American University sites

The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Studies

Founded in 1941, AATSEEL exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school. While the largest proportion of its activities and members concentrate in the area of Russian, AATSEEL has from the beginning stressed that it embraces all Slavic and East European languages, literatures, linguistics and cultures. AATSEEL holds an annual conference in December of each year; its publications include the Slavic and East European Journal (four times a year) and the AATSEEL Newsletter (six times a year).

AATSEEL has links to many American universities specializing in East European Studies (, some of which are listed below:

Harvard University
Davis Center for Russian Studies

Some interesting programs underway on Russian security, Cold War studies, Asian studies, and the elite in Russia.

Indiana University
Russian and East European Institute

Extensive links to many internet sources and jobs.

University of Kansas
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Extensive Web resource and job search links.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies

Extensive internet links by country.

University of Pittsburgh
Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES)

This site includes the REESWeb, a comprehensive index of electronic resources on the Balkans, the Baltic states, the Caucusus, Central Asia, Central Europe, the CIS, Eastern Europe, the NIS, the Russian Federation, and the former Soviet Union. Submissions are always welcome. Excellent search engine for finding information on the internet on any topic relating to Eastern Europe.

Stanford University
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Stanford University
Institute for International Studies

Center for International Security and Cooperation
The Center for International Security and Cooperation is a focuses on international security issues. The Center (formerly the Center for International Security and Arms Control) brings together scholars, policymakers, area specialists, business people, and other experts to focus on a wide range of security questions of current importance. Some of the Center’s research focuses on Russian industrial restructuring and political/economic reforms.

The University of Texas at Austin
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Includes a link to the Russian and East European Network Information Center (REENIC), a collection of links to websites with information about East and Central Europe, Russia, and the newly independent countries of the FSU. Excellent for finding resources on the internet for any topic related to Eastern European. Can search by country and by area of interest. Also includes links to current newspapers on the internet for most countries in Eastern Europe. (

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia

Good links to funding opportunities.

Canadian Universities

University of Toronto
Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Also hosts the Stalin-Era Research and Archives Project (SERAP):
SERAP’s goal is to provide scholars specializing in Soviet history (in particular, the Stalin era), with a beginning point for their research in FSU archives.

McGill University
Department of Russian and Slavic Studies

York University
Russian Studies Program

Extensive links to other Slavic websites.

European Universities

Finnish Master’s School in Russian and Eastern European Studies
FIREES has some good links. One link is to an excellent site on the Russian government, while the others are to a research project on the Eastern Mari and the Central European University Press.

Aleksanteri Institute (Helsinki)
The Aleksanteri Institute in Helsinki is the national center for Russian and East European studies. With its proximity to Russia, this center serves as a leading institute in social sciences and humanities for Russian and Eastern European studies.

University of Glasgow
Institute of Central and East European Studies

Founded in 1949, ICEES is one of the few centres in Britain specialising in research and postgraduate teaching on Central and East European Studies, including Russia and other CIS countries. The ICEES website hosts the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES), the Scottish Society for Russian and East European Studies (SSREES), and the European Centre for Occupational Health, Safety, and the Environment (ECOHSE). The University of Glasgow also hosts the South East European Research Unit (SEERU), a discussion list on socio-cultural and geopolitical issues in southeastern Europe. To access SEERU follow this link:

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies

With more than 40 years of experience, NUPI is one of Norway’s leading independent centres for research and information on political and economic issues. The Centre for Russian Studies focuses on three main fields of research: Russian domestic affairs, Russian history and society (domestic politics), Russia’s regions (centre-periphery relations). NUPI’s Centre for Russian Studies maintains an impressive database of information on Russian domestic, regional and political affairs. It has extensive coverage of Russian elections since 1991. The database can be searched by event, person, institution, region, ethnic group, political group/party, elections and referendums. This site has an extensive and excellent list of links to websites on the internet that provide information on Russia’s elections and many regions. Many links to other universities, Russian search engines, news sources, organizations and government institutions are also available from this site.

Stockholm School of Economics
Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics and East European Economies (SITE)

This site focuses on the transition from planned to market economies in Eastern Europe and the FSU. Academic research on the site includes a bibliography of recent working papers (1990-present). The site also provides monthly updates of key economic and social indicators.

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
The Center for the Study of Public Policy

This Center has undertaken extensive polling on mass behaviour in post-communist societies. The site provides a comparative overview of eleven Russian regions. Data from official government statistics and public opinion surveys are used to compare indicators that measure economic competitiveness, labor market change, and social stability.

Washington and Lee University
Russian Area Studies Program

European University at St. Petersburg
International MA in Russian Studies.

Urals State University
EURUS has an exchange program with this Russian university.