East European Studies

The Department of East European Studies analyses current phenomena in Russia, Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region.

Eastern European nations and cultures are in a period of upheaval,including a full scale war. A knowledge of imperial, Soviet and post-communist traditions is necessary in order to be able to understand the current situation. We especially emphasize the socio-cultural interpretation of economic and political processes.


School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of East European Studies
Müller-Friedberg-Str. 6/8
CH-9000 St. Gallen

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmid
Professor of East European Studies
Tel.: +41 71 224 27 28