About the professorship

Theocharis Grigoriadis heads the department of economics at the Institute for East European Studies. The chair’s focus is on the economic systems of Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, while developing comparative research questions with the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa. Teaching interests include political economy, transition economics, energy economics and policy, comparative economics and economic history.


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Prof. Theocharis Grigoriadis
Maria Polugodina
Julia Zimmermann

Prof. Theocharis Grigoriadis, C.Sc. Ph.D.

Assistant professor
Dean of studies at the Institute for East European Studies

+49 30 838 57037

Garystr. 55 14195 Berlin, Room 101a

Office hours: 14. October (Mo) 2–4pm

Maria Polugodina

Research assistant / Doctoral student
Coordinator for application and teaching planning (MA East European Studies)
Program coordinator for ISAP St. Petersburg

+49 30 838 72979

Garystr. 55 14195 Berlin, Room 104a

Office hours: by appointment

Julia Zimmermann

Research assistant / Doctoral student
Coordinator for students, education and evaluation (MA East European Studies)
Program coordinator for Erasmus+ (OEI) & ISAP Belgrad

+49 30 838 61121

Garystr. 55 14195 Berlin, Room 104

Office hours: by appointment

Izabela Specht
Roman Bakuradze
Gleb Zhidkov

Izabela Specht-Schöbel

Administrative assistant

+49 30 838 54008
+49 30 838 4 50925 (Fax)

Garystr. 55 14195 Berlin, Raum 102

Office hours: Tu 9:30–11:30 or upon prior registration per email

Roman Bakuradze

Student assistant
Program administration Erasmus+ (OEI), DAAD Go East, DAAD Euler

+49 30 838 61485

Garystr. 55 14195 Berlin, Room 122

Office hours: Mo 10–12

Gleb Zhidkov

Student assistant

+49 30 838 52285

Garystr. 55 14195 Berlin, Room 104

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Research Focus Area Studies
DAAD Go_east Programm
DAAD Leonhard Euler Programm