Why Berlin?

The Institute for Eastern European Studies is part of the Berlin-Brandenburg science location, which bundles the Eastern European expertise of the Federal Republic of Germany. (Non-)university research and policy consulting institutions such as the German Society for Eastern European Studies (DGO), the German Society for Foreign Policy (DGAP), the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and the Centre for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin are also based in Berlin. Students have so many opportunities to attend events organised by NGOs, foundations and embassies and to make contacts. The OEI has set up its own calendar of events for this purpose.

In addition, students can take courses at universities in Berlin-Brandenburg, such as Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder, in consultation with those responsible for the modules, and thus individually expand their profile.

Geographical aspects, such as the practical proximity to Eastern Europe, also speak in favour of the Institute for Eastern European Studies as a future study location. Thus, internships, research projects  and stays abroad can usually be organized easily from Berlin.

General advice offered by the FU

The Institute for Eastern European Studies offers the ideal scientific and geographical location to deal with this region. The following aspects speak in favour of the Institute for Eastern European Studies as a place of study:

The five departments of the Institute for Eastern European Studies - History, Culture, Politics, Sociology and Economics - cover regional diversity and a wide range of topics, with Russia being one of the focal points. The OEI has a library with more than 360,000 books related to Eastern Europe and, in conjunction with the library of the Department of Political and Social Sciences, the current relevant journals and newspapers.