Independence Monument, Kyiv, Ukraine

Welcome! Добро пожаловать! Willkommen! خوش آمدی! Hoşgeldiniz!

The Department of Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies offers a full array of language, culture, literature, and linguistics courses for students interested in 10+ languages. Beyond our BA programs and study abroad opportunities, we offer Masters and Doctorate degrees in Slavic linguistics and literary studies, as well as a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Statue of sibyl reclining on a sphinx and reading the book of history in Berlin, Germany. This statue located in the Bismarck Memorial in Tiergarten.

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Russian Online for High School Students

Interested high school students can also sign up for a one-year, grant-funded introductory college level Russian sequence taught online through KU for to take free of charge. This program is funded thanks to the U.S. Russian Foundation


Department News

The associate professor in the Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies served as director of the Max Kade Center for German-American Studies. She won several KU mentoring and advising awards, and she worked to further the awareness of Lawrence’s own German American legacy.

Shortly after the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the University of Kansas began working on several initiatives to support academic peers in Ukraine. One such endeavor, led by the Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies, sought funding to support graduate students and faculty…

The Max Kade Center for German-American Studies at the University of Kansas will host the touring exhibition “THOMAS MANN: DEMOCRACY WILL WIN” from August 14th to September 15th. This exhibition is organized by Literaturhaus München and VATMH and is realized with the generous support of the German Federal Foreign Office.

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