About the Centre

 

Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS) was inaugurated on January 1, 2010, as part of the government’s strategic initiative in the research field “politically important geographic regions.” At UCRS, there is a permanent staff of researchers at the center, but many more is associated with the center for varying periods of time – from both other departments and other institutions of higher learning, in Sweden and abroad.

UCRS is an integral part of an existing research environment, that of Uppsala Forum on Peace, Democracy and Justice, which has already been designated a main area of strength at Uppsala University. Recognizing the strategic importance that developments in Russia and the post-Soviet space have to society and to the business sector, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies is designed to serve not only as a center of scientific excellence but also as national resource center. It is the outspoken ambition of Uppsala University that this strategic research area shall become one of its most important profiles.