The initiative “Ukrainian Research in Switzerland” (URIS) promotes the national and international networks of scholarly Ukraine-related projects at Swiss universities. The URIS website presents overviews of ongoing Ukraine research projects in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences. An electronic newsletter provides regular updates on new projects and academic events.

Each year URIS organises two internationally oriented workshops focussing on a current issue in Ukraine research. The objective is to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas between scholars in the field, to initiate joint research activities and to intensify the dialogue with a wider public.