UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


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UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

UCL SSEES is one of the world's leading institutes specialising in Central, Eastern, South-Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Our faculty are uniquely distinguished in their research, teaching and professional activities and we offer distinctive programmes in: Economics & Business, History, Languages & Culture, and Politics & Sociology. 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 and runs the UCL Mellon Programme.

In 2015, SSEES is celebrating its centenary. A range of events and celebrations are taking place, further details of which can be found on our Centenary webpages.

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Graduate (Research)


SSEES 100: A Season of Film

Showcasing the national cinemas of Russia and Eastern, Central and South East Europe, co-hosted by the British Film Institute. 

Cyprus and the Euro: Lessons Learnt

Join us for the first Economics and Business Centre seminar of the 2014-15 series. The talk will explain how Cyprus came close to leaving the euro in March 2013. It will highlight the role played by its banking system that became too big to fail, too big to save and too big to regulate.  It will also analyse the lessons that can be learnt for the euro, bank regulation and resolution and central bank independence