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Choose MIREES to acquire an in-depth knowledge of Eastern European history, politics, economics and languages to shape your future as an area expert!

The Call for Application for the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES) is now open for the first intake.

MIREES is a two-year joint international program awarded by the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna – Forlì Campus, Italy, together with the partners: Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania, Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation and the University of Zagreb, Croatia.


The degree programme is entirely taught in English (120 ECTS) and offers interdisciplinary, in-depth knowledge of Post-socialist Countries in transition, new EU member States, and new East-European Neighbor Countries. Students develop language skills by learning one Eastern European language (3 levels of Russian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovak; other languages are available in the second year).

MIREES combines an academic approach with professional training, forging potential insightful consultants, analysts, and managers as Area Experts for international agencies, public administrations, private and public companies, and NGOs, while also offering a solid basis for further academic studies at the PhD level.

Enrolled students spend the first year in Forlì. In the second year, a minimum of 5 months will be spent at one of the Partner Universities or, in particular cases, at other Mirees associated Universities. A mobility grant is offered to all enrolled students, thanks to Erasmus + or the MIREES mobility scheme. Internship and research opportunities are available in the fourth semester.

Detailed information on the teaching plan and Faculty can be found at .


The deadline to apply is May 20th at 15:00 (CET) and is open for EU and non-EU students. Scholarships and tuition waivers available.

The number of available places for the first intake of the academic year 2021/2022 is divided into:

-15 places for Italian, EU and assimilated candidates;

-20 places for Non-EU candidates residing abroad.

The admission requirements and the documents to be provided for application are available in the call for applications together with information regarding the Tuition Fee and Scholarship or Benefit opportunities.


Should you need any further information, please feel free to contact:

Ms Elisa Landi
Administrative programme coordinator
e-mail: [email protected]


Student Administration Office of Forlì Campus

e-mail[email protected]

Sanja Kajinic, PhD
Mirees Academic tutor
e-mail[email protected]

MAiA – MIREES Alumni International Association

e-mail: [email protected]