The goal of the Expertise in Russian and Eastern European Studies (ExpREES) is to educate students who plan to become experts with a profound knowledge both in their own discipline and in Russian and Eastern European studies. Those who finish ExpREES studies and are awarded the Master's degree together with a separate ExpREES certificate will have competencies and skills to work both in the public and private sector in different positions as well as in the field of research. The multidisciplinary approach will help to learn about the past, present and future of societies of the given regions. The REES network gathers teachers/researchers and course offerings in different fields of study focusing on Russia and Eastern Europe from all network universities and creates a comprehensive package of courses available for ExpREES students only; no one network university would be able to offer such a programme on its own.
ExpREES studies constitute a substantial part of the Master's degree. Please note that the Aleksanteri Institute does not award degrees to ExpREES students, but the student remains as a student of his/her home university and will obtain the degree there. Therefore, only students who already have got the right to study in a network university are eligible for the ExpREES.