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Goals and Objectives

Learning Objectives

East European Studies provides you with the ideal opportunity to gain insight into Eastern Europe, to enhance your global career perspective, and to become part of an exciting network of experts on Eastern Europe while staying on the job. We educate you for success in exciting positions in academia, government, consulting, international organizations, and the media. East European Studies offers a holistic educational approach: expertise in relevant knowledge fields, development of your e-competencies, and honing of your soft and intercultural skills.

This is the skill set you will take away:

Knowledge Skills

East European Studies aims to convey a thorough understanding of current issues and interdependencies within East European studies. You will learn how to comprehend, critically analyze, and evaluate trends in politics, economics, culture, communication, and law. We strongly believe in a learning-by-doing approach. We focus on combining theory and practice throughout your studies in order to enhance and test decision-making and policy implementation skills. When the  time comes to begin your master thesis, we provide strong training in research design and methodology for your field of research and expertise.


All study material is available on our digital learning hub – you can also access them on your smart phone and tablet to ensure full flexibility. The gradebook allows you to individually monitor your study progress. It also creates a constant feedback loop between you and  your instructors. You will work interactively, engaging with your peers online to discuss policy memos, prepare negotiations, and design policy solutions in teams. Get into the role of a policy advisor and engage with the task ahead of you!

Soft Skills

East European Studies is an applied study program. To meet the requirements of today’s job market, it is necessary to hone your professional skills. You improve your time management and project management skills during your studies. You will develop leadership skills in multinational teams via our interactive assignment structures. You will refine your negotiation and presentation skills with simulation games during our in-house classes. All of these skills are necessary for your personal and career development, including future interaction with stakeholders and professional policy design.

Intercultural Skills

On the first day of your study with us, you will join an intercultural peer-network beyond East European Studies. Your peers will join you from around the world with different professional backgrounds, experiences, and cultures. You will work together in multinational teams during your assignments with many opportunities to share and exchange perspectives. You will become part of our larger Center for Global Politics alumni network after completing East European Studies, joining 1000 professionals from around the world.


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