Institute Events

26.3.2015 at 14.15
Visiting Fellows Research Seminar
Michal Pullmann: Pragmatic Radicalism of the "Long" 1970s": Ideology and Social Consensus in East and West

Aleksanteri Conference
Culture and Russian Society

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Welcome to the Aleksanteri Institute!

The Aleksanteri Institute functions as a national centre of research, study and expertise pertaining to Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the social sciences and humanities. The Institute promotes cooperation and interaction between the academic world, public administration, business life and civil society, both in Finland and abroad.

Visiting Fellowships 2015-2016 CALL OPEN

The Aleksanteri Institute’s Visiting Scholars Programme invites applications for Aleksanteri Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016 from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that relates to the Institute's research agenda. The fellowship carries a monthly stipend to cover the expenses related to the research visit that can range from one to three months. The Visiting Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside of Finland. The deadline for applications is 20 February 2015.

More information on the fellowships and on the application procedure.

Rectruitment news

The board of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies has chosen Dr. Meri Kulmala (University of Helsinki) and Dr. Anna Lowry (Indiana University) for the position of post-doctoral researcher. MA Minna Hakkarainen was chosen for the position of planning officer (international affairs). Sincere thanks to all applicants for excellent applications!

Best publications in political science awarded by RPSA

  The monograph "Платить нельзя проигрывать: Региональная политика и федерализм в современной России authored by postdoctoral researcher Andrey Starodubtsev and published by EUSP Press, ranked number three in the competition of the best Russian publication in political science in 2014. The award is given annually by The Russian Political Science Association (RPSA). 


New project looks at the role of consultants in Arctic energy

Professor Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen will be leading a new four-year project entitled Assessing Intermediary Expertise in Cross-Border Arctic Energy Development at the Aleksanteri Institute beginning in January 2015. The project aims at finding out how intermediaries engage in valuation practices that drive the location and content of pivotal conversations on Arctic oil and gas extraction.

Katalin Miklóssy's team shortlisted in Helsinki Challenge

Helsinki Challenge

Katalin Miklóssy's team Unbounded pedagogy! University teachers without boundaries has been selected for the shortlist of the Helsinki Challenge competition. Twenty teams compete for a prize of €375,000. Katalin's team invents and implements new methods of teaching and introduces them to restricted democratic environments.

Read more on Helsinki Challenge. The winner will be announced in November 2015.

A new consortium - RussiaHUB Helsinki - will be launched at the University of Helsinki's Think Corner on 17.-21. November 2014.

RussiaHUB Helsinki brings together key actors in research, business and politics, thus strengthening Helsinki's profile as a center of Russian expertise. The theme week at Think Corner aims to give a glimpse of the vast array of knowledge already developed by the organisations in the Helsinki region and provide a platform for intensifying cooperation.


The events and materials are so far only available in Finnish. Please contact us to get information in English!

RussiaHUB Helsinki is one of the top projects of the Helsinki Insight 375 campaign.

Two senior researchers chosen for the Centre of Excellence

The Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies, Choices of Russian Modernisation, has chosen Dr. Anna-Liisa Heusalafor the position of senior researcher for the period of 1.1.2015-31.12.2016 and Dr. Jukka Pietiläinen for the period of 1.1.2015-31.12.2015. We'd like to thank all candidates for good applications.


Centre of Excellence Choices of Russian Modernisation


RussiaHUB Helsinki

Recent Publications

See database TUHAT for all publications by our staff members


Helsinki Insight