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Call for applications 2022

MA degree programs in International Relations Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) Energy Politics and Energy Transition in Eurasia (ENERPO)  Russian and East European Studies (UPenn-EUSP Dual MA degree)

IMARES Workshop: Foreign Policy of Russia and Japan under the New International CircumstanceIMARES

On March 10, 2021, we conducted an online seminar on Foreign Policies of Russia, the US, China, and the role of Japanese Diplomacy (including Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP)) under the New International Circumstances including the Advent of New Administration in the US. The discussion was organized by European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) and Consulate General of Japan in St. Petersburg. Participants of the seminar were welcomed by Dr. Natalia MAZUR, Provost of European University at St. Petersburg, and Mr. Yasumasa IIJIMA, Consul General of Japan in St. Petersburg.

Call for applications 2021

MA degree programs in International Relations Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) | Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO)  The European University at Saint-Petersburg (EUSP) invites all students interested in Russia and the Post-Soviet area (Eurasia) to join one of our international Master's degree programs in International Relations. You may focus on Russian and Eurasian Studies or on Energy Politics in Eurasia.

We have started a new Academic Year

We have started the new academic year and welcome 'on board' IMARES, ENERPO, IMARES Plus, and ENERPO Plus students from France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and the USA.  The fall semester is organized in a new hybrid format with students both on campus in St. Petersburg and online in different time zones.

Open Lecture Series 'Russia: Past and Present'

We invite international students, young professionals, and expats in St. Petersburg to take part in our new series of open lectures in English on Russia's Past and Present. For six consequent Wednesdays at 18:30 in February and March 2020, EUSP professors and researchers will deliver lectures on Russian history, foreign policy, energy politics, and global affairs. Working language - English   February 19, 2020 Use of History in Russian Politics by prof. Ivan Kurilla (in English)


On November 28th at the Indigo Hotel (17, Tchaikovsky Street, St. Petersburg) the International Forum «Clean Energy» took place. Key topics of the Forum: • Clean energy and energy transition• Best practice of corporate, municipal and national energy and climate strategies • Research agenda for clean energy and sustainable development

Social Science and Russian Studies: Value Added or Obfuscated?

In Russian/Soviet studies in the West, historians and literature scholars have played central roles. Social scientists, mostly in political science, stepped into the ring after World War II, often pursuing modernization and totalitarian theories whose insights ultimately were overshadowed by errors of logic and fact. Political scientists have returned with useful insights on political economy, voting, and policy-making. But what about sociology-what has it offered in the past, and what can it offer in the future?


On September 7, 2019, Katri Kulmuni (IMARES 2011-12) was elected Party Leader of the Centre Party (Suomen Keskusta). Since 6 June 2019 to present, Katri is Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland. She is the youngest Minister in the Antti Rinne's cabinet. Katri is also a Member of the Finnish Parliament acting on behalf of the Electoral District of Lapland.

EUSP has started the new academic year

On September 2, EUSP started the new academic year. The official opening ceremony took place in the General Staff Building, part of the Hermitage Museum. Mikhail Piotrovsky, the Director of the Hermitage Museum and Chairman of the EUSP Board of Trustees, joined EUSP Rector Vadim Volkov and provost Natalia Mazur in greeting EUSP community members.


Venue: FREEDOM Space (7, Kazanskaya street, 2nd floor) The first open lecture of the IMARES Month of Global Affairs by Prof. Ivan Kurilla will be on Russian-US relations. "Russian mountains" of the recent U.S. politics and Russian preoccupation with the American example and the U.S. threat will be better understood within the historical context of bilateral relations, mutual perceptions, and inventions of the Other. The lecture will expose those long trends of US-Russian relations.

EUSP Open House

Dear Friends! You are welcome to visit the European University at St. Petersburg to learn more about our MA degree programs, speak with professors, students, alumni, and our team. 16.00 - 19.00 - presentations of our MA degree programs in Russian Studies and in Energy Politics, building tours, meetings with professors, alumni and staff.