UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Recent Landmarks

Professor Michael Arthur shakes hands with Professor Jan Kubik…

14 January 2015

Launch of SSEES Centenary and welcome of new SSEES Director

The centenary year of SSEES was launched at a reception on 14 January by UCL President and Provost, Professor Michael Arthur...>>

Slavoj Žižek…

26 November 2013

Slavoj Žižek at UCL SSEES

SSEES welcomed the renowned Slovene philosopher, Slavoj Žižek, and Croatian philosopher Srećko Horvat...>>

The Globe Theatre…

14 May 2012

Macedonian Minister of Culture attends Roundtable 

Macedonian Minister of Culture, Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska and the Macedonian Ambassador, Marija Efremova attended a roundtable discussion...>>

22 March 1990: Visit of Václav Havel to SSEES…

18 December 2011

SSEES marks death of Vaclav Havel, former President of Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic

Václav Havel visited SSEES in March 1990  as his country's new head of state...>>

Bulgarian Minister of Education, Sergei Ignatov, signs the visitor's book.…

10 March 2011

SSEES welcomes Minister of Education of Bulgaria

Discussion with Sergei Ignatov focused on the invaluable role of the Bulgarian Lecturer post at SSEES... >>

HE President Pál Schmitt with IMESS and research students at SSEES…

17 January 2011

Hungarian President visits

The President discussed his key mission to promote the Hungarian language and to support lifelong learning... >>

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico…

17 November 2009

Slovak Prime Minister delivers inaugural lecture

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico visited UCL to deliver an inaugural lecture entitled 'Slovakia in the 21st Century'... >>

Igor Slobodnik…

7 May 2009

Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia visits

Igor Slobodnik was accompanied by the Slovak Director for Security Policy to talk about Slovak studies at SSEES... >>

Robin Aizlewood and Tomas Venclova…

24 March 2009

Poet Tomas Venclova visits

Tomas Venclova, one of Europe's great poets, visited UCL to take part in a discussion with Robin Aizlewood... >>

HE Mr Skender Hyseni (previous Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo)…

20 November 2008

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo at roundtable discussion

The discussion was chaired by Andrew Sparkes, then HM Ambassador to Pristina... >>

Bruce George MP addressing the NATO PA Economics and Security Committee…

23 April 2008

SSEES hosts NATO visit

Slavo Radošević, Tomasz Mickiewicz and Chris Gerry gave presentations to 30 members of the delegation... >>

Dr Tõnis Lukas signs the Visitor's Book during his visit to SSEES…

25 February 2008

Estonian Minister of Education and Research visits

Dr Tõnis Lukas met SSEES staff working in the field of Baltic Studies... >>

HE Dr Dušan Čaplovič speaking to Tim Beasley-Murray, Robin Aizlewood and Tomasz Mickiewicz with HE Mr Juraj Zervan, the Slovak Ambassador to the UK…

22 February 2008

Slovak Deputy Prime Minister discusses innovation and entrepreneurship at SSEES

Dr Dušan Čaplovič met with SSEES academics to discuss cooperation between SSEES and Slovak universities... >>

Jacek Rostowski…

16 November 2007

Former SSEES Professor appointed Polish Minister of Finance

Professor Jacek Rostowski was appointed as the Minister of Finance of the Polish government... >>

Robert Fico, Slovak Prime Minister, and UCL Provost, Malcolm Grant…

12 June 2007

Slovak Prime Minister visits

Dr Robert Fico, a former Masaryk Scholar at SSEES, discussed his government and Slovak domestic and foreign policy... >>

Unveiling of the Pares Silver…

11 May 2007

Unveiling of the Pares Silver

The Ambassador of the Russian Federation and Sir Bernard Pares' family members attended the unveiling... >>

Rt Hon Charles Clark MP…

20 April 2007

CEELBAS launches

Rt Hon Charles Clark MP joined then President & Provost Malcolm Grant at the Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies opening... >>


26 October 2006

IMESS launches

The International Masters in Economy, State & Society, the leading MA in comparative area studies launched in 2006... >>

Baiba Rivža signs the Visitor's Book during her visit to SSEES…

July 2006

Latvian Minister of Education visits

Baiba Rivža discussed matters of mutual interest and potential future collaboration with SSEES... >>

Lennart Meri…

14 March 2006

SSEES marks death of former Estonian President Lennart Meri

Lennart Meri helped foster ties between SSEES and Estonia during his keynote lecture in 1999... >>

HE Petra Buzková inaugurates the Masaryk Senior Common Room…

10 January 2006

Czech Republic's Minister of Education, Youth & Sport visits

Petra Buzková inaugurated the new Masaryk Senior Common Room during her visit... >>

Magdaléna Vášáryová…

9 November 2005

Slovak Deputy Foreign Minister leads roundtable discussion

Magdaléna Vášáryová presented a paper dealing with the development of NGOs... >>

The Director hands over to HE Václav Klaus a photograph of the visit of President Masaryk to SSEES in 1923…

19 October 2005

The Princess Royal officially opens new building ceremony

The ceremony took place on SSEES' 90th anniversary... >>

Lubomir Zaoralek delivers his lecture…

10 March 2005

Chair of the Chamber of Deputies of Czech Parliament visits

Ambassadors, diplomats, academics and students attended a lecture by Lubomír Zaorálek... >>

Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland, delivers his speech…

5 May 2004

President of Poland delivers keynote address

Aleksander Kwaśniewski also unveiled the foundation stone during his state visit... >>

Signing off ceremony for the new SSEES building…

14 July 2003

New SSEES building is signed off

A new chapter for SSEES began with the signing off ceremony for the School's new building... >>