The home of the Master's programme Russian Studies is the Aleksanteri Institute, the largest and best-known European research institute of Russian studies. Aleksanteri is dedicated to Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian studies, forming an active, international community that hosts a Visiting Fellow Programme, organises the annual Aleksanteri Conference plus other research seminars and workshops, and also accommodates warm, friendly, social gatherings.
The Institute promotes research networking in Finland and abroad. The Visiting Fellows programme is an important part of our research activities by providing us with fruitful international connections. Every year, the Institute participates in several non-academic research projects in cooperation with the Finnish Government, business, or NGO communities. These projects channel Finnish expertise for the benefit of society at large, and cooperation is promoted between interested parties in Finland, the EU, and target countries. Training projects, seminars and database projects, many of which involve research, are typical examples of this kind of activity.