The academic initiative "Ukrainian Research in Switzerland" (URIS) fosters Ukrainian expertise in Switzerland.

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The objectives of the initiative are to make a long-term contribution to furthering Ukrainian expertise in Switzerland, to foster the next generation of scholars, and to contribute to the international networks of Switzerland-based university research on Ukraine.

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Learn more about the objectives, the vision and the funding of the initiative “Ukrainian Research in Switzerland”.

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The Fellowship Program of URIS is a core component of the initiative.

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The URIS website presents an overview of ongoing Ukraine research projects in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences.

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Upcoming Events

Im Frühjahr 2022 wird es wieder einen Ukrainisch Aufbaukurs mit Yuliya Mayilo geben!

In the autumn semester of 2021, URIS will offer an online lecture series on the history, politics, society and culture of Ukraine. Don't miss it!

The course of our current Fellow Mikhail Akulov will be about the different national movements within the Russian Revolution of 1917.


The initiative "Ukrainian Research in Switzerland" (URIS) is calling for applications for two URIS fellowships for the 2022 autumn semester and 2023 spring semester at the University of Basel (Switzerland).

Welche Perspektiven sehen Expertinnen und Experten nach drei Jahrzehnten der ukrainischen Unabhängigkeit? Welche Träume und Visionen hatten die Gründungsmütter- und väter von 1991 und was ist in 30 Jahren Unabhängigkeit alles geschehen?

Olena Palko will base her research project "Red Tower of Babel: Soviet minorities experiment in interwar Ukraine" at the Department of History in Basel.