Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Collegiate Collaborations

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies aims to build close relationships with other post-secondary institutions across the state of Texas and worldwide. Through Title VI grant funding from the United State Department of Education, CREEES has worked to build a network of collaboration among universities in Texas—and now in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana—in an effort to encourage student and faculty partnerships and resource sharing related to the study of Russian, East European and Eurasian history, language and culture.

Additionally, CREEES has created cultural exchanges of faculty and resources with numerous universities within our region, including Irkutsk State University (Russia), Omsk State Pedagogical University (Russia) and the University of Zagreb (Croatia).

MSI Faculty Professionalization Grant

CREEES is awarding a Faculty Professionalization Grant to faculty at Title III and Title V post-secondary institutions. Find out more HERE.

Applications for Summer 2018 Awards are now open!

Texas Russian and East European Studies Network (TRESN)

TRESN is an informal consortium of institutions of higher education in Texas—which is now expanding to New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, or Louisiana—that seeks to disseminate information and funding opportunities to faculty and students of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Current TRESN collaborations include the Moscow-Texas Connections Program, as well as Title VI initiatives, such as the TRESN Summer FLAS Fellowship and Faculty Professionalization Grants.

Schools currently in the TRESN Consortium include:

  • UT Austin
  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • Rice University
  • UT San Antonio
  • Angelo State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • St. Edward's University
  • UT Arlington
  • UT El Paso

If you would like to join the TRESN Consortium, simply email and include "TRESN Membership" in the subject line.

Moscow-Texas Connections

Moscow-Texas Connections is a federally-funded summer study program of Intermediate and Advanced Russian language in Moscow, Russia. The program is funded by the US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program. The program entails a 10-week study abroad opportunity for students to study at the prestigious Higher School of Economics in Moscow, one of the top institutions in Russia.

In addition to intensive intermediate and advanced Russian language courses, the program offers content courses in English and Russian language in the areas of Russian history, economics, business, and law. This course of study will be accompanied by comprehensive career mentoring, as well as on-site networking and career mentorship opportunities, and a post-summer studying alumni network and job bank to promote professional development for participants.

For more information on this program, please visit the Moscow-Texas Connections website.

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