Professor Elena Korosteleva, Director (Professional Studies) of the Global Europe Centre was awarded nearly £3 million for The COMPASS project back in October 2017 which aims to open up communication with academics in former Soviet states of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan by setting up hubs of excellence in research in these countries.
She and her research partner, Professor Siddharth Saxena from Cambridge, say this is a research initiative to empower the target countries in research, impact governance and public policy outreach. COMPASS will enable a sea change in the UK’s strategic relationship with the region.
As part of the project, a website has been developed to showcase its work, research and events as well as information about the project and its investigators. The website is now live and can be found here.
GCRF-COMPASS is a capacity-building project which seeks to establish ‘regional hubs of excellence’ at the top-level HEIs in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, to enable them to become UK lead research partners and ‘nodes of excellence’ for knowledge production and transfer, across the region and globally.
For more information on Professor Korosteleva’s research project click here.