The Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki coordinates a network of 12 Finnish universities, ExpREES: We offer a multidisciplinary, Master's level programme suitable for students of various disciplines from the humanities and social sciences to business and technology. These studies will give you skills and competencies which will be regarded as an advantage when pursuing different positions in the academia, public administration, or business life. Contact teaching, online courses, summer schools and excursions help you in finding your strengths and developing your career, not to mention completing your Master's thesis!
The uniqueness of ExpREES lies in its nationwide network, flexibility and multidisciplinarity. ExpREES studies are available for students from a wide variety of academic disciplines, as long as you are enrolled as a Master's student in any of the twelve universities in the network (see How to apply). ExpREES is also exceptional thanks to its historical perspective: the programme has been running since 1998 (first as the Master's School in Russian and East European Studies). Its teaching, organisation and activities have been developed systematically, based on the feedback from students and teachers for more than twenty years. To date, over 600 students have graduated from the programme and the alumni can be found working as specialists both on private and public sectors all the way to ministers and high officials.
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The ExpREES is coordinated by the Aleksanteri Institute, Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, at the University of Helsinki.