Aleksanteri Institute
P.O.Box 42 (Unioninkatu 33)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

office +358 50 3565 802,
fax +358 2941 23620

aleksanteri [at]
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Location & Connections

Studying at the Aleksanteri Institute

Through its multidisciplinary network, the Aleksanteri Institute offers a variety of ways to specialise in Russian and Eastern European Studies, at each stage of your academic career.

The Finnish Doctoral Programme for Russian and East European Studies

  • nation-wide, multidisciplinary network of researchers and graduate students
  • lectures, seminars and workshops by top Finnish and foreign researchers
  • extensive international co-operation
  • over 40 highly graded dissertations since 2002

Finnish Master’s School in Russian and East European Studies

  • joint multidisciplinary study programme of 12 Finnish universities
  • students graduate with majors from their home universities
  • tailored courses, seminars, student exchanges and employment training
  • 500 students enrolled, over 200 graduates since 1998

East Central European, Balkan and Baltic Studies (ECEBB)

  • multidisciplinary subject founded on the cooperation of several departments and units of the University of Helsinki
  • provides students with understanding of the recent history and current societies of the East Central European, Balkan and Baltic regions
  • can be studied as a major or minor subject

Ukrainian Studies

Multidisciplinary Russian Studies

The Aleksanteri Alumni Association is a great way to keep in contact with your contemporaries after graduating.