Eastern Europe has always had its own cultural peculiarities in comparison with other European territories that influenced strongly its educational areas. It has a wide range of geographical, political, cultural and socio-economic features combined together and forming a peculiar background for specific development processes. Such divergences are the reasons for some interdisciplinary aspects of regional studies so a lot of different study systems can be observed in this region.
Nevertheless the level of education in many facilities of Eastern Europe is rather high for the students to have a strong knowledge background in many subjects. It should be said that Eastern Europe gave a lot of great scientists dealing with exact sciences, including engineering and mathematics, to the world. Some of the Eastern territory studies aspects influenced also approaches to educational attainment in West that can be observed in various levels of education hierarchy.
Eastern Europe studies in the context of modern education
Nowadays Eastern Europe is in dynamics of transformation in many aspects and streams that is strongly reflected in its studies. Though influenced greatly by the Soviet Union ideology its study systems are nowadays mainly oriented to the West also because of the expansion of the European Union. Combining old and up-to-date features it prepares many high-level educated professionals in many scientific fields.
At present specialists confirm the need for experts in many fields in Eastern Europe though there is the lack for required education and trainings level in this region. There is a high demand in employment in East Europe as though many students have a good education, it is hard for them to find a relevant job or continue further scientific work or research activities at various higher education institutions. That is why many of them choose to continue study or work abroad instead of staying home.
Investigation and research while mastering Eastern Europe studies
The main disciplines that most often are connected with the Eastern European studies comprise the following: law, history, culture, political science, and economics. Also the students perform researching activities concerning interdisciplinary issues of regional studies. Investigations are focused on contemporary relevant issues that are the cause of transformation actions in Eastern Europe and their political, economic and historical grounds. Additional concentration is on cultural points and also on the study and research of ethno-national conflicts in Eastern Europe.
There are a lot of investigation papers of Eastern Europe culture, its semiotic aspects and aspects from academic and media history of the Eastern Europe cultures. Mainly the research is focused on the forms of expression of cultural consciousness in artistic media such as performance, literature, figurative arts, filmography etc. from the perspective of peculiar way of cultural formation on this territory.