UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)



SSEES hosts a number of interdisciplinary research centres, groups and funded projects which aim to help us expand our understanding of the region.

Our mission is to create in-depth knowledge of Russia and Eastern Europe in regional, comparative, transnational, and global contexts, and to promote and disseminate an understanding of our region to the wider world; developing multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and multi-method approaches to knowledge creation and to teaching; and to enhance the development of area studies at UCL and among the wider academic community. 


SSEES Impact

Multidisciplinary, area-based research – on Central, South Eastern and Eastern Europe, and Russia – conducted by experts at UCL SSEES enriches our understanding of the region, informing both real-world policy and the public.

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Research Centres and Seminar Series

SSEES hosts a large number of Seminar Series and Research Centres, with an aim to disseminate research through a range of events and activity. 

SSEES Front Grill

Academic Visits to SSEES

Information for post-doctoral, mid-career or senior scholars interested in visiting UCL or SSEES. 


Funded Research Projects

Current and previous Funded Research Projects at UCL SSEES

SSEES Library

Library Research Guides

A selection of reliable resources on topics and events in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. The content is developed and curated by the SSEES library's specialist staff.

SSEES Taviton Street

SSEES Research Blog

The SSEES Research blog provides accessible, high-quality analysis and discussion of Central, Eastern and South-East Europe and Russia, drawing on the research of UCL SSEES academics. 

REF 2021 poster

REF 2021

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) results were announced in May 2022. UCL has come 2nd in the UK for resarch power. 

Poland Map

Polish Migration

A collection of resources, profiles and publications for anyone interested in contemporary Polish migration.

Berat, Albania

Alexander Nash Albanian Studies Programme

A two-year Fellowship with a research focus on Albania and Albanians.  


Partnership with Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC)

Information on the partnership between SSEES & SRC, Japan's national center for Slavic & Eurasian Studies. 

Flagship Journals


The research of UCL SSEES scholars is published in books and peer-reviewed journals. SSEES is also extremely active as a publisher.

Andrew Mellon Foundation

UCL Mellon Programme

The UCL Mellon Programme is a collaboration between UCL and the Andrew W Mellon Foundation of New York 

Applying for Early Career Fellowships hosted at SSEES

SSEES regularly puts forward Early Career Researchers (ECRs) for British Academy, Leverhulme Trust and other similar fellowship schemes. If you are interested in applying for such a fellowship via SSEES, you should in the first instance contact a relevant member of academic staff who could act as your supervisor/mentor, to explore their suitability and fit. SSEES internally peer reviews prospective applications and only puts forward those assessed as of the highest quality.

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