We are an international Consortium composed of 4 European Universities and 3 non-European degree-awarding universities, with a wide network of associate non-educational partners from business, public policy and NGO communities.
Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary)
Corvinus University of Budapest (the former Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration) is one of Hungary’s leading universities and its history stretches back to 1948. It has numerous BA and MA programmes, joint programmes with partners from the EU, and 4 accredited doctoral schools. Corvinus has received accreditation from renowned AMBA, the Association of MBAs. This international organisation is one of the world's leading authorities on postgraduate business education. Fewer than 300 business schools in the world hold this accreditation, the first in Hungary being Corvinus.
Corvinus with its institutions has 540 academic staff, over 12,000 students and 400 international agreements with universities in over 70 countries. It is a member of several international associations such as the European University Association and the International Association of Universities. Corvinus’ Department of Political Science is one of the most prestigious social science educational units in Hungary: in 2020 it succeeded in being ranked among Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The Faculty teaches at institutional level economics, international studies, sociology, political science and communications at BA, MA and doctoral levels.
Dr Sandor Gallai
University of Glasgow (UK)
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the 4th oldest university in the UK and one of the largest with more than 25,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from more than 140 countires worldwide. The University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of major research-led universities and a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education. It has over 6,000 staff and an annual research income of more than £200M. Its staff make valued contributions to collaborative work with some 200 institutions around the world. It has students from over 120 different countries. The University of Glasgow is officially recognised by the UK government as a centre of excellence for the study of Russian, Central and East European Studies and research in this field has been designated as a strategic priority under the Language-Based Area Studies (LBAS) training pathway for the new Scotland-wide Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Centre.
Central and East European Studies
All staff are research active and visit the region regularly. CEES recognises the value of autonomous and independent research. However, collaborative research with colleagues at Glasgow and other UK-HEIs and with partners in the region is a strong and highly valued element of CEES' research culture as demonstrated by joint publications and collaborateve research projects and activities.
Ilia State University (Georgia)
located in Tbilisi, Georgia, is one of the leading higher education institutions in South Caucasus region focusing on scientific advancement and transferring top notch knowledge to facilitate societal development.
Established in 2006 as a merger of six different institutions, each having a long history and a diverse institutional profile, Ilia State University justly occupies the top position among research universities in South Caucasus (according to SCimago Institutions Rankings).
Its 4 schools (School of Arts and Sciences, School of Natural Sciences and Medicine, School Business, Technology and Educatioan, School of Law) offer distinctive training in their respective directions and along with 30 large and small scale research institutes, centres and stations create in-depth research opportunities in social sciences, humanities, business, law, life sciences, earth sciences, and hard sciences.
ISU has secured unique position in Georgia’s educational system for its contribution to science popularization, boosting entrepreneurial ecosystem of the country and actively carrying out social responsibility projects.
With the highest competition rate for PhD programs in the nation, extensive international ties, more than 16,000 students, over 1100 highly qualified academic and research staff, and with renovated research infrastructure in several Georgia’s regions, ISU has become one of the most desirable universities to study and work for in the country.
ISU is the first university in Georgia to award diploma within Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Program.
International School of Caucasian Studies
ISU’s prestigious International School for Caucasus Studies (ISCS), headed by the prominent Georgian scholar Professor Ghia Nodia, is a leading academic centre in the growing field of Caucasus studies, where students and scholars from different countries will engage in research and teaching activities. Courses are offered in Georgian, English and Russian languages.
Prof. Ghia Nodia
Jagiellonian University (Poland)
The Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364, is the one of the largest and most prestigious in Poland. It is the oldest university in Poland and the second oldest in Central Europe. Distinguished alumni include the cream of Polish intellectual and political leadership, as well as international figures like Nicolaus Copernicus (1491-95) and Pope John Paul II (1938-39, 1942-46). It has over 50,000 students taking degree courses at 16 faculties at several campuses around Krakow.
The Institute of European Studies, part of the Faculty of International and Political Studies, offers interdisciplinary study programmes at BA, MA and doctoral level, focusing particularly on Europe and the processes of Europeanisation. The Institute is involved in various international research and educational projects. It includes a dedicated unit, the Centre for European Studies, specializing in offering MA, BA and Study Abroad programmes taught in English, organizing guest lecture series with international academics, and developing international cooperation networks. It cooperates with various consortia and partner universities worldwide in order to offer an array of double degrees.
KIMEP University (Kazakhstan)
KIMEP University is the
leading business and social sciences school in the independent country created on the territory of the former Soviet Union. Its mission is to develop well-educated citizens to improve the quality of life in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. All programmes are attested by the Ministry of Education and Science, which consistently rates them amongst the very best in their categories. They are taught entirely in English. The curricula have been benchmarked against the highest Western standards and all of them have received European Accreditation by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA). KIMEP faculty are active in research, publishing regularly in international journals of global repute. KIMEP has about 2,700 students enrolled in BA and MA programs in International Relations, Economics, Public Administration, International Journalism, Law and Business Administration. It has over 200 international students, mainly from Central Asia, Europe, USA, Canada, China, Russia and South Korea. It also has thriving partnerships with local and international organizations. KIMEP has over 75 international partnerships.
Multiple degree students would be located in the Department of International Relations and Regional Studies within the College of Social Sciences at KIMEP. The Department offers a Bachelor of International Relations and a Master of International Relations. Both programs received unconditional European accreditation by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).
University of Sarajevo (UNSA), Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Univesity of Sarajevo (UNSA)
UNSA is the largest and oldest university in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the oldest institution of tertiary learning in the former Yugoslavia, tracing its initial origins to 1537 as an Islamic madrasa. With 20 faculties, three academies and three faculties of theology and with over 30,000 enrolled students, it ranks among the largest universities in the Balkans in terms of enrolment. It is now widely regarded as the most prestigious university in the country, and employs more than one thousand faculty members
Dr Sead Turčalo
University of Tartu (Estonia)
The University of Tartu, founded in 1632 by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, is Estonia’s leading centre of research, higher education and training. UT is one of the best-known universities in Northern and Eastern Europe. It belongs to the top 3% of world's best universities. According to information on the ISI Web of Science, the University of Tartu belongs to the top 1% of the world's most-cited universities and research institutions in nein fields, including Social Sciences. It includes nine faculties and four colleges and has 16 000 students, including over 1000 international students from 70 countries..
To support and develop its professional competence, the University has entered into bilateral co-operation agreements with 64 partner universities in 23 countries.
Programme offered by the Centre for Baltic Studies at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies aim to broaden academic knowledge and practical competence about the Baltic Sea region (BSR) - one of the most economically dynamic, technologically advanced and culturally diverse region in Europe. The programme covers various themes, introducing to distinctive features of Baltic Sea region history, culture, politics, society and economic developments. Today BSR consist of 10 countries or territories – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark, and coastal areas of Poland, Germany and Russia.
Dr Heiko Pääbo