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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: Director's Statement, 24 June 2016

"In the light of the referendum’s result I want to reaffirm – first of all – SEESS’s steadfast commitment to the principles of international collaboration and solidarity. They constitute the unchallengeable base of our educational mission. Our staff and students come from all over the world and we cherish this soul and mind nurturing diversity.." Continue reading

Prior to the referendum, SSEES academics provided expert analysis through debate, published articles, interviews and blogs. View SSEES commentary on the brexit debate

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SSEES PhD Student Wins EC Funding

SSEES PhD student Piotr Godzisz, representing the Polish LGBT rights organisation Lambda Warsaw, has won European Commission co-funding for a project entitled 'Come Forward: Empowering and Supporting Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes' with the University of Brescia (Italy).

Visit to SSEES by Canadian-Ukrainian students

On 28 June 2016 SSEES hosted a group of students and recent university graduates from across Canada (Toronto, St Catherine’s, Ottawa, Edmonton and Winnipeg) who were on a study trip organised by the Paul Yuzyk Institute for Youth Leadership.