World-class research relating to the former socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe has a long history at University of Glasgow. We excel at innovative, interdisciplinary research in language-based area studies. Our research offers insight into issues of global relevance through a strong regional focus.
In the 2014 REF assessment of Research Excellence we were ranked 1st in Scotland for Area Studies, with 75% of outputs and 80% of impact assessed to be internationally excellent or world leading.
Our research groups form a focus for shared activities and support collaborative engagements with stakeholders and wider communities relating to Statehood, Nationhood and Identity; Migration and Mobility; Processes and Practices of Policy-Making
CEES is home to Europe-Asia Studies, the principal academic journal in the world focusing on the history and current political, social and economic affairs of the countries of the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Asia.
CEES forms the hub of the Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies (CRCEES), an inter-institutional Centre of Excellence in Russian, Central and East European Language-Based Area Studies.