For the first time in the history of the double degree programme in Cross-Border International Relations we had both first-year and second-year Master’s students attending the same seasonal school. There were Petrozavodsk, St. Petersburg and Tampere students of the 2017 intake and Tampere students of the 2018 intake. It worked very well and both groups found it rewarding to work together.
In addition to traditional lectures and research seminars, we visited the Consulate General of Finland and German-Russian Exchange. At the Consulate, the students had an opportunity to give their presentations prepared in groups on a topic related to the link between higher education/academic cooperation and international relations.These wonderful, well-prepared presentations were commented by the Consulate personnel. We run out of time because there would have so much to discuss!
Thank you for all students, teachers and experts who contributed to the CBIR Winter School/FIRST intensive course “Education Cooperation in the European North”!
Anna Laitinen graduated from the Master’s Programme in Russian and Eurasian Studies/Cross-Border International Relations in December. She was a double degree student and in addition to graduating from Tampere, she also graduated from the St. Petersburg State University. Please check out her thesis ‘Kyrgyzstan in the Eurasian Economic Union : Challenges and Opportunities’ here http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:uta-201809202575
We have two new graduates from the Master’s Programme in Russian and European Studies (RES)/Cross Border International Relations (CBIR) in Tampere:
Yuliya Trubachyova and Francesco Durante. Congratulations, Yuliya and Francesco!
Yuliya and Francesco also successfully defended their theses in St. Petersburg and will get another degree from the School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University. They thus have a double degree, both from Tampere and St. Petersburg.
Please check out their excellent Master’s theses in the links below:
Durante, Francesco (2018) Russia’s international energy cooperation : the Yamal LNG case https://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/103874
Trubachyova, Yuliya (2018) Seen from the outside : perceptions of the EU in Kazakhstan https://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/103869
Master’s programme in Cross-Border International Relations (former CBU) started its 5th seasonal school in Petrozavodsk on Monday 21st May. Eighteen students from Petrozavodsk, St. Petersburg and Tampere take part in the school/FIRST intensive course. Students learn about the past and present of Finnish-Russian relations, about the broader context of these relations as well as about Russia’s foreign policy decision-making. In addition, their research proposals are discussed. The planned research addresses many different questions to do with international studies ranging from foreign policies of Sweden, Lithuania or Russia to questions to do with immigration in Nordic countries.
We also welcomed the students to the spring school in a less formal manner by having dinner in a Georgian restaurant. During the evening we enjoyed songs performed in Arabic, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian and Spanish, which tells about the international nature of our student group.
We have been lucky with the weather so far 🙂
A problem-based workshop on EU referendums was offered to CBIR double degree students during the Tampere Autumn School in November 2017. The workshop was part of the course “Integration and Disintegration in Europe: Theory and Practice” taught by Hanna Ojanen and Sarah Kilpeläinen. In this report, CBIR student Karolina Marisa reflects on how the exercise was organized and whether it succeeded in facilitating learning.
The Faculty of Management in the University of Tampere is hosting the Cross-Border International Relations (CBIR) autumn school for the seventh time. Twenty students from Saint-Petersburg State University, Petrozavodsk State University and University of Tampere participate at the school. The students represent eight different nationalities.
International Relations students enrolled in the Cross-Border International Relations (CBIR) in the University of Tampere, have completed a set of interesting research projects for their Master’s Theses. The theses are original pieces of research exploring a broad spectrum of topics in International Relations, European Studies and World Politics.
The Winter School of the 2015 intake of the Cross-Border International Relations Double Degree Programme was hosted by the School of International Relations of the St. Petersburg State University in 21–25 November 2016.
The crisis in Ukraine, Finlandization and International Relations research methods were on the agenda of the Fourth Finnish-Russian Cross-Border International Relations (CBIR) Summer School, which took place in Petrozavodsk, the Republic of Karelia, in early May 2016.
On 3 May 2016 the students of the CBIR programme at the University of Tampere organized a discussion event on the topic of the Arctic. The event was intended to encourge discussion on the Arctic — a complex and dynamically changing region that has recently received significant international attention.