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King's Russia Institute provides a focal point for Russia-related activities across a range of academic disciplines.

Promoting an understanding of Russia that fully recognises its role as a global power, the Institute coordinates and develops Russia-related research capabilities and Russian-focused programmes of study at King's, while also building links with Russian organisations in education, the cultural and creative sectors, business and government.

Through these activities, and as part of the College's broader internationalisation strategy, the Institute aims to contribute to a growing interdisciplinary interest in Russia among both students and academics at King's.



Our objectives

- To serve as the intellectual locus for teaching and research pertaining to Russia.

- To foster cooperation with other institutions in the study of and research on Russia.

- To raise the profile of Russian studies and Russia’s emergent global importance both in the UK and around the world through events and publications in English.

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The Institute expects to develop an international reputation through a programme of activities focused on contemporary Russia, including:

  • Providing a focal point for PhD research on Russia within the UK.
  • Hosting new research projects and publications on different fields related to Russia.
  • Hosting and encouraging the exchange of students and researchers from/to Russia.
  • Developing academic links with Russian higher education institutions.
  • Organising guest lectures by prominent Russian figures.
  • Organising symposia, conferences or lecture series on issues relating to Russia.
  • Hosting Visiting Professors and Fellows.
  • Acting as an umbrella for the creation of new courses and academic appointments concerning Russia.
  • Fostering links with existing Russian organisations in the UK and Russia.

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