Research Institutes


Research Network Institutions and Institutional Change in Postsocialism (KomPost)


The Research Network Institutions and Institutional Change in Postsocialism (KomPost) is a multidisciplinary that has been established by eight German universities and research institutes in early 2010.



Central Eurasian Studies Society


The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) is a private, non-political, non-profit, North America-based organization of scholars who are interested in the study of Central Eurasia, and its history, languages, cultures, and modern states and societies. We define the Central Eurasian region broadly to include Turkic, Mongolian, Iranian, Caucasian, Tibetan and other peoples. Geographically, Central Eurasia extends from the Black Sea region, the Crimea, and the Caucasus in the west, through the Middle Volga region, Central Asia and Afghanistan, and on to Siberia, Mongolia and Tibet in the east.



European Society for Central Asian Studies





Internet Services for Researchers


 Central Asia Harvard List


The Central-Asia-Harvard-List is an e-mail distribution list which distributes information about events and programs related to Central Asian/Central Eurasian studies at and around HarvardUniversity.





International Organizations that provide information and data on Central Asia


 World Bank


 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


 International Monetary Fund







 Private University of Applied Sciences


The Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen (PFH) is a private state-accredited university. Courses offered aim at training qualified junior managers, thus allowing the University to actively contribute to Germany's status as a competitive country in the fields of economy and science. Consistent practice-oriented teaching, pronounced internationality, and the development of innovative lectures are part of these endeavours.



 Volkswagen Foundation


The Volkswagen Foundation has been funding research projects in all disciplines since 1962. Its mission is to establish forward-looking fields of knowledge. Despite its name, the Volkswagen Foundation is not a subsidiary of the respective company, but an independent, non-profit Foundation under private law with its head office in Hanover. With a funding volume of up to 100 million euros p. a. it is the largest private science funder and one of the major foundations in Germany.