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The Institute for East European Studies

The Institute for East European Studies (IEES) is an interdisciplinary regional institute at Freie Universität Berlin. Founded in 1951 as one of the first academic institutions for research on Eastern Europe in the Federal Republic of Germany, it developed new perspectives when facing the Cold War. With the five disciplines represented at the institute, its combination of social sciences and humanities, its worldwide networks and exchange programmes as well as its renowned specialist library with 360,000 volumes on Eastern Europe, the IEES offers unique conditions for research and teaching – in Berlin, a city that continues to play a key role in pan-European history.

The IEES offers students an MA in East European Studies. The five research areas of the Institute – history, culture, politics, sociology and economics – provide both depth and breadth to an interdisciplinary regional studies programme that combines research-oriented seminars with project- and practice-related formats.

You are welcome to contact us at the following address – or get in touch with one of the departments directly.