The Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at Michigan State University has developed an exceptional program that emphasizes the need to explore linkages with international institutions and study emerging challenges across both continents.
In recent years, CERES has been active in forming formal linkages with educational institutions in Turkey and Eurasia leading to new study abroad, faculty exchange, and two-way student exchange programs as well as the development of new schools including the School of Hospitality Management at Bilkent. New partnership agreements currently being developed cross a broad range of disciplines including, medicine, agriculture, policy, fisheries and wildlife, and veterinary medicine.
In partnership with the Department of Linguistics and Languages in the College of Arts and Letters, CERES continues to work with the Asian Studies Center and the Center for the Advanced Study of International Development to help support the development of language competency and evaluation into new and existing international education and research programs in Turkey and Eurasia. Language course offerings in less commonly taught languages include Arabic, Farsi, Kazakh, Uzbek, Russian, and Turkish.
Beginning Fall 2014, the Center will offer undergraduate minors in Russian and Eurasian Studies as well as European Studies; previously offered as specializations. Required courses and advising information will be made available before Fall Semester 2014 begins.