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.
CBEES' main aim is to coordinate research and postgraduate studies in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. It was founded in 2005 and its aim is to be a point of contact for researchers and doctoral students. Its purpose is to further develop Södertörn University's Baltic and Eastern European profile, whilst consolidating a multidisciplinary approach.
Knowledge of the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe, as well as critical scrutiny of the integration process and "Europeanisation" of the post-Communist states were important parts of the research commission that was given to Södertörn University and which also lies behind the establishment of CBEES.
The centre is primarily funded by Östersjöstiftelsen (the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies). Other external sources provide further funding.
Multidisciplinary research centre
There are active researchers at the centre, as well as a number of doctoral students at the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS). The scholarly journal Baltic Worlds is published by CBEES.
- to contribute high quality research within our priority areas (see Themes) and to develop new specialist fields that focus on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe.
- to train specialists that combine academic skills with profound knowledge of the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe.
- to coordinate research conducted at Södertörn University within our areas.
- to strengthen the knowledge base for the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe through our external relations and by being an important point of contact.
- to strengthen academic contacts with the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe and with international centres which are active in this field.
Rebecka Lettevall, Research Director at CBEES