The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) is a multidisciplinary research centre focusing on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe.
The centre's task is to coordinate the university's research, postgraduate education and other activities that focus on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe, with the aim of being an academic leader in this area.
BEEGS - Baltic and East European Graduate School
The Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS) is located at Södertörn University in southern Stockholm, Sweden. BEEGS is part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, CBEES.
BEEGS is a unique environment for research studies in the Swedish academic world. The international composition of doctoral students, the multidisciplinary emphasis of the postgraduate studies combined with specific disciplinary studies and a special emphasis on regional studies of the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe creates specialists with a very particular expertise.
BEEGS is financed by a grant from the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies (Östersjöstiftelsen).
Applications for admission to BEEGS are usually invited once per year. Applicants from all countries are welcome to apply and a number of doctoral students are admitted each year. The language of instruction is English and fluency in English is required.
Up until 2010 the graduate school has been run in cooperation with other Swedish universities, at which the doctoral candidates have been formally registered.
Södertörn University was awarded the right to confer doctoral degrees in June 2010, so most future doctoral students at BEEGS will be enrolled at Södertörn University within the following four research areas: Historical Studies; Cultural Theory; Environmental Studies; and Politics, Economy and the Organisation of Society.
For former doctoral students of BEEGS there is a network called SH DoctorAlumni. Its purpose is to develop and strengthen relationsship between those who have finished their doctoral degrees, and to strengthen their relationship with Södertörn University and CBEES.