Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies is a member of several international consortia both in research and higher education.
The MA programme of Baltic Sea Region Studies participates currently in two international double-degree programmes.
Erasmus Mundus Programme - International Master's in Russian, Central and East European Studies (IMRCEES)
The double degree programme of IMRCEES has been awarded Erasmus Mundus recognition by the European Commission. It is a two-year programme. The first year is spent at the University of Glasgow. In the third semester students continue their studies at one of partner universities: Corvinus University of Budapest, the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, the University of Tartu, the University of Turku, the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, Almaty. During the last semester students will undertake a dissertation under the supervision of the University of Glasgow and the given exchange partner university. After successful graduation students will obtain two degrees: one from the University of Glasgow and the other from the respective partner university. For more information, please refer to the website of IMRCEES
International Master's in Economy, State and Society (IMESS)
The International Master's in Economy, State and Society (IMESS) is an established Erasmus Mundus two-year double degree Master's programme, taught in English and offered by a consortium of leading European universities headed by University College London (UCL). In the first year all students study at UCL and thereafter they continue studies in one of the following partner institutions: Charles University in Prague, Corvinus University of Budapest, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, University of Helsinki, and University of Tartu. After successful graduation of the MA programme students will obtain two degrees: one from the University College London and the other from one of the partner institutions. For more information, please refer to the website of IMESS
As of February 2016, the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies together with the Center for EU-Russia Studies will be the leading partner in a Twinning project funded by the European Commission under a Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691818. The project is entitled “Building Research Excellence in Russian and East European Studies at the Universities of Tartu, Uppsala and Kent" (UPTAKE). The goal of the project is to increase research productivity and excellence and to promote international visibility and integration of the three partner universities (University of Tartu, University of Uppsala and University of Kent) in the field of Russian and East European Studies by creating a framework for cooperation and transfer of knowledge. One of the key activities of the project is the organization of the annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies.