The Aleksanteri Institute promotes Finnish research in the field of Russian and Eastern European Studies. We cultivate domestic and international research networks and encourage dialogue with other actors of the Finnish society. Our scholars are successfully carrying out innovative research projects with a variety of domestic and international funding sources, and publish in the best international disciplinary and area studies journals, as well as in established Finnish journals.

Our approach is multidisciplinary and focuses on the following thematic areas: 

  • Political systems, governance and civil society
  • Environment and climate change
  • Security, new and traditional threats
  • Changing identities and cultures
  • Digitalisation, big data and digital media 
  • Welfare policy and equality 
On-going research projects