School of Slavonic & East European Studies

IMESS students in Budapest
IMESS students in Budapest

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 BA, MA and PhD 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.


Welcome to SSEES

We extend a warm welcome to Dr Uku Lember the 2015 Estonian Visiting Scholar. More...

Published: Mar 19, 2015 2:21:52 PM

PhD Success

Congratulations to Nick Prindiville who successfully defended his thesis, More...

Published: Mar 13, 2015 4:08:09 PM


A dining room in 1960's Poland

SSEES 100: A Sociologist Abroad - Understanding Poland Under Communism 

Over the last few years, there has emerged a growing publishing industry aimed at providing images and insights in what life was like in Poland under communism for those who were barely touched by it. More...

Starts: Mar 26, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Polish migrants in the UK

SSEES 100: Polish Migrants' Experience of Life in the UK since 2004

Ten years since Poland’s EU accession, it seems appropriate to take stock of the current state of knowledge about Polish migration to the UK.  More...

Starts: Apr 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM