Get to Know the Programs we Offer at CERES
STUDY AT CERES
Drawing upon the expertise of more than fifteen departments and dozens of faculty members, CERES sponsors undergraduate degree programs in European Studies and in Hungarian Studies, and a Master of Arts degree program in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. CERES organizes each year a number of regionally focused conferences and seminars and hosts several post-doctoral scholars. CERES is home to the University of Toronto/University of Victoria European Union Centre of Excellence. Through its intensive relations with the European Commission, the German Academic Exchange Service, the wider local community in Toronto, and institutions of higher learning across Europe, Ukraine, and Russia, CERES supports the exchange of ideas and scholars across the Atlantic.
Recognized as one of the best of its kind in North America, the Master of Arts Program at the University of Toronto’s Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) offers students the opportunity to engage in a comprehensive, rigorous and hands-on study program.
For students who desire the linguistic competence, the cultural comprehension, and the specialized knowledge necessary to operate effectively in the “new” Europe, the major program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to focus on Europe through a wide variety of courses and disciplines.
Hungarian studies at the University of Toronto focus on the history, language, literature, and culture of Hungary and on the international role of Hungary and Hungarians – particularly on Hungarian immigration to Canada.
EUROPEAN UNION CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
The European Union Centre of Excellence at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies signals a new chapter in European Union studies at the University of Toronto through a partnership with the University of Victoria funded by the European Commission. Following on more than a decade of support from the Commission, the new partnership’s joint mission is to promote the study of the European Union in Canada. The EUCE draws upon established strengths at the University of Toronto including the program in Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law, and more than a dozen departments in the Faculty of Arts and Science. The EUCE is housed in the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
EUCE Courses: POlitics and History
The EUCE supports University of Toronto and University of Victoria undergraduate and graduate students through its teaching programs and through academic exchanges with post-secondary educational institutions in Europe. Check them out.
The EUCE hosts a rich program of public outreach, educational, and research activities at both universities; the University of Toronto and the University of Victoria. Read more.
The EUCE plans a series of workshops and conferences on these themes are planned for 2010-2012. Find out more.
Joint Initiative in German and European Studies
Established by a grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) and funds from the University of Toronto, the Joint Initiative is a program of cross disciplinary support for research and scholarship at the University of Toronto in the area of German and European studies. The program supports activities such as the following: Dissertation fellowships and research and travel grants, primarily for graduate students in social sciences and humanities.
JIGES FACULTY AND STUDENT EXCHANGES
Exchanges of faculty and graduate students between U of T and German universities. Read more.
Ute Planert is the Hannah Arendt DAAD Visiting Professor for German and European Studies for the academic year 2012-2013. Find out more about Professor Planert and previous visiting professors here.
Join uS at JIGES Events
Workshops, seminars, and conferences. JIGES hosts a variety of guest lecturers and speakers throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events
PETRO JACYK PROGRAM FOR THE STUDY OF UKRAINE
Established in 2001 with the support of Petro Jacyk and the Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation, the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine focuses on contemporary Ukraine, as well as its history and culture. The Program actively encourages scholars in Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto and Ukrainianists at other North American institutions to develop joint projects, and facilitates the study of Ukraine by organizing workshops, conferences, lectures and seminars.
The major themes covered by the Petro Jacyk Program focus on “Challenges of Independent Ukraine” and include: Building an Effective State; Foreign Policy and International Relations; and Education, Culture and National Identity.
With the support from the Dopomoha Ukraini Foundation and in partnership with the Department of Political Science, CERES is offering two half-credit joint undergraduate-graduate courses in 2011/2012 on contemporary Ukraine.
Petro Jacyk is host to numerous events and projects each year devoted to Ukrainian culture, art, politics, and relations with wider world.