• Finland

  • P.O. Box 42 (Unioninkatu 33)

    FI-00014 University of Helsinki Helsinki


Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Aleksanteri Institute, Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki and provides high-standard academic expertise in Finland with regard to Russia and Eastern Europe.

The Aleksanteri Institute functions as a national centre of research, study and expertise pertaining to Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the social sciences and humanities. The Institute promotes cooperation and interaction
between the academic world, public administration, business life and civil society, both in Finland and abroad.

One of the 15 new Centres of Excellence (CoE) in Research for 2012-2017 funded by the Academy of Finland is Aleksanteri Institute’s Choices of Russian Modernisation, led by Markku Kivinen.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 1990 2020

The Future of Renewable Energy in Russia

Gritsenko, D.


Project: Research project

Sinulle on vihapostia -hanke

Kotilainen, N., Hast, S., Vuorelma, J., Kangas, A. & Särmä, S.

01/08/2017 → …

Project: Research project

MISHA: Migration, Shadow Economy and Parallel Legal Orders in Russia

Heusala, A., Aitamurto, K. & Urinboyev, R.


Project: Research project

Publications 1977 2019

Air emissions from ships in port: Does regulation make a difference?

Tovar, B., Tichavska, M., Gritsenko, D., Johansson, L. & Jalkanen, J-P., Mar 2019, In : Transport Policy. 75, p. 128-140 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Independent and Popular? Russian Youth Videos in the Age of Globalisation

Ratilainen, S. M., 2019, Russian Culture in the Era of Globalisation. Hudspith, S. & Strukov, V. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Against Romanophobia, for diversity and equality: exploring the activism modes of a "movement within a movement" in Finland

Enache, A., Saarinen, A., Puurunen, H. & Markkanen, A., 2018, Citizens' activism and solidarity movements: Contending with populism. B. S., A. K. & A. S. (eds.). Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 51-78 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Aluksi: Viro 100

Kaasik-Krogerus, S., 18 Feb 2018, In : Politiikasta.fi.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Activities 1979 2019

Chernova Zhanna

Meri Kulmala (Host)
1 Jan 201928 Feb 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Larisa Shpakovaskya

Meri Kulmala (Host)
15 Jan 201915 Feb 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Joan Neuberger

Ira Österberg (Host)
4 Jun 20198 Jun 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Brainstorming workshop

Meri Kulmala (Chair of organizing committee)
31 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Sofiya An

Meri Kulmala (Host)
1 May 201930 Jun 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH


Agricola Prize 1988

Vesa Oittinen (Recipient), 1988

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best paper award at ISMI 2017 conference

Mikko Villi (Recipient), Mikko Grönlund (Recipient), Carl-Gustav Linden (Recipient), Katja Lehtisaari (Recipient), Bozena Mierzejewska (Recipient), Robert Picard (Recipient) & Axel Röpnack (Recipient), 17 Oct 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best Poster Award for Early Career Researchers

Daria Gritsenko (Recipient), Jan 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards