Contact information

The Aleksanteri Institute is located in the City Centre Campus of the University of Helsinki. Our street address is Unioninkatu 33. Please note that as a research institute we have no regular opening hours. If you're planning a visit, it's a good idea to contact us beforehand!

You can best reach our staff by emailing them directly. For general questions you can also contact aleksanteri@helsinki.fi

 

The  50 researchers and other experts working at the Aleksanteri Institute have specialized in various fields of Russian and Eastern European Studies and are ready to comment on a wide range of issues. English is the safest language, but most of us also speak Russian. If you cannot find a suitable expert from the list, please don't hesitate to contact information specialist Niina Into.

If you are seeking information on Russian and Eastern Europe or looking for a specific book or journal article, information specialist Marko Tiainen can help you. You might also want to take a look at the University of Helsinki Research Guide. 

The Aleksanteri Institute has many study opportunities to offer at all academic levels.

Bachelor's level:

  • East Central European, Balkan and Baltic Studies (ECEBB).  Contact programme director Jouni Järvinen or coordinator Minna Oroza.
  • Ukrainian Studies. Contact programme director Jouni Järvinen or coordinator Minna Oroza.

 Master's level:

  • Expertise in Russian and Eastern European Studies (ExpREES). Contact programme director Tapani Kaakkuriniemi or coordinator Hanna Peltonen.
  • Master' s Programme in Russian Studies. Contact programme director Sari Autio-Sarasmo
  • Also ECEBB and Ukrainain Studies are available on MA level. Please see above!

 

The Aleksanteri Institute is a part of the University of Helsinki doctoral training where we constitute a part of The Doctoral Programme in Political, Societal and Regional Change (PYAM). We are also in charge of  Finnish – Russian Network for Russian and Eurasian Studies in Social Science and Humanities (FRRESH) and YRUSH fellowship programme for Russian PhD students. If you are interested in doctoral studies on our field, please contact Head of Research Training Ira Jänis-Isokangas.

The Aleksanteri Institute and its researchers are open to different forms of cooperation. If you are looking for a project partner, please contact Director Markku Kangaspuro or Head of International Affairs Anna Korhonen.

Our Visiting Fellows programme welcomes applications once a year (in January-February). In addition to the Fellows programme, we can invite a few individual scholars for research stays at the Aleksanteri Institute. if you are interested in Finnish Russian and Eastern European Studies and would like to come work with us, please contact Head of International Affairs Anna Korhonen

Anna is also the person to contact, should you be looking for international cooperation on an institutional level. 

The Aleksanteri Institute occupies an old Russian hospital building from year 1848 near the northern end of Unioninkatu, number 33. The yellow neo classical building has several entrances. To reach us, please enter the from the inner court yard as show on the map. Should the glass doors be locked, use the door telephone. A9 connects you to the porter.  

The Institute is located in Kruununhaka close to the Senate Square and a 10 minutes walk from the central railway station. For the most convenient route, please consult Google maps or the Journey planner provided by the Helsinki Region Transport (HSL). More info about routes, times and prices is available on the HSL website.

Welcome to the Aleksanteri Institute!