UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


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UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES)

The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is the world’s leading institution for research and teaching on Russia, the Baltics, and Central, Eastern and South-East Europe. The School’s mission is to foster cross-disciplinary approaches to area studies, using expertise in our primary geographical region to generate knowledge and understanding of the broader world. Our work is organized into four interrelated programmes: Economics and Business; History; Languages and Culture; Politics and Sociology. With our spectacular library and award-winning building in the heart of London, at the centre of a vibrant network of national and international connections, SSEES provides a unique and dynamic environment where students acquire the expertise and skills that employers want, including an unparalleled range of languages.

SSEES also leads the inter-university Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies (CEELBAS), the International Masters in Economy, State, and Society (IMESS), participates in the FP7 network project, ANTICORRP, funds the FRINGE Centre and runs the UCL Mellon Programme.

EU Referendum 2016: SSEES debates

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DATE AND TIME NOW CHANGED! On 9th June the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies will come together to debate the EU referendum, specifically focusing on Eastern Europe, migration and security. We invite the public and academic community alike to come along and engage with the issue, in order to decide for yourself whether Brexit is the right course of action. Register now

View more SSEES commentary on the BREXIT debate here

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