Politics and International Relations

Building Research Excellence in Russian and East European Studies at the Universities of Tartu, Uppsala and Kent (UPTAKE) H2020 Twinning Project (691818)

Professor Elena Korosteleva (with Dr Piret Ehin of the University of Tartu and Prof Stefan Hedlund of Uppsala University)

The overall goal of the project is to raise research productivity and excellence of University of Tartu political scientists in the field of Russian and East European Studies via cooperation with two renowned research institutions -- Uppsala University and the University of Kent – that have an outstanding track record in the field. The SMART objectives of the project are as follows: - A 15% increase in the number of peer-reviewed articles published by UT scholars in high impact journals (in the top 10% impact ranked journals) in the field of Russian and Eastern European studies (compared to a reference period of three years prior to the signature of the grant agreement); - a 25% increase in the number of publications (articles, monographs, edited volumes) co-authored with foreign colleagues (compared to a reference period of three years prior to the signature of the grant agreement); - a 30% increase in external (i.e. originating from outside the University of Tartu) research and development funding secured during the three-year period (compared to a reference period of three years prior to the signature of the grant agreement) - a 10% reduction in the average length of time a doctoral student is enrolled in the Ph.D. programme before graduating (compared to a reference period of three years prior to the signature of the grant agreement); - a 10% increase in number of new doctoral graduates (compared to a reference period of three years prior to the signature of the grant agreement).

Project website

Funding Body: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Amount awarded to the University of Kent: €320,163.75

Total amount awarded to Kent, Tartu and Uppsala: €1,016,410.00

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