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logo iuasThe Israeli Inter-University Academic Partnership
in Russian and East European Studies

About

The Israeli Inter-University Academic Partnership in Russian and East European Studies is an innovative institutional platform for teaching, sharing, exchanging and disseminating knowledge among Israel’s five leading Universities: Tel Aviv University, Haifa University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Bar Ilan University and the Open University. With the support of the Humanities Fund (established by Yad Ha’Nadiv and espoused by the Council for Higher Education) the partnership provides funding and institutional basis for cross-disciplinary teaching, research and publication in East European studies in Israel. The partnership pools together academic resources from five universities and creates a wide and diverse community of scholars that enjoys the high-quality specialties of each university while broadening the study of this area. The cooperative approach of the partnership fundamentally restructures and re-conceptualizes East European and Russian Studies in Israel and seeks to bring Israeli Universities to the forefront of East European Studies in the world.  
The partnership offers an inter-university, inter-disciplinary program in Russian and East European studies for MA and PHD students, which enables them to specialize in the field and enjoy courses offered outside of their home department and school. The program provides an academic home for young scholars in the field as well as an opportunity to share their knowledge through teaching and presenting their work at a yearly inter-disciplinary conference. Graduate students are offered merit-based MA and doctoral fellowships each year as well as research and language study grants . As part of joining forces between universities, the partnership coordinates joint workshops, language studies and content-courses by making existing panels available to students of all five universities. 


Steering Committee of the Partnership


Prof. Marcos Silber
University of Haifa
Chair of Jewish History Department
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Dr. Julia Lerner
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
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Dr. Uriel Gellman
Bar Ilan University
Department of Jewish History and contemporary Jewry
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Dr. Vera Kaplan
Tel Aviv University
Department of General History, Director of the Cummings Center for Russian and East European Studies
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Dr. Inna Leykin
The Open University
Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication
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