A new report, commissioned by the HEA and the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES), undertakes a national audit of current UK higher education provision for Slavonic Studies.
Review into the present state of Slavonic and East European Studies in the higher education system of the UK includes Russian, Czech, Polish and other Slavonic and East European languages and discusses the future sustainability of these subjects within an unstable economic climate. It includes perspectives and case studies on the importance of these disciplines, reviews the employment destinations of graduates, and offers recommendations to the HE sector to ensure continued provision of these subjects within UK HE.
In 1989 the Berlin Wall came down; in 1991 the Soviet Union ceased to exist and Yugoslavia began to disintegrate. The intervening 20 years or so have seen substantial changes in the social, economic, political, cultural and linguistic architecture of Central and Eastern Europe. It is these changes that provide the context for this new review into Slavonic and East European Studies.
Read the full report on the HEA website.