The Centre for Eurasian and Russian Studies (CEURUS) is a multidisciplinary centre for research, teaching and public outreach at the University of Tartu (UT), Estonia. It serves as a contact point for scholars, students and members of the public who share an interest in the past, present and future of the Eurasian space, historically shaped by the Russian empire and the Soviet project.

The CEURUS team puts particular emphasis on comparative approaches that highlight the distinctiveness of Eurasia in the international context and the interplay between local, regional and global patterns of social development. CEURUS coordinates and sponsors a variety of activities related to research and teaching. It serves as a source of expert knowledge on Russia and Eurasia for the media, educational institutions and the general public in Estonia, the Baltic Sea region and beyond. Building on Tartu’s long history as a meeting place of ideas and cultures, it sees its role in facilitating intellectual exchange across geopolitical divides and in making state-of-the-art research available to everyone, everywhere. 

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Statement concerning V. Morozov, former Academic Director of CEURUS

17 January 2024 The Estonian Internal Security Service has notified the University of Tartu […]

Andrey Makarychev elected academy research professor by Estonian Academy of Sciences

The board of the Estonian Academy of Sciences elected Andrey Makarychev, Professor of Region […]

Researchers from more than 30 countries across the world will gather in Tartu to discuss the past, present, and future of Eastern Europe and Eurasia

The Seventh Annual Tartu Conference on East European and Eurasian Studies on 11–13 June 20 […]


CEURUS Public Lecture by Amit Julka, Ashoka University (India) The lecture is going to be he […]