International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES)


Whether because of global energy concerns, regional and ethnic conflicts, economic growth, migration, East-West relations, or political unpredictability, the Eurasian space continues to attract international attention. The International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) at EUSP is designed to meet this strong interest by engaging the many analytical challenges posed therein.

IMARES provides training in the politics, economy, society, and history of Russia and neighboring Eurasian states. It combines the highest standards of teaching in English by Russian and international faculty with the advantages of living in St. Petersburg, Russia's cultural capital. A separate teaching module on Empire and Islam is offered in Kazan, the city where Slavic and Turkic civilizations meet. We offer a comprehensive and varied curriculum.

IMARES, an advanced graduate program for students who already hold a B.A. degree or its equivalent, offers training and research opportunities as well as firsthand experience to get a close feel for Russia and the many other countries in the wider region. In 1998 this program began as M.A. in Russian Studies. More than 250 international students have taken our Russian Studies courses and about 120 MA degrees have been awarded.


IMARES Advisory Council

Harley Balzer, Georgetown University
Dominique Colas, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
Alexander Etkind, Cambridge University
Markku Kivinen, University of Helsinki
Stephen Kotkin, Princeton University
Michael Urban, University of California – Santa Cruz
Alexei Yurchak, University of California – Berkeley


International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES)
European University at St. Petersburg
3 Gagarinskaia Street
191187 St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
Tel./fax +7 (812) 386 7648

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