Interaction with society

Interaction with the surrounding society is the best way of realizing and putting to action the results of academic research. The Aleksanteri Institute is developing channels to enable the fruitful cooperation between academic specialists, students and the agents of governmental, non-governmental and commercial sectors.

Aleksanteri Institute's expertise in matters of Russia and Eastern Europe is appreciated by the Finnish media. Markku Kivinen (photo) and other experts are interviewed on a weekly basis.


The institute actively takes part in the discourse and politics in the fields of its expertise and its members act as consultalts and advisors in various organisations. The Alumni Association is a valuable channel that connects the institute to the surrounding society.