia for support.
- Thursday 10th April 2014
- Reflecting the significant interest in the theme of migration among doctoral researcher, CREES/POLSIS organized a special seminar, The Production of Migrants in Contemporary Capitalism
- Wednesday 9th April 2014
- The Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) Departmental Seminar. Speakers: Tim Bale (Queen Mary), Isabelle Hertner, Tim Haughton (POLSIS) and Nathaniel Copsey (Aston University).
- Wednesday 2nd April 2014
- Written by recent CREES PhD graduate Victoria Hudson. In the information age, success is not merely the result of whose army wins, but also of whose story wins." The words of Harvard scholar Joseph Nye have been borne out in Ukraine.
- Wednesday 26th March 2014
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