What CRCEES does

What CRCEES does

CRCEES dedicates time and resource to supporting activities which demonstrate the impact and strategic importance of research in language based area studies. Activities that support the research and development of knowledge can include partnerships, research networks, business placements (internships) and knowledge exchange in the non-academic sector.

Specifically, CRCEES provides funding to support activities which develop and sustain:

  • partnerships for knowledge exchange with relevant business and public policy organisations (for example, through short-term placements or through other forms of partnership working)
  • research networks and exchanges with academics in the UK and other countries
  • networks to support specialist language subject areas.

We are also part of the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) within the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science which is a unique collaboration between universities in Scotland.

CRCEES offers events, including:

  • academic and practitioner knowledge exchange conferences
  • regular research seminars
  • internships for students and researchers
  • public policy days for the wider community
  • cultural festivals
  • summer schools in the region

The main areas of research interest within the Centre are:

  • aspects of identity and culture and their social, political and economic implications
  • economic and social transformation
  • political transformation and international relations
  • literary, cinematic and cultural developments
  • the politics of language

Countries covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Bosnia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Hungary
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Serbia
  • Montenegro
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan