Knowledge centre CERISE

CERISE , the Centre for Russian International Socio-Political and Economic Studies was founded in 2001. Our mission is to study Russia's international relations, socio-political evolution and economic development and to disseminate the study results to academia, policymakers and the wider public in order to improve our understanding of this strategically important country. CERISE is focusing on research about Russia and as such is one of the pillars of the Russia Platform.

News database Integrum

Integrum is the world's largest Russian archive of electronic documents. It consists of more than 500 million documents in more than 15,000 databases, with 40,000 new documents being added daily, in addition to thousands of full-text Moscow and regional newspapers, magazines, archives of news wires, business databases, encyclopedias and dictionaries.

The Russia Platform has acquired Integrum Profi. Access can be obtained via any UGent IP address on the Integrum website

Joint PhD

One of the aims of the Russia Platform is to stimulate joint PhD’s between UGent and Russian partners. A joint PhD (joint doctorate, co-tutelle doctorate) is a doctoral degree awarded by two (or more) different institutions, who share the responsibilities of supervising, coordination and examining a researcher’s work towards a PhD degree. Currently there are several joint PhD’s ongoing with Russian partners:


Six students have obtained a joint PhD since 2009:


You can find more information online about a joint PhD at UGent, or you can contact .