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CBEES

Graphic element for CBEES - the Centre for Baltic and East European StudiesThe Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) is tasked with stimulating, coordinating and developing Södertörn University’s research and doctoral education. It has a particular focus on studies of the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe and conducts its own research.

Since it was founded in 2005, CBEES has become a strong and thriving multidisciplinary research environment. The centre is a hub for cooperation throughout the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe, organising international conferences, seminars and workshops. The researchers’ expertise is in demand both within academia and in public debate. Research in the area is reflected in the international Baltic Worlds journal.

Many international visiting researchers have passed through the centre of the years, and more than 90 doctoral students have studied at BEEGS, the Baltic and East European Graduate School.

Research

Södertörn University conducts extensive research, focusing on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe, at all four academic schools. Many research projects are funded via the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, while others receive funding from other sources. With a focus on ciritcal area studies, CBEES, the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, is the university’s research centre for research on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe.

Research at Södertörn University is conducted in the fields of social science, the humanities, natural science and technology. Much of the focus on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe is characterised by its multidisciplinarity.

Currently, there are four research profiles:

 

You can read more about our research profiles in the menu to the right.

CBEES is tasked with coordinating, stimulating and developing the research area and is a dynamic meeting place for Swedish and international research that focuses on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. CBEES plays a particularly important role for research through its international contacts and networks.

Doctoral level education at the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS) is conducted through cooperation between CBEES and the university’s academic schools/research areas for doctoral studies.