The region around the Baltic Sea and the area that we call eastern Europe is fascinating, diverse and complicated. The environment in the Baltic Sea greatly affects everyday life for the people who live along its coastline. Political trends in the countries that were once part of the Soviet Union are a story of new hope, but also of corruption. At Södertörn University, we have made it our task to promote research about this region in all disciplines. Culture, history, governance or nature – all fields are welcome. There are researchers from many different subjects: political science, biology, ethnology, economics, journalism, comparative literature, etc. What they all have in common is that their research relates to the Baltic Sea region and/or Eastern Europe.
CBEES and BEEGS
The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, CBEES, is a research centre at Södertörn University that is tasked with promoting and developing the research that is conducted in areas linked to the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. It is also home to the Baltic and East European Graduate School, BEEGS, a unique environment in the Swedish academic world. Doctoral students encounter an international milieu characterised by a multidisciplinary focus, with the emphasis on regional studies in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe.
CBEES also publishes an English-language journal, Baltic Worlds, which has four issues each year. Its purpose is to disseminate research results that are linked to the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. Baltic Worlds is a multidisciplinary journal that includes peer reviewed articles and interviews, conference reports, reviews and reporting. Its readership is primarily within academia, but also outside higher education. Baltic Worlds has subscribers in fifty countries.
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies is an important source of funding for Södertörn University. It was founded by the Swedish government in 1994 and is tasked with funding research and doctoral education associated with the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe at Södertörn University. The foundation funds a large number of research projects at the university, within many of the university’s areas of research.
To find out more about our current research, please visit Södertörn University’s project database, our research centres, research networks or subjects.
- Britta Lövgren, research director
Tel: +46 (0)8 608 41 08
Mobile: +46 (0)70 646 05 84
- Erika Jansson, coordinator
Tel: +46 (0)8 608 51 56
Mobile: +46 (0)70 338 98 97