Kent joins new EU-funded academic partnership

Professor Elena Korosteleva, a Co-Investigator for the UPTAKE project titled ‘Building Research Excellence in Russian and East European Studies at the Universities of Tartu, Uppsala and Kent’, has been recently awarded over €1 million as part of the H2020 twinning scheme. The three-year project aims to increase research excellence and to promote international visibility and integration of the three European universities – Tartu in Estonia (PI), Uppsala in Sweden, and Kent in the UK – in the field of Russian and East European Studies.

The project envisages the launch of an ambitious new academic conference series, organization of five international schools, extensive inter-institutional mobility, joint supervision of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, coordinated promotion of research outputs, joint conceptualization and launch of new collaborative research projects, as well as extensive dissemination and communication measures.

The proposal submitted by the three institutions was evaluated very highly by the European Commission, earning the maximum number of points. Altogether, 553 applications were submitted in the framework of the Twinning scheme.