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.
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.