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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News & Events

Moldova’s recent political trends and future perspectives under Russian hybrid offensive

CEURUS Public Lecture by Valeriu Pașa, a policy expert and chairman of the WatchDog.MD Frid […]

CfP: Seventh Annual Tartu Conference on East European and Eurasian Studies, deadline 20 January 2023


“Estonian Russophones after the Restart of Russia’s War against Ukraine”

The panel discussion is part of a policy seminar on “Reinvigorating Transatlantic Security […]

Baltic Security and Transatlantic Relations: Academic Perspectives

The policy seminar on “Reinvigorating Transatlantic Security, Enhancing Baltic Sea Re […]